MS Office 365 for UNE Staff and students

As part of UNE's agreement with Microsoft, Staff and students are able to download and use (free of charge) Microsoft Office 365 on up to 5 devices (Mac, Windows, iPad, Android) while being an enrolled student at UNE.

The Office 365 version are FULL versions of the product and are available for offline use, which means they are installed on your computer and can be used even when you are not connected to the internet.

However, you must connect your computer to the internet at least every 30 days to verify that you are still eligible to use the software.

What's included in Office 365?

Office 365 for Windows:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote
  • Access
  • Publisher
  • Outlook
  • Skype for Business ... and others

Office 365 for MacOS 10.10:

  • Word 2016
  • Excel 2016
  • PowerPoint 2016
  • Outlook 2016

Office Mobile:

  • Word Mobile
  • Excel Mobile
  • PowerPoint Mobile
  • OneNote and Lync Mobile are available as a separate download.


Office 365 features

Office 365 online applications

Your UNE login will be enabled to access online versions of the Office suite - Word, Powerpoint, Excel, as well as some tools like Sway and Planner. These online apps can be accessed from anywhere via a browser (similar to Google Apps that you might already be familiar with)

Home Use for up to five MS Office installations

Another feature of the cloud move is that you will be able to use your UNE account to install and license, for free while you are employed at UNE, five versions of MS Office on home desktops, laptops, and mobile devices such as iPads.

Details on how to access and download the home use versions can be found here.

How do I get Office 365

You will need to login to your UNE email to download the Windows and Mac version of the software.

On your mobile device, you download the free version of Office Mobile (for iPad / Android) and then sign in with your UNE student details to "unlock" the full version.

Installation instructions can be downloaded for:

Help with Microsoft Office Training

Microsoft provides some excellent Office training resources for both the Windows and the Mac version of Office, as well as help with setting up office apps for iPhone iPad and Androids.

The IT Service Desk is not able to provide help and support with the installation of these products. Instead, please review Microsoft's help pages on the installation and setup of the software.

Using Microsoft Office after I graduate or not enrolled at UNE

Your UNE student account is disabled 9 months after the end of your last active enrollment for staff the default grace period is 10 weeks after the end date of your employment.

At this point your Microsoft ProPlus subscription through UNE will end as well and the software you have installed will go into   reduced functionality mode (ie read-only mode - you can open files, but not edit them),

You will then be able to take out a personal subscription to the software or uninstall it if no longer required.

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