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Free office 365 Pro Plus for School Children (vaires by council area)

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Found out that if you have Children attending primary or secondary school in the local authority areas below then you can sign in to their glow account and click through to a full copy of Office 365 P… Read More
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Found out that if you have Children attending primary or secondary school in the local authority areas below then you can sign in to their glow account and click through to a full copy of Office 365 Pro Plus.

If they don't know their account username and password they can ask for it in school. School staff are also able to get this if they have a glow account.

Some of Scotland's local authorities have levels of Microsoft licensing which allow their pupils and school staff to get access to Office 365 Pro Plus from home and some of those local authorities use Glow to enable users to access these copies of Office. This will allow you to use a range of Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote etc) on up to 15 home devices without cost (the 15 licences being split as 5 for laptops, 5 for tablets and 5 for phones).

The following local authorities currently qualify for this software and have opted to make it available through Glow:
Aberdeen City
Aberdeenshire Council
Argyll and Bute
Clackmannanshire
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Dumfries and Galloway
East Ayrshire
East Renfrewshire
Falkirk
Fife
Glasgow
Highland
Inverclyde
Moray
North Ayrshire
North Lanarkshire
Perth and Kinross
Renfrewshire
Scottish Borders
Shetland Islands
South Ayrshire
Stirling
West Lothian
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#1
Why Dundee is not included?
[mod][Mod Team]#2
You can add South Lanarkshire to your list too ;)
5 Likes #3
haq
Why Dundee is not included?

Don't eat enough Haggis
2 Likes #4
All pupils in primary and secondary in Wales have had access to Office 365 for years! Every time I asked my kid's primaryschool for user name and password they failed to understand what I'm on about. They used to say they would look into it but they could barely use a wrist watch... When my children moved to secondary school, I did not even need to ask for it. THEY received all information quickly.

Well worth it to get the little ones to properly use computers for something productive (not like us on HUKD). Heat added!

Edited By: salahwrexham on Nov 12, 2016 07:42
#5
This would last for 1 year, right?
#6
luvsadealdealdeal
This would last for 1 year, right?
In theory it would last until your child leaves school. As with all things local councils could remove access in the future.
#7
haq
Why Dundee is not included?
Would need to ask the council. Probably their volume licencing agreement with Microsoft doesn't include it.

Edited By: craigarthur on Nov 12, 2016 08:18
#8
craigarthur
luvsadealdealdeal
This would last for 1 year, right?
In theory it would last until your child leaves school. As with all things local councils could remove access in the future.

but do you need to renew after 1 year?

there must be a mechanism in place to stop people installing & keeping forever
#9
If it's anything like the version I have through a charity i'm involved with, the account autorenews, so long as the council still have the licence it will keep working.

It doesn't work in the same way the voucher codes do in that they load a years worth of service and need renewed. In theory, it could stop next week if the local council withdraws from the scheme.

Will also end if the school revokes a childs linked glow account.
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This is basically another way M$ try to tie people in to using their products, if a child grows up using MSo, they are unlikely to understand the need for really free software office suites like Libré Office.

I stopped buying new MSO products in 2008, and only keep that copy of MSO2008 because my local LEA keeps sending out weirdly formatted letters that will ONLY open in MSO (and uses dangerously outdated active script elements)

So if you cannot get the free MSO, get Libré Office, you will hardly notice the difference.
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craigarthur
If it's anything like the version I have through a charity i'm involved with, the account autorenews, so long as the council still have the licence it will keep working.
It doesn't work in the same way the voucher codes do in that they load a years worth of service and need renewed. In theory, it could stop next week if the local council withdraws from the scheme.
Will also end if the school revokes a childs linked glow account.
Can you put Scotland / scottish in the deal title?
#12
Some schools offer it regardless of the area - my son's school gives the package but isn't it one of these areas
1 Like #13
Chrrye
craigarthur
If it's anything like the version I have through a charity i'm involved with, the account autorenews, so long as the council still have the licence it will keep working.
It doesn't work in the same way the voucher codes do in that they load a years worth of service and need renewed. In theory, it could stop next week if the local council withdraws from the scheme.
Will also end if the school revokes a childs linked glow account.
Can you put Scotland / scottish in the deal title?
No doubt another thing subsidised by the English. When do we get our referendum to leave the UK?

Edited By: jaydeeuk1 on Nov 12, 2016 12:48
#14
All schools in Northern Ireland also have this.
The install of office will continue to authenticate and stay activated as long as the user has a ProPlus license. This does not get removed from a user while they are in school (even if they change school).
#15
jaydeeuk1
Chrrye
craigarthur
If it's anything like the version I have through a charity i'm involved with, the account autorenews, so long as the council still have the licence it will keep working.
It doesn't work in the same way the voucher codes do in that they load a years worth of service and need renewed. In theory, it could stop next week if the local council withdraws from the scheme.
Will also end if the school revokes a childs linked glow account.
Can you put Scotland / scottish in the deal title?
No doubt another thing subsidised by the English. When do we get our referendum to leave the UK?

Not everything is reduced to politics.

Subsidised by Microsoft at a cost to themselves.
#16
everyone in northern ireland or users of c2k network get a copy free. staff get 5 copies and students get one.
#17
salahwrexham
All pupils in primary and secondary in Wales have had access to Office 365 for years! Every time I asked my kid's primaryschool for user name and password they failed to understand what I'm on about. They used to say they would look into it but they could barely use a wrist watch... When my children moved to secondary school, I did not even need to ask for it. THEY received all information quickly.

Well worth it to get the little ones to properly use computers for something productive (not like us on HUKD). Heat added!


Any chance of some more details of the Welsh scheme. Had no information about it from my daughter's school.
#18
ask your childs school if your area is not on the list, by eldest had the offer on her school email and didn't tell me, only found out when helping her with something she said we have Office so I thought it wasn't needed but made sense to upgrade.
1 Like #19
Basically Scotland then
#20
Thanks for that, brilliant!

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