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Installing Microsoft Office

Through our educational agreements with Microsoft we are now able to provide you with access to Microsoft Office Pro Plus. This will allow you to install the full office suite on your personal Laptop or Desktop device. You can even install and use the Mobile versions of the applications on your Windows phone, iPhone, Android phone or even your Windows RT device.

The following software can be installed on up to 5 of your own PC or laptop or mobile devices;

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Install Office on your PC or Mac with Office 365

When you use the latest version of Office with Office 365, you can edit and review Office files from virtually anywhere you can use your computer, mobile device, or web browser.

OneDrive for Business will soon be added to Office 365 - 1 TB cloud located personal storage.  
Important Notes about this addition:  

  • Data stored on OneDrive for Business is not stored at Aston University or backed up, and should not be used for Important or Confidential file storage. Aston ITS cannot locate or retrieve lost, deleted or corrupted files from OneDrive for Business. Your OneDrive will be deleted when your Aston account is removed after leaving the university.
  • Adding files to the “Shared with Everyone” folder will make that file accessible by everyone at Aston. Please do not add files to this folder that you do not want to be visible to all other staff and students.
  • The OneDrive for Business sync app that is downloaded from the Office 365 webpage is not compatible with the installed versions of Microsoft Office on University computers. We are working on providing the sync app separately for Aston University installed computers.

 

To install the latest version of Office

  1. Visit http://portal.office.com and enter your Aston email address when prompted.
  2. You will be redirected to another login page which shows the Aston University logo.
  3. Sign in with your Aston University username and password, e.g. blogsj
        Note: Your Aston email address may already be populated. You will need to delete this.
  4. On the Office page, select the required Language, and then click Install.

Note:  Office installs the 32-bit version on your PC by default, even if your computer is running a 64-bit version of Windows. If you are unsure which version of Office you should install, click the advanced link and then select Which version is best for me?

Watch this video to learn about using Office and Office Web Apps in Office 365.

Deactivate an installation on either a PC or a Mac

If you’ve already installed the latest version of Office with Office 365 on five computers that you use and you want to install Office on a sixth computer, you can do that by first deactivating an installation on one of your current computers.

Go to Software > Office. Click Deactivate next to the computer you want to deactivate the installation from.