VIU students and staff can now download Microsoft Office 2016 for free.

On September 22, this latest version was released in Canada, and Office 365 Education decided to allow close to four million students across Canada free access. This decision was announced in March 2015 in a press release from Campus Intercept.

While 85 per cent of students from kindergarten to university are able to download Office for free, only 10 per cent have so far. Students can download the program as long as they attend an eligible institution, which includes VIU.

“Many campuses are extremely excited to offer this to students, and of course students are happy to receive such a valuable tool for free,” said Account Manager of Campus Intercept Jennifer Jesson. “It is a four-year subscription for students, faculty, and education staff who attends eligible campuses.”

This latest version can be installed on multiple PCs, Macs, and tablets. There is also the option to get 1TB of OneDrive storage for free.

Students and staff can visit for their free download.