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Free Download of Microsoft Office ProPlus for Students - Microsoft Student Advantage Program

We launched the Microsoft Student Advantage (MSSA) Program in mid-August 2014 through which our students could download and install Microsoft Office ProPlus (Office 365 ProPlus) on up to five PC or Mac machines as well as Office Mobile on up to five mobile devices at no charge.

This Program has been very well received by students since its launch. While all students should have already received an email message from us regarding this service, I would like to highlight it again particularly for new students joining the University in the second semester

Under MSSA, each student is given a Microsoft account for downloading Office 365 ProPlus at https://login.microsoftonline.com/. A user guide on the platforms supported, installation procedures, and information on the data to be collected by Microsoft during product activation is at http://www.its.hku.hk/documentation/guide/others/mssa. Before downloading the software, students should make sure that all trial or earlier versions of Microsoft Office are uninstalled from their personal devices. Please refer to the user guide for details.

We would like to remind students that at the first login to Microsoft’s Portal at https://login.microsoftonline.com/, students will be prompted to reset the initial password by assigning a preferred password of their own before they can start the installation of Office ProPlus.    

Students’ right to use Microsoft Office ProPlus offered under MSSA will expire once they leave or graduate from the University. The Microsoft products on their devices will be deactivated after the expiry date, which is the same as that of their HKU Portal accounts.      

In case you have questions on the above, please contact the undersigned or our Service Desk at ithelp@hku.hk or 3917 0123.

Idy Tang
User Services
Tel: 3917 6220
Email: tangky@hku.hk