Essex County Public Schools is proud to announce that all staff and students with an ECPS email address are now eligible to use Office 365. This product from Microsoft allows the online use of Office 365 on mobile devices and computers.  Office 365 also gives users the ability to download the full version of Office Professional Plus 2021 for installation at home on PC or Mac computers.  

The following is a short Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Office 365.

Please use the following steps to login and use Office 365.  These steps also show how to download the Office Professional Plus 2021.

Visit Office and click the "Sign in" button on the top right of the page.

Depending on the internet browser used you may be prompted to select either "Work or school account" or "Microsoft account".  Please click and select "Work or school account" if you are prompted.

Enter in your Essex County Public Schools email address.

Enter your computer login password.

Below is a image of the login page.


After logging in, please click the blue grid in the top left corner to begin using Office 365 as shown below.  To download Office Professional Plus 2021 continue reading below.

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If you wish to download the product for offline use please click on the "Install now" link as shown below.

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Please Note the Following:

Office 365 and Office Professional Plus 2021 is free for use as long as Essex County Public Schools provides licensing to staff and students.  If ECPS decides to no longer provide licensing the product will continue to stay installed.  The software will then alert the user that the license is no longer valid.  The software will provide a link to the Office website where the user would be able to purchase a license directly from Microsoft.  The software will not run without a valid license.  An example of this would be if a student graduated and moved on to college.  The software would continue to be installed on the student's laptop.  An option would be given to purchase a license to continue use.  This way the student could continue use of the Office product at college by purchasing their own license for the software.

Essex County Public Schools will not be held liable for any damage to software or hardware as a result of using Office 365 or Office Professional Plus 2021.  These two products are offered free for use at your own risk.

Technical Support:

The ECPS Technology Department provides limited support which pertains to login issues in the division on division owned equipment.  At home support is not provided for this product by the ECPS Technology Department.  If you are having login trouble please click to view the ECPS Office 365 FAQ.