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Employees and Students1 of Jacobs University are eligible to receive the download of the newest version of Microsoft Office Professional Plus3 software free of charge. If Microsoft releases updates of the software, those updates are also included in the license.
The package includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access, Skype for Business, OneDrive for Business. The software download is available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX.
Microsoft Office can be installed on up to five devices simultaneously. Each installed package requires login with the Jacobs University account5 to run the software. To install it on a sixth device, one of the other installations need to be deactivated. Periodically, each device requires a successful connection to the internet to re-validate the license.
PRIVATE DEVICES ONLY
This installation is only for PRIVATE devices and devices not provided by IT (e.g. MacBooks).
To get Microsoft Office installed or updated on devices owned by Jacobs University, please contact Service Desk for Faculty and Staff.
Jacobs University-owned devices distributed by Service Desk for Faculty and Staff already have Microsoft Office installed.
Ending an employee's working contract or exmatriculation6 as a student will lead to a termination of the license7 to use this software, and the required login to use the software will no longer function, the software can then no longer be used and should be uninstalled.
To install the software, please follow the guide How to install Office 365 ProPlus.
1 Eligible students include regular, immatriculated students of Jacobs University, visiting students, exchange students, guest students, and external students. If you are unsure about your status, please search yourself on this webpage and check the "Jacobs University membership" line.
3 The product is called Office 365 ProPlus and delivered as a Click-to-Run application.
5 Often, the login screens of Microsoft ask for the email address. This, in fact, means, "your login", which, in our case, is the JACOBS user account, written in the form CAMPUSNETUSERNAME@jacobs-university.de. There is no dot in your CampusNet user name.
6 Suspension will also lead to a termination of the license.
7 If Microsoft or Jacobs University decide to cancel the offer, the license to use the software will also terminate.