Thanks to the Campus Agreement between the universities and Microsoft, employees and students may use Office 365 applications free of charge and install them on up to five devices (Windows/Mac/mobiles) at any one time. Among other applications, the Office package contains well-known software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Skype for Business and Access. The right to use Office ProPlus free of charge expires upon graduation (or termination of studies) or upon termination of employment. However, Office 365 ProPlus will remain installed on the students’/employees’ personal devices. After 30 days without a valid licence, Office 365 ProPlus will go into a so-called reduced functionality mode. Among other things, documents can no longer be edited or newly created in this mode. In order to regain full functionality, the user must purchase a new (personal) licence.
All employees and students of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the University of Teacher Education Lucerne with a user account and a HSLU/PHLU email address are eligible for the scheme. The free-of charge use of the Office suite is contingent on an active employment contract or enrolment in an education programme at the university and expires automatically if either is terminated.
- For security reasons, Office 365 ProPlus may be installed on personal, private devices exclusively. The installation on devices belonging to third parties such as family members, friends or acquaintances is not permitted. Make sure the patch status of the target device (updates) is up-to-date and that the latest anti-virus software is installed.
- IT Services does not provide support for the installation and use of Office 365 ProPlus.
- The right to a free-of-charge use of Office 365 ProPlus expires automatically once a user no longer works or studies at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts or University of Teacher Education Lucerne. Data stored in a HSLU/PHLU-operated cloud should be retrieved and stored on a different drive prior to such time. If the person leaving the university wishes to continue to have access to all applications, he or she must purchase an Office licence.
- Please note that storing confidential data of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in the Office 365 ProPlus Cloud (OneDrive for Business) is not permitted.
Important notice for users of cloud storage services (e.g. OneDrive/Office 365): Please make sure to produce a local copy of your cloud-stored data prior to graduating or leaving the university. To access these services, a valid user account of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts or the University of Teacher Education Lucerne is required. Once your HSLU/PHLU user account expires, so will most likely your access to these services.