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£70 off Office Home and Student 2019 with Selected Laptop Orders at John Lewis & Partners
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£70 off Office Home and Student 2019 with Selected Laptop Orders at John Lewis & Partners

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Posted 2nd Jan
£70 off Office Home and Student 2019 with Selected Laptop Orders at John Lewis & Partners with the code OFFICE70

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If you're a student or have a student in the family (any year) then Office is free via the school if your child has a valid school email address.
skiking02/01/2020 18:37

If you're a student or have a student in the family (any year) then Office …If you're a student or have a student in the family (any year) then Office is free via the school if your child has a valid school email address.


Isn't that for office 365? This is office installed locally on your machine
nofaddey02/01/2020 18:54

Isn't that for office 365? This is office installed locally on your machine


Office 365 can be locally installed on your machine. The student subscription includes 5 different devices too.
The student subscription is re-validated frequently and may not continue once the student graduates or whatever. The product then returns to the “free” limited use version.
The one in this post will work forever albeit without new feature upgrades.
nofaddey02/01/2020 18:54

Isn't that for office 365? This is office installed locally on your machine


Office 365 is a local installation too. It's no different to regular Office, it just gets features and updates much more frequently and has more options for online integration if you wish to do so.
deanwall02/01/2020 22:40

The student subscription is re-validated frequently and may not continue …The student subscription is re-validated frequently and may not continue once the student graduates or whatever. The product then returns to the “free” limited use version. The one in this post will work forever albeit without new feature upgrades.


What do you mean by re-evaluated frequently? I'm still running my student version and I graduated over a year ago. I've just asked my sister and she says it hasn't asked her to sign in again on hers either.
ibz10002/01/2020 23:42

What do you mean by re-evaluated frequently? I'm still running my student …What do you mean by re-evaluated frequently? I'm still running my student version and I graduated over a year ago. I've just asked my sister and she says it hasn't asked her to sign in again on hers either.


So it depends what type of license your educational institution has (also worth mentioning large employers also have access to this sometimes or a discounted non 365 product). Some will totally inactivate. Others lose access to certain programmes. Some universities allow their alumni to continue using it indefinitely. But it’s still a license which you are using on behalf on the educational institute. It’s not yours and could be removed at any point. And the programme will be connecting to the internet and validating itself frequently even if it’s not prompting for your password now and then.
Edited by: "deanwall" 3rd Jan
deanwall03/01/2020 00:01

So it depends what type of license your educational institution has (also …So it depends what type of license your educational institution has (also worth mentioning large employers also have access to this sometimes or a discounted non 365 product). Some will totally inactivate. Others lose access to certain programmes. Some universities allow their alumni to continue using it indefinitely. But it’s still a license which you are using on behalf on the educational institute. It’s not yours and could be removed at any point. And the programme will be connecting to the internet and validating itself frequently even if it’s not prompting for your password now and then.


Ah right. I have broadband at home so that's fine, and I think it stays validated for a year without internet connection. But I can see how that might be problematic if you live somewhere where internet access is difficult and you don't travel to cities or anything.
deanwall03/01/2020 00:01

So it depends what type of license your educational institution has (also …So it depends what type of license your educational institution has (also worth mentioning large employers also have access to this sometimes or a discounted non 365 product). Some will totally inactivate. Others lose access to certain programmes. Some universities allow their alumni to continue using it indefinitely. But it’s still a license which you are using on behalf on the educational institute. It’s not yours and could be removed at any point. And the programme will be connecting to the internet and validating itself frequently even if it’s not prompting for your password now and then.


I did some googling and it seems that all versions of Office validate your license in the background, not just Office 365.
ibz10003/01/2020 00:09

I did some googling and it seems that all versions of Office validate your …I did some googling and it seems that all versions of Office validate your license in the background, not just Office 365.


The point I’m making is Office 365 are subscription licenses and so can be revoked; either when you stop paying or the licensing institution (the school/college/university etc) changes their plan.

You are not guaranteed access to any particular product now/next month/ next year unless you know the terms of the contractual agreement they have made with Microsoft.
deanwall03/01/2020 08:46

The point I’m making is Office 365 are subscription licenses and so can be …The point I’m making is Office 365 are subscription licenses and so can be revoked; either when you stop paying or the licensing institution (the school/college/university etc) changes their plan. You are not guaranteed access to any particular product now/next month/ next year unless you know the terms of the contractual agreement they have made with Microsoft.


They have over 99.9% coverage of UK education email addresses. It's not going anywhere any time soon, and in the extremely unlikely case that the license is revoked, you can still purchase Office standalone at that point.

Before then, you're just paying for the sake of wasting money.
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