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Queen's University

Microsoft Office Versions


Microsoft Office is a suite of business applications that run on Windows and Mac computers, phones and tablets, and in the "cloud."  Microsoft uses a variety of names for its Office suite to differentiate between their distribution methods and their licencing restrictions.


Office 2013 Professional

  • Can be purchased by faculty, staff and grad students for use on their home computers.
  • Cost covers the production of the DVD.
  • This licence does not expire.


Office 2013 ProPlus

  • Licenced for faculty, staff and grad students of Queen's University for use on University owned computers.
  • Downloaded from MyQueensU free of charge. (The basic service is centrally funded.)
  • Authenticates using the Key Management Service (KMS) server at Queen's.
  • Server must be contacted at least once every six months by the computer on which it is installed.


Office 365 ProPlus

  • Distributed to licensed Office 365 users.
  • It is a subscription license that requires logging into Office 365 every 30 days.


Office 365 ProPlus (Student Advantage)

  • This is Office 365 ProPlus (same as above), but is provided free to students because of Queen's licencing agreement for Office Professional for faculty, staff, and grad students.
  • The Office suite is downloaded to the user's computer.


Office 365 University

  • Students can purchase a four year Office subscription for $79.
  • Also includes 20 GB of SkyDrive storage and 60 Skype world minutes per month.
  • This subscription is not exclusive to Queen's.




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