Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Discounted Microsoft Office for Employees

Did you know that Macalester faculty and staff members can purchase Microsoft Office at a substantial discount for use on personally-owned computers? This is the Home Use Program (HUP), which is part of our Microsoft Campus Agreement.  Office includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and (on PCs only) Access.  All you need is our unique Program Code and $9.95.  Read all about it starting at http://www.macalester.edu/its/hardware-software/microsoftoffice/

The fine print: you can buy and use Office on personally-owned computers while you remain employed at Macalester College.  If you leave the College, you must delete the software.  Because participation is restricted only to Macalester employees, it is necessary for you to log into the HUP purchasing page on our Web server to get the code, using your regular network password. 

Here's an overview of the HUP program:
http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/chooser.aspx?culture=en-US

Microsoft's HUP Frequently Asked Questions may be useful to you:
http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/faq.aspx

ITS staff have written step-by-step instructions on how to purchase Office with the HUP discount:
https://helpdesk.macalester.edu/helpdesk/WebObjects/Helpdesk.woa/wa/FaqActions/view?faqId=735

As always, if you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk, helpdesk@macalester.edu or 651-696-6525.   Faculty, your AIAs can assist you as well. 

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