Office 365 A1 Plus for faculty licenses

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would anyone be able to confirm that our Office 365 A1 Plus for faculty licenses mean we can install Office 365 on our institute devices please? At the moment we've been deploying Office 2019 Pro Plus, but are thinking of deploying 365 instead.

many thanks,


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Hi @tommalt

See here

A1 does not contain the desktop versions of Office - only the web versions. You would need to get A3 or A5 if you wanted the desktop versions

Hope that answers your question

Best, Chris

Hi @Christopher Hoard 


thanks for that - we've got A1 Plus, which according to this page:


Gives us this:

Some schools are eligible for Education Plus, which includes Office 365 ProPlus, and allows students, faculty and staff to install the latest version of Office on up to five PC or Mac computers and on other mobile devices, including Windows tablets and the iPad. Schools qualify for Office 365 Education Plus when they license Office institution-wide for faculty and staff through Enrollment for Education Solutions, Open Value Subscription Education Solutions, or a school contract. 


What isn't clear is if this is for our institute devices, their personal devices or a mix of both...


thanks a lot,



Sure. I think so because the qualification criteria is outlined here

After the school qualifies, all active full-time or part-time students, faculty, and staff are eligible and can get the plan directly from Microsoft at Office 365 Education if they meet all three of the following requirements:

1. They have a school-specific email address provided by the school (for example, that can receive external email.
2. They are of legal age to sign up for an online offer individually (13 years old).
3. They have Internet access.

There is no specification of the type of device. This is consistent with the business plans which allows this mix.

Best, Chris

Hi @Christopher Hoard ,


that's great thanks - just what I was hoping for.


many thanks,



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