Regardless of news and hype, pretty much every posting coming from NYC school educators seems to indicate that their required email address is invalid “We can't sign you up right now because we can't verify your school is on our list of eligible institutions. Check back in a few days to see if your school is eligible...”
On February 11, 2015, Anthony Salcito (Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector Education, Microsoft) announced that all NYC 1.1 million students and teachers were now able to access Office 365 freely through the partnership announced by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito -
Today, 1.1 million students in the New York City Public Schools are taking a significant step forward in their educations and will now have free access to the productivity powerhouse that is Office 365.In collaboration with the City Council, the New York City Department of Education is making the Office 365 ProPlus benefit available to all teachers and students – at no cost – providing them with up to five downloads of the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access and Publisher, along with anywhere, anytime access to OneDrive cloud storage. Students and teachers can also download Office to 5 additional mobile devices (smartphones or tablets).
What is the process for activating and registering for Office 365? I am the School Librarian and the admin on our website. I would like to use my portal to add a link through which teachers and students can sign up and access Office 365.