About Office 365

About Office 365

Office 365 is the brand name Microsoft uses for a group of subscriptions that provide productivity software and related services. For consumers, the subscription allows the use of Microsoft Office apps on Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and Windows 10 Mobile, provides storage space on the OneDrive file hosting service, and grants 60 Skype minutes per month. For business users, Office 365 also offers service subscriptions for e-mail and social networking services through hosted versions of Exchange Server, Skype for Business Server, SharePoint and Office Online, integration with Yammer.

After a beta test that began in October 2010, Microsoft launched Office 365 on June 28, 2011,[1] as a successor to Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (MSBPOS), originally aimed at corporate users. With the release of Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft expanded Office 365 to include new plans aimed at different types of businesses, along with new plans aimed at general consumers wanting to use the Office desktop software on a subscription basis, and receiving updates to the software. We are now offering Office 365 ProPlus to all GJUers. This entitles all to download local copies of the full version of Microsoft Office including familiar Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Lync and Publisher on up to 5 personal devices. Office 365 ProPlus is not a web-based version of Office. Instead it runs locally on your device so that you don't need to be connected to the Internet all the time to use it.

To use Office 365 ProPlus, you must log into your Office 365 account every 30 days in order to maintain full functionality of ProPlus. In order to qualify you must be a current active members of GJU.