Parents -do you use Microsoft Office at home?

Published: 19th May, 2015

Parents -do you use Microsoft Office at home? Important information below regarding a free download for all children attending grant-aided schools in Northern Ireland. More details to follow on how to download.  All school staff and pupils in Northern Ireland eligible for free edition of Microsoft Office 365.  20 January 2015  Almost 350,000 school pupils and staff attending grant-aided schools in Northern Ireland are now able to download a free copy of Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus so that they can continue to use the popular software outside the classroom.  The free software gives all pupils and staff that fall under the C2k agreement full use of Microsoft’s Office Pro Plus suite on both PCs and Apple Mac devices.   The exact range of software available depends on the operating system used, but will always include Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Using the software on a Windows PC will also include a number of other tools including Outlook and Publisher. Users are able to install the software on up to five personal devices.   The scheme – operated by Capita Managed IT Solutions on behalf of C2k – is part of Microsoft’s Student Advantage programme, and is available to Northern Irish students through C2k’s licensing of Office 365.   Instructions on how to access the software are available via My-School and C2k’s extranet for school staff C2k Exchange. The scheme is available to all pupils until they graduate or begin attending a school not covered by the agreement.   One of the key benefits of the scale of C2k’s IT service in Northern Ireland is that it provides students with free access to Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus. Software can be expensive – but it is so important that pupils are able to work on computers at home as well as at school. This is a fantastic opportunity, and I would encourage all pupils – and their parents – to take advantage of it.  Ed Brown  managing director of Capita Managed IT Solutions . - See more at:

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