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Office (Microsoft)

General Information

Microsoft Office is a suite of interrelated desktop applications, servers, and services. Office for Windows suite includes Access, Communicator, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote, Outlook, and Word.  Office for Mac suite includes Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word.

Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus is now available to current University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students at no charge, for personal use.  Good to Note: UMN has not activated OneDrive, Power BI or Lync for Enterprise (Skype for Business).  If you need to use either of these products you will need to create your own personal account.  If you do create your own account for any Microsoft product for personal use please DO NOT use your username@umn.edu email address, we recommend using a personal email such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc.  Using your @umn.edu email address could cause conflicts between what you want to use and what we have or have not included in our license.  

UMN Owned Computers: Office 2016 for Mac & Windows is now available. 

Personal Use:  Through our Office 365 Pro Plus personal use subscription Office 2016 for Mac & Windows is now available. 

Operating Systems

Windows
Mac

Options

To see if this software is available to you based on your affiliation with the University, change the selections below. Both fields are required.

Step 1: Select your campus

Step 2: Select purchase type

Purchases

A University-owned device license for Office is made available through the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solution (EES).

Download Software for UMN Owned Devices

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.

OIT has purchased popular software for University of Minnesota colleges and departments, system-wide, to participate in the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solution - EES - Program for software items such as this one.

The Board of Regents approved an agreement between the University of Minnesota and Microsoft Corporation to provide a suite of Microsoft’s most popular software for use on computers that are owned by the University of Minnesota. Through this agreement the software may be used on any computer that is owned by the University of Minnesota. All campuses are included in this agreement.

Advantages

The advantages of participating in the Microsoft EES include the following.

  • Savings: By purchasing software for the entire University of Minnesota, the University is able to save a significant amount of money.
  • Software Compliance: The Microsoft EES ensures software compliance for the entire University.
  • Decreased Administrative Support: The Microsoft EES eliminates the need for meticulous record-keeping by departments of what software is installed on what computer, etc.
  • Upgrade and Downgrade Rights: The software license agreements include all vendor upgrades during the year of the software license agreement, as well as downgrade rights.
  • Future Software Saving: When departments order computers in the future, they will not need to upgrade the operating system or add an Office product to the price of the computer. We suggest ordering the computer with the standard Microsoft operating system the manufacturer is offering and then upgrading the operating system to the most current one, and installing Microsoft Office software when you receive the computer.

Campus Resources

Other Resources

Purchases

Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus is available to current University of Minnesota staff and faculty free of charge.

Our distribution of Office 365 Pro Plus offers:

  • Current versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook on all operating systems
  • Access on up to five devices
  • Support for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad*, Android phones, and Windows phones

If you require an Office 365 product not included in our offering you can sign up for them with a personal account.  If you do create your own account for any Microsoft product for personal use please DO NOT use your username@umn.edu email address, we recommend using a personal email such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc.  Using your @umn.edu email address could cause conflicts between what you want to use and what we have or have not included in our license. 

Learn How to Download MS Office 365 Pro Plus Software

* Office apps for iPad require a Microsoft account -- see link for more info

 Additionally, the University provides Google Apps to all students, staff and faculty.  Learn more about Google Apps & find online training.

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license.

If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below:

Under the Home Use Program, UMN staff and faculty employees may acquire a licensed copy of Office for Windows or Mac (at the same level that UMN has licensed for install on UMN owned computers) to install and use on a home computer. This software can be used for both work and personal purposes. You may continue using HUP software while you are under employment at the University of Minnesota AND as long as the corresponding software you use at work has active Software Assurance coverage. Should the University decide to NOT renew the Microsoft contract for Office, communications will be sent out U-wide. And should you leave your position at UMN for any reason it is your responsibility to remove the software from your computer. By ordering the software you are agreeing to abide by this guideline.  Also by ordering you entering into a contract directly with Microsoft, not with a department at the University of Minnesota.

If you are no longer employed at UMN you can still obtain Office through any number of resellers (online or in person at a store that sells software).

Full Home Use Program Terms of Service can be found here.

Eligibility

  • Staff must receive a paycheck from the University of Minnesota to participate in the Home Use Program.

 

Training

Sign up for free Microsoft e-Learning online courses.

Other Resources

Purchases

Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus is available to current University of Minnesota students free of charge.

