Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus has Arrived for Faculty and Staff at Queen's!

Office ProPlus 365 on laptops and tablets

Previously made available to students, the licensing for the entire Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus suite is now available for Queen's University faculty and staff for use on their own personal devices - for free!

Benefits to users include:

Office on PCs, tablets and smartphones

Faculty and staff are entitled to five installations of the software to their personal computers, plus additional installs on their mobile devices. Different versions are available for PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones.

Most up-to-date versions

Office 365 ProPlus provides you with the current version of Microsoft Office that includes familiar applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

File sharing and storage

OneDrive for Business gives users the opportunity to store up to 1 TB of data using the Microsoft Cloud system, which can then be accessed from supported devices on which Office has been installed. This allows users to sync documents and Office services for more flexibility and efficiency across all Microsoft devices and same Apple devices.

Tablet (e.g., iPads, Android and Windows devices) and smartphone users who have been waiting patiently for this service now have the ability to not only view Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on their device, but have the ability to create, edit and save documents.

Additional information is available on the ITS's Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus page along with tutorials for installing Office 365ProPlus on different devices.

Office 2013 Professional vs. Office 365 ProPlus

Unlike Office Professional 2013, which is available for all university-owned computers (download from MyQueensU) and allows for installations of Office that can be managed by a department or ITS, Office 365 ProPlus is licensed to a person with updates being managed by the user and not the department or the university. For this reason, Office 365 ProPlus is intended for personally-owned devices.

For more information on the difference between Microsoft Office versions, please refer to the ITS Microsoft software page.