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The University of Cambridge has an Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES) Agreement with Microsoft. This allows all matriculating University students, and staff from participating instituations who are entitled to a University of Cambridge Microsoft account to install Office 365 ProPlus on their personal devices and get access to a 5TB OneDrive for Business cloud-based filestore. For participating institutions, it also provides a licence to install Office desktop software on institutionally-owned machines, and site-wide Client Access Licences (CALs).

How to get your University Microsoft account

Before you can sign up for your University (i.e. 'Business') Microsoft account under the University's EES agreement, you must complete the following preparatory steps in order to enable your account behind the scenes. Please be patient and allow up to 3 hours for your account to be enabled – you cannot proceed until your UIS Password has been synced with Microsoft's Active Directory.

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How to log in to your University of Cambridge Microsoft account

You'll access all Microsoft's cloud-based services using the Microsoft Portal. These include Office 365, Outlook Web Access (OWA) for Exchange Online email, and your 5TB OneDrive for Business filestore.

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Who can get a University of Cambridge Microsoft account?

A University of Cambridge Microsoft account lets you install the Office 365 ProPlus suite on your personal devices and gives you access to a 5TB OneDrive for Business cloud-based filestore and possibly some other Microsoft services that you may be granted personal access to, such as SharePoint online group sites. It also provides a licence to install Office desktop software on institutionally-owned machines. Here's how to check whether you qualify for an account:

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Participating non-University institutions

In addition to the 'core' University (i.e. its Schools, Faculties and Departments), the following non-University institutions have chosen to participate in the University's EES Agreement, not otherwise being covered as part of the 'core' University. This allows them to include members of their staff (their matriculated students already qualify, being members of the 'core' University).

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What software can you get?

This page documents the software products that are available to qualifying staff and students under the Univeristy of Cambridge Microsoft EES Agreement.

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Which devices are covered?

This page details which devices the software made available under the Microsoft EES Agreement can be installed on, and for what purpose.

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