Last modified on Mon, 7 Dec 2020
What is Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus?
Office 365 ProPlus is a version of Office available through a Microsoft Office 365 subscription and installed from the cloud on your
local computer, smartphone or tablet device. It is basically the always-up-to-date version of the Microsoft Office suite and its apps. CIT Students can download Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus software to their own devices once they can log in with their @MYCIT.ie credentials.
Microsoft Office 365 plan is available FREE to current students in CIT. This service will allow you to do the following at no cost:
- Install the latest version of Microsoft Office suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) on 5 PCs or Macs.
- Download and run Office apps on five tablets or phones running Android, iOS, and Windows.
- Get 1TB of Cloud storage on OneDrive.
- Use the online version of Microsoft Office on any device.
How to download Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus
On the Office 365 Portal, login with your full myCIT email address and current active student password.
Once successfully logged in you will be given the different services available within the Office 365 platform. For example, to install Microsoft Office suite of applications onto your device, select the 'Install Office' button near the top right-hand side of the screen. From the drop-down menu, select 'Office 365 apps' and this will download the executable file directly onto your machine.
Now select the downloaded file and run it on your device. Once fully installed you will have access to all the latest Office apps.
Note that the 64-bit version is automatically installed unless you explicitly select the 32-bit version before beginning the installation process. Should you wish to change the version, or to see what devices you have downloaded and installed the Office Suite on, select 'View Apps & Devices'.
Microsoft Azure Dev Tools
CIT students have access to other Microsoft tools and learning resources such as Windows Server, Windows 10, Visual Studio and MS Project via the Microsoft Dev Tools for Teaching portal. Access to this portal is using your college email address and your college password. You may have to setup 'Multi Factor Authentication' for this Microsoft-linked account to ensure security. This may require you to install the 'Microsoft Authenticator' app on your phone to securely login the first time.
Click on the link and sign in with CIT or MyCIT email address. If a user already has a personal account it will give the choice to sign in with either 'Personal' or a 'Work/School' account. Choosing the 'Work/School' option will open another sign-in page. Enter CIT or MyCIT email address and password here. Once in, click on the 'Software' link on the left-hand side.
Software available through Azure Dev Tools for Teaching can often be downloaded as 'ISO' files which can be extracted using tools such as 7-Zip. If the software has a license key, it can be found by clicking the 'View Key button on the software details.