Our distribution of Office 365 Pro Plus offers:

  • Current versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook on all operating systems
  • Access on up to five devices
  • Support for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad*, Android phones, and Windows phones

If you require an Office 365 product not included in our offering you can sign up for them with a personal account.  If you do create your own account for any Microsoft product for personal use please DO NOT use your username@umn.edu email address, we recommend using a personal email such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc.  Using your @umn.edu email address could cause conflicts between what you want to use and what we have or have not included in our license. 

Learn How to Download MS Office 365 Pro Plus Software

* Office apps for iPad require a Microsoft account -- see link for more info

 Additionally, the University provides Google Apps to all students, staff and faculty.  Learn more about Google Apps & find online training.

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.

OIT has purchased popular software for University of Minnesota colleges and departments, system-wide, to participate in the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solution - EES - Program for software items such as this one.

The Board of Regents approved an agreement between the University of Minnesota and Microsoft Corporation to provide a suite of Microsoft’s most popular software for use on computers that are owned by the University of Minnesota. Through this agreement the software may be used on any computer that is owned by the University of Minnesota. All campuses are included in this agreement.

Advantages

The advantages of participating in the Microsoft EES include the following.

  • Savings: By purchasing software for the entire University of Minnesota, the University is able to save a significant amount of money.
  • Software Compliance: The Microsoft EES ensures software compliance for the entire University.
  • Decreased Administrative Support: The Microsoft EES eliminates the need for meticulous record-keeping by departments of what software is installed on what computer, etc.
  • Upgrade and Downgrade Rights: The software license agreements include all vendor upgrades during the year of the software license agreement, as well as downgrade rights.
  • Future Software Saving: When departments order computers in the future, they will not need to upgrade the operating system or add an Office product to the price of the computer. We suggest ordering the computer with the standard Microsoft operating system the manufacturer is offering and then upgrading the operating system to the most current one, and installing Microsoft Office software when you receive the computer.

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license.

If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below:

Eligibility

  • Students must be enrolled in credit courses at the University of Minnesota to participate in the Office 365 Pro Plus license.

 

Campus Resources

Other Resources

Purchases

A University-owned device license for Office is made available through the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solution (EES).

Download Software for UMN Owned Devices

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.

OIT has purchased popular software for University of Minnesota colleges and departments, system-wide, to participate in the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solution - EES - Program for software items such as this one.

The Board of Regents approved an agreement between the University of Minnesota and Microsoft Corporation to provide a suite of Microsoft’s most popular software for use on computers that are owned by the University of Minnesota. Through this agreement the software may be used on any computer that is owned by the University of Minnesota. All campuses are included in this agreement.

Advantages

The advantages of participating in the Microsoft EES include the following.

  • Savings: By purchasing software for the entire University of Minnesota, the University is able to save a significant amount of money.
  • Software Compliance: The Microsoft EES ensures software compliance for the entire University.
  • Decreased Administrative Support: The Microsoft EES eliminates the need for meticulous record-keeping by departments of what software is installed on what computer, etc.
  • Upgrade and Downgrade Rights: The software license agreements include all vendor upgrades during the year of the software license agreement, as well as downgrade rights.
  • Future Software Saving: When departments order computers in the future, they will not need to upgrade the operating system or add an Office product to the price of the computer. We suggest ordering the computer with the standard Microsoft operating system the manufacturer is offering and then upgrading the operating system to the most current one, and installing Microsoft Office software when you receive the computer.

Campus Resources

Other Resources

Purchases

Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus is available to current University of Minnesota staff and faculty free of charge.

Our distribution of Office 365 Pro Plus offers:

  • Current versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook on all operating systems
  • Access on up to five devices
  • Support for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad*, Android phones, and Windows phones

If you require an Office 365 product not included in our offering you can sign up for them with a personal account.  If you do create your own account for any Microsoft product for personal use please DO NOT use your username@umn.edu email address, we recommend using a personal email such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc.  Using your @umn.edu email address could cause conflicts between what you want to use and what we have or have not included in our license. 

Learn How to Download MS Office 365 Pro Plus Software

* Office apps for iPad require a Microsoft account -- see link for more info

 Additionally, the University provides Google Apps to all students, staff and faculty.  Learn more about Google Apps & find online training.

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license.

