Catawba County Schools is excited to announce the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Benefits program. Faculty and Staff are now able to download and install Microsoft Office ProPlus desktop applications on their personal devices for FREE as a result of our district enterprise agreement with Microsoft.
Who is eligible?
The Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for Education benefit is available to most students and staff with a valid CCS email address.
What happens when a staff member leaves CCS?
Once a staff member has left the district, their Microsoft Office ProPlus subscription will end.
Does this mean we are moving away from Google?
No, we are still a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) school system. We will continue to use these Google services as our primary service for communication, collaboration and document sharing.
This additional inclusion of Office is a huge benefit and cost savings for our staff and students who are looking to purchase Office at home. For those interested in saving Office documents directly into their Google Drive from home, you can utilize the Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office (only available on Windows).
- Go to http://www.office.com
- Sign in with your full email address and your Windows computer password.
Please note that CCS is providing the latest version of Microsoft Office for home use. At this time the version provided is Office 2016 which could be different than the version provided at school.
If you’re experiencing issues trying to install Office on your PC or Mac, see Troubleshoot Office installation with Office 365 for business.