Office 365 ProPlus includes

    Office Suite - Now includes the new Office 2016 apps for your PC & Mac


    • Capture your ideas however you work best - using a keyboard, pen, or a touchscreen.
    • Open PDFs and edit paragraphs, lists, and tables just as you do in familiar Word documents.
    • Keep track of comments in Word documents and mark them as done with the new reply button.
    • Convert your data into a chart or table in two steps or less so you can analyze it faster, and then preview it with different formatting.
    • Embed Excel spreadsheets, Visio diagrams, photos, and almost any other kind of computer file, in your OneNote notebooks.
    • Share your PowerPoint presentation over the web by sending a link to it.
    • Design customized marketing materials that fit your brand and customers.

    Office on PCs, tablets, and phone

    Enjoy a fully installed Office experience across PCs, Macs, Windows tablets, iPad and Android tablets, and most mobile devices.  Each user can install Office on 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tables (Windows, iPad & Android), and 5 phones.


    Online Services Available

    Email and Calendars
    - Use business-class email through a rich and familiar Outlook experience you can access from your desktop or from a web broswer.  Get a 50 GB mailbox per user and send attachments up to 150 MB.

    OneDrive for Business
    - This gives each user 1 TB of personal cloud storage that can be accessed from anywhere and syncs with their PC/Mac for offline access.  Easily share documnets with others inside and outside your organization and control who can see and edit each file.

    Office Online
    - Create and edit Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel documents from a browser.

    Profession digital storytelling
    - With Sway, a new Office 365 app, you can easily create engaging, interactive web-based reports, presentations, newsletters, trainings and more - right from your phone, tablet, or browser.  Sways are easy to share and look great on any screen.


    Get started with Office Apps

    OneNote OneDrive Outlook

    Word Excel PP  


    In need of some training?

    Visit the Office Training Center to get some hands on training and video tutorials. You can also sign-up for PD time with our CA BOCES technology integration specialist - Robert Miller.


    General Q&A for Families/Parents


      One-time purchase
    (Example: Office Home & Student 2016)
    Office 365 subscription
    (Example: Office 365 Home)
    Cost Pay a single, one-time cost Pay a small monthly fee, or save by paying for a full year
    Office applications Get Office 2016 applications, like Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Your apps won't be updated when new features are released. Get the latest version of Office applications, like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Right now that’s Office 2016, but your version will continue to receive new feature updates. PC users also get Access and Publisher.
    Feature updates Security updates are included, but you won’t get new features that are added to Office 2016. Upgrades to major releases aren't included. Your version of Office will always be improving. Get the latest features and updates from Microsoft. Major upgrades to future versions are included.
    Install Office on more than one computer (Mac or PC) One-time purchases are designed for a single operating system, so your copy of Office is good for either one Mac or one PC. With Office 365 Home, you can install Office desktop applications on up to 5 computers, which can be a combination of Macs and PCs. If you don’t need all of those installs, share them with members of your household.
    Install Office and get advanced features on tablets and phones Get basic editing features only on your tablet or phone. Get extra features when you sign in to Office apps on your device. With Office 365 Home, you'll get these extra features on up to 5 tablets and 5 smartphones.
    Extra online storage Not included. Securely store your files in the cloud and access them from anywhere. Get 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage per user, for up to 5 users (Office 365 Home).
    Technical support is included Initial technical support is included for installing only. Contact us throughout your subscription at no extra cost for help with technical issues, or for subscription and billing support.


    What is Office 365 ProPlus?

    Office 365 ProPlus is a subscription service that ensures you always have the most up-to-date tools from Microsoft. It is productivity software (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access, Skype for Business) that is installed on your desktop or laptop computer.  Office 365 ProPlus is a user-based service that allows people to access Office experiences on up to 5 PCs or Macs an on their mobile devices. 

    What is Office 2016?

    Office 2016 is sold as a one-time purchase, which means you pay a single, up-front cost to get Office applications for one computer.  One-time purchases are available for both PCs and Macs . One-time purchases don't have an upgradge option, which means if you plan to upgrade to the next major release, you'll have to buy it at full price.

    What is the cloud?

    "The cloud" is a friendly way of describing web-based computing services that are hosted outside of your organization.  When you use cloud-based services, your IT infrastructure resides off your property (off-premises), an is maintained by a third party (hosted), instead of residing on a server at your home or business (on-premises) that you maintain.  Because this infrastructure is located online or "in the cloud", you can access it virtually anywhere, from a PC, tablet, smartphone, or other device with an Internet connection.

    What applications come with Office ProPlus for PC?

    Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Outlook, Lync, InfoPath

    What applications come with Office ProPlus for Mac?

    Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

    How does my child access Office 365?

    The account is tied to a valid Office 365 login for students and is required to enable any of the Office ProPlus features. The district will set up this login with parental permission. Users will signin to access their Office365 Subscription through the Office365 website.

    How long can my child access this?

    They have access until they graduate or stop attending the school district.

    How will my child understand how to use Office 365 ProPlus?

    They may use this in class or at home. They will be provided the login information.

    What if something goes wrong while they are using Office 365 ProPlus?

    They can access the Microsoft help info.