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Thursday 1 November 2018

Bennett Memorial Diocesan School is able to offer students a Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus subscription at no cost via the Microsoft Student Advantage program. This program allows us to provide current students with the latest version of Microsoft Office at school and at home.

What is a Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus subscription?

A Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus subscription is a rental licence for the complete suite of Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, and Outlook.


PLEASE NOTE: By taking advantage of this benefit you accept responsibility for the installation, configuration and support of the software offered. Bennett Memorial Diocesan School is unable to offer technical support on personal home computers.

Upon leaving Bennett Memorial Diocesan School (or this offer ending) you will need to purchase a suitable licence from a Microsoft retailer in order to continue using the software offered.


How to get it:

Students need to be currently on-roll at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School.

  • Access is integrated to student @bennett.kent.sch.uk e-mail addresses
  • Students – Login to your @bennett.kent.sch.uk email account using your school username and password
  • Click the gear icon in the top-right corner
  • On the right-hand side, under Your App Settings, click Office 365
  • On the Office 365 Settings page click Software – Install Software
  • Choose your language from the drop-down menu and then click Install
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation and start using the software

NOTE: You must uninstall previous versions before running this installation.


How many machines/devices can I run this subscription on?

Each subscription license allows you to run Office on up to five machines – Mac or PC. You can also run Office Mobile for Android or Office Mobile for iPhone on up to 5 mobile devices.

How do I deactivate an installation on either a PC or a Mac?

If you’ve already installed the latest version of Office with Office 365 on five computers that you use and you want to install Office on a sixth computer, you can do that by first deactivating an installation on one of your current computers.

Go to Software > Office. Click Deactivate next to the computer you want to deactivate the installation from.

Is this a full version Office and available for offline use?

Yes, this is full Office on the PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android platform and all are available for offline use.

Do students have to sign into Office 365 to use any of these applications with Office 365 ProPlus?

Yes, a valid Office 365 ProPlus license tied to a valid Office 365 login for students is required to enable any of the four Office 365 ProPlus features.

How long can a student leverage Office 365 ProPlus?

Students can leverage this program until they leave Bennett Memorial Diocesan School. At that point, we must disable their Office 365 ProPlus license.


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