If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below:

Under the Home Use Program, UMN staff and faculty employees may acquire a licensed copy of Office for Windows or Mac (at the same level that UMN has licensed for install on UMN owned computers) to install and use on a home computer. This software can be used for both work and personal purposes. You may continue using HUP software while you are under employment at the University of Minnesota AND as long as the corresponding software you use at work has active Software Assurance coverage. Should the University decide to NOT renew the Microsoft contract for Office, communications will be sent out U-wide. And should you leave your position at UMN for any reason it is your responsibility to remove the software from your computer. By ordering the software you are agreeing to abide by this guideline.  Also by ordering you entering into a contract directly with Microsoft, not with a department at the University of Minnesota.

If you are no longer employed at UMN you can still obtain Office through any number of resellers (online or in person at a store that sells software).

Full Home Use Program Terms of Service can be found here.

Eligibility

  • Staff must receive a paycheck from the University of Minnesota to participate in the Home Use Program.

 

Training

Sign up for free Microsoft e-Learning online courses.

Other Resources

Purchases

Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus is available to current University of Minnesota students free of charge.

Our distribution of Office 365 Pro Plus offers:

  • Current versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook on all operating systems
  • Access on up to five devices
  • Support for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad*, Android phones, and Windows phones

If you require an Office 365 product not included in our offering you can sign up for them with a personal account.  If you do create your own account for any Microsoft product for personal use please DO NOT use your username@umn.edu email address, we recommend using a personal email such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc.  Using your @umn.edu email address could cause conflicts between what you want to use and what we have or have not included in our license. 

Learn How to Download MS Office 365 Pro Plus Software

* Office apps for iPad require a Microsoft account -- see link for more info

 Additionally, the University provides Google Apps to all students, staff and faculty.  Learn more about Google Apps & find online training.

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.

OIT has purchased popular software for University of Minnesota colleges and departments, system-wide, to participate in the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solution - EES - Program for software items such as this one.

The Board of Regents approved an agreement between the University of Minnesota and Microsoft Corporation to provide a suite of Microsoft’s most popular software for use on computers that are owned by the University of Minnesota. Through this agreement the software may be used on any computer that is owned by the University of Minnesota. All campuses are included in this agreement.

Advantages

The advantages of participating in the Microsoft EES include the following.

  • Savings: By purchasing software for the entire University of Minnesota, the University is able to save a significant amount of money.
  • Software Compliance: The Microsoft EES ensures software compliance for the entire University.
  • Decreased Administrative Support: The Microsoft EES eliminates the need for meticulous record-keeping by departments of what software is installed on what computer, etc.
  • Upgrade and Downgrade Rights: The software license agreements include all vendor upgrades during the year of the software license agreement, as well as downgrade rights.
  • Future Software Saving: When departments order computers in the future, they will not need to upgrade the operating system or add an Office product to the price of the computer. We suggest ordering the computer with the standard Microsoft operating system the manufacturer is offering and then upgrading the operating system to the most current one, and installing Microsoft Office software when you receive the computer.

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license.

If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below:

Eligibility

  • Students must be enrolled in credit courses at the University of Minnesota to participate in the Office 365 Pro Plus license.

 

Campus Resources

Other Resources

Purchases

A University-owned device license for Office is made available through the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solution (EES).

Download Software for UMN Owned Devices

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.

OIT has purchased popular software for University of Minnesota colleges and departments, system-wide, to participate in the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solution - EES - Program for software items such as this one.

The Board of Regents approved an agreement between the University of Minnesota and Microsoft Corporation to provide a suite of Microsoft’s most popular software for use on computers that are owned by the University of Minnesota. Through this agreement the software may be used on any computer that is owned by the University of Minnesota. All campuses are included in this agreement.

Advantages

The advantages of participating in the Microsoft EES include the following.

  • Savings: By purchasing software for the entire University of Minnesota, the University is able to save a significant amount of money.
  • Software Compliance: The Microsoft EES ensures software compliance for the entire University.
  • Decreased Administrative Support: The Microsoft EES eliminates the need for meticulous record-keeping by departments of what software is installed on what computer, etc.
  • Upgrade and Downgrade Rights: The software license agreements include all vendor upgrades during the year of the software license agreement, as well as downgrade rights.
  • Future Software Saving: When departments order computers in the future, they will not need to upgrade the operating system or add an Office product to the price of the computer. We suggest ordering the computer with the standard Microsoft operating system the manufacturer is offering and then upgrading the operating system to the most current one, and installing Microsoft Office software when you receive the computer.

Campus Resources

Other Resources

Purchases

Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus is available to current University of Minnesota staff and faculty free of charge.

Our distribution of Office 365 Pro Plus offers:

  • Current versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook on all operating systems
  • Access on up to five devices
  • Support for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad*, Android phones, and Windows phones

If you require an Office 365 product not included in our offering you can sign up for them with a personal account.  If you do create your own account for any Microsoft product for personal use please DO NOT use your username@umn.edu email address, we recommend using a personal email such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc.  Using your @umn.edu email address could cause conflicts between what you want to use and what we have or have not included in our license. 

Learn How to Download MS Office 365 Pro Plus Software

* Office apps for iPad require a Microsoft account -- see link for more info

 Additionally, the University provides Google Apps to all students, staff and faculty.  Learn more about Google Apps & find online training.

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license.

If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below:

Under the Home Use Program, UMN staff and faculty employees may acquire a licensed copy of Office for Windows or Mac (at the same level that UMN has licensed for install on UMN owned computers) to install and use on a home computer. This software can be used for both work and personal purposes. You may continue using HUP software while you are under employment at the University of Minnesota AND as long as the corresponding software you use at work has active Software Assurance coverage. Should the University decide to NOT renew the Microsoft contract for Office, communications will be sent out U-wide. And should you leave your position at UMN for any reason it is your responsibility to remove the software from your computer. By ordering the software you are agreeing to abide by this guideline.  Also by ordering you entering into a contract directly with Microsoft, not with a department at the University of Minnesota.

If you are no longer employed at UMN you can still obtain Office through any number of resellers (online or in person at a store that sells software).

Full Home Use Program Terms of Service can be found here.

Eligibility

  • Staff must receive a paycheck from the University of Minnesota to participate in the Home Use Program.

 

Training

Sign up for free Microsoft e-Learning online courses.

Other Resources

Purchases

Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus is available to current University of Minnesota students free of charge.

Our distribution of Office 365 Pro Plus offers:

  • Current versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook on all operating systems
  • Access on up to five devices
  • Support for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad*, Android phones, and Windows phones

If you require an Office 365 product not included in our offering you can sign up for them with a personal account.  If you do create your own account for any Microsoft product for personal use please DO NOT use your username@umn.edu email address, we recommend using a personal email such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc.  Using your @umn.edu email address could cause conflicts between what you want to use and what we have or have not included in our license. 

Learn How to Download MS Office 365 Pro Plus Software

* Office apps for iPad require a Microsoft account -- see link for more info

 Additionally, the University provides Google Apps to all students, staff and faculty.  Learn more about Google Apps & find online training.

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.

OIT has purchased popular software for University of Minnesota colleges and departments, system-wide, to participate in the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solution - EES - Program for software items such as this one.

The Board of Regents approved an agreement between the University of Minnesota and Microsoft Corporation to provide a suite of Microsoft’s most popular software for use on computers that are owned by the University of Minnesota. Through this agreement the software may be used on any computer that is owned by the University of Minnesota. All campuses are included in this agreement.

Advantages

The advantages of participating in the Microsoft EES include the following.

  • Savings: By purchasing software for the entire University of Minnesota, the University is able to save a significant amount of money.
  • Software Compliance: The Microsoft EES ensures software compliance for the entire University.
  • Decreased Administrative Support: The Microsoft EES eliminates the need for meticulous record-keeping by departments of what software is installed on what computer, etc.
  • Upgrade and Downgrade Rights: The software license agreements include all vendor upgrades during the year of the software license agreement, as well as downgrade rights.
  • Future Software Saving: When departments order computers in the future, they will not need to upgrade the operating system or add an Office product to the price of the computer. We suggest ordering the computer with the standard Microsoft operating system the manufacturer is offering and then upgrading the operating system to the most current one, and installing Microsoft Office software when you receive the computer.

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license.

If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below:

Eligibility

  • Students must be enrolled in credit courses at the University of Minnesota to participate in the Office 365 Pro Plus license.

 

Campus Resources

Other Resources

Purchases

A University-owned device license for Office is made available through the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solution (EES).

Download Software for UMN Owned Devices

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.

OIT has purchased popular software for University of Minnesota colleges and departments, system-wide, to participate in the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solution - EES - Program for software items such as this one.

The Board of Regents approved an agreement between the University of Minnesota and Microsoft Corporation to provide a suite of Microsoft’s most popular software for use on computers that are owned by the University of Minnesota. Through this agreement the software may be used on any computer that is owned by the University of Minnesota. All campuses are included in this agreement.

Advantages

The advantages of