Student Advantage enables every school in New Zealand that licenses Office for staff to be eligible to get Office 365 ProPlus for students at no additional cost! You can get it now! This supports the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or 1:1 learning programmes that you may be looking at implementing, or are currently running in your school.

To take up this benefit, the next steps are:

  1. Contact Datacom to add the zero-cost Student Advantage sku to your Microsoft agreement; and
  2. Deploy the no-cost Office 365 A2 Plan service for staff and students; then
  3. Students are able to download the Office ProPlus client software to their devices (up to 5 devices per student!).

Please contact your Microsoft Reseller for more details:

For schools enrolled in the Microsoft Schools Agreement with the Ministry of Education, please contact Datacom on 0800 22 55 428. For all other schools, please contact your Academic Reseller or partner.

We have also produced a handy ordering and deployment guide for you, with details of how to assign your licenses to your Students.

If you are an existing Office 365 for Education customer (either through EES or directly through our website) with single or multiple tenancies, or if you are a brand new Office 365 for Education customer, please take a look at this deployment guide and FAQ to find out more about how to get up and running quickly.

You can access it here!