We are excited to see the positive reaction to our new program for students. Interest has been very high and we are seeing many students signing up for the new offer. Everyone who has signed up has been able to access the Office 365 services including OneDrive for Business, Office Online and the Office ProPlus download. Unfortunately due to an unforeseen issue some students have run into a delay activating the Office ProPlus clients after download. We have investigated the issue and are currently finalizing an update to the service. In the meantime, to ensure students have a great experience we will disable new students signing up for the offer for a few hours while we deploy the update. New students regardless of eligibility will see the following message: "Sorry, your school isn't on our list of eligible institutions. We'll check to make sure the list is up to date, so try again in a few days..." We are working to update the service and make it available for new students to sign up as soon as possible.
Jake Zborowski - Group Product Manager Office 365”
Microsoft and GW Micro are partnering to provide people who are blind or have low vision improved access to Microsoft Office. Starting today, customers who have purchased and installed any version of Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013, including both perpetual and subscription clients, are eligible to download a free copy of Window-Eyes, GW Micro’s widely used and highly regarded screen reading software.