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Mobile and home access to Microsoft Office 365 apps, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel, FREE for faculty, staff and administrators

Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus is now available for FREE for Hofstra’s faculty, staff and administrators, for use on personal computers and mobile devices. Office 365 Pro Plus includes the mobile, Windows and Mac versions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, among others.

Through this program, you’ll have access to:

  • Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Access (Windows-only) on any 5 of your personally-owned computers, including:

    • PCs running Windows

    • Macs running OS X

  • Word, PowerPoint and Excel on any 5 personal or Hofstra-owned mobile devices, including:

    • Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    • Google Android phones or tablets

You can register for the Office 365 Pro Plus for Faculty program at http://www.office.com/teachers. Once you're there:

  • Click the green "find out if you're eligible" button.

  • When prompted, enter the e-mail address you use to log in to your Hofstra Office 365 e-mail account.

  • Microsoft will verify you are eligible for the Office 365 Pro Plus for Faculty product, (you are) then grant you access to it. You may be prompted to enter your e-mail password as part of this process.

  • You will be redirected to your Office 365 Web Access e-mail once the process is complete. If you're not taken there automatically, go to http://email.hofstra.edu and log in.

To download the Office apps for Windows or Mac

From your Office 365 Web Access (http://email.hofstra.edu), click on the gear icon in the upper right-hand corner, then choose "Office 365 Settings". The Office software downloads are available by clicking "Software" from the left-hand navigation.

For access to the Microsoft Office apps on a mobile device

If you have installed Word, PowerPoint, Excel or OneNote on your iPhone or iPad (from the App Store), or Office Mobile on your Android device (from the Google Play Store), you'll be prompted to log in for full access to the apps. Use your Hofstra e-mail address and password, and select the "Work Account" option.

Office will continue to be pre-installed on Hofstra-owned PCs and Macs, so using the software at work will not count toward the 5 computer limit noted above.

For further information, call the Help Desk at 516 463 7777 or email Help@hofstra.edu.


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