University Of Greenwich Office 365

By | 12th June 2017

University Of Greenwich Office 365

Office 365 is a cloud hosted service provided by Microsoft. It allows University staff and students the ability to create, edit, manage and even collaborate on the popular Microsoft Office products through a browser based interface, rather than relying upon locally installed software.
Office 365 includes other services that we will be investigating over time.

Why did the University choose Microsoft Office 365?

Office 365 was deemed to fit best with the existing IT infrastructure at the University. It links well with existing on-premises Exchange servers, offers consistency with Outlook Web Access and Microsoft Office applications and better integration with our Active Directory.  Significantly, the Microsoft agreement allows University staff and students to download up to 5 copies of the latest Microsoft Office suite onto whichever platform (eg. PC, Mac, iOS, Android) they desire, for free.

Data Protection Act (DPA) requirements and student protection

Our Office 365 contract with Microsoft specifies that our data will remain within the European Economic Area (EEA), whereas other cloud storage services will not guarantee this. As such we have confidence that the data is protected in accordance with the European Data Protection regime.

Compatibility with a wide range of devices

The University wants to provide a service to both staff and students over a wide range of devices to cover the majority of the University’s users. Microsoft have committed to providing support for Mac, Android and Windows devices and whilst not all clients are currently available we will be testing and releasing them as they are made available.

Student Advantage

As a student at the University of Greenwich, you can get up to ten free downloads of Office 365 Pro Plus for PC or Mac. You can also run Office Mobile for Android, iPhone or Windows Phone OS. You are restricted to a total of five PCs or Laptops and five devices mobile devices

You will be licensed for the duration of your study at the University because the license is linked to your student account.

You can download Office 365 Pro Plus software by logging in to https://login.microsoftonline.com using your University Organizational Account (username@gre.ac.uk)

Please Note : Office 365 requires you to enter your Organizational Account, not your student email address.

This also includes when sign in details are requested for Office365 Mobile Applications.

University Documentation

Microsoft Documentation

University Of Greenwich Office 365

Set up an Android phone or tablet

Set up an iOS device – iPhone or iPad

Set up a Windows Phone

University Of Greenwich Office 365

Staff Advantage

As a member of staff at the University of Greenwich, you can get up to ten free downloads of Office 365 Pro Plus for PC or Mac. You can also run Office Mobile for Android, iPhone or Windows Phone OS. You are restricted to a total of five PCs or Laptops and five devices mobile devices.

You will be licensed for the duration of your employment at the University because the license is linked to your staff account.

You can download Office 365 Pro Plus software by logging in to https://login.microsoftonline.com using your University Organizational Account (username@gre.ac.uk)

Please Note : Office 365 requires you to enter your Organizational Account, not your staff email address.

This also includes when sign in details are requested for Office365 Mobile Applications.

If you download Microsoft Office 2016, please read and follow the instructions for installing selective components of Office 2016 for Windows, or Installing Office 365 for Mac below to ensure you retain a working copy of Outlook.

University Documentation

University Of Greenwich Office 365

Microsoft Documentation

Set up an Android phone or tablet

Set up an iOS device – iPhone or iPad

Set up a Windows Phone