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Office 365 FREE to all students and staff

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Through a special partnership with Microsoft, we are proud to announce that all Douglas County School District (DCSD) students and staff will be able to download Office 365 free of charge, for use at home. 

With Office 365, student, employees and their families will have access to the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and much more on their personally owned computers and devices. 

Please note: this software is only for use on personal devices. Software may not be installed on DCSD computers, as DCSD handles licenses on these computers separately.

Students and staff may use any combination of these versions on up to 5 devices. They can also run Office for iPad on up to 5 mobile devices, and Office Mobile for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone on unlimited devices.

They also will be able to use your Microsoft Office subscription as long as the student is enrolled in DCSD. 

This benefit is available NOW to all active DCSD students and employees.

Find out more by visiting, to find download/installation instructions, support and training resources, and frequently asked questions.

January 20, 2015 | By SCPaulsen | Category: District, Information Technology, ITS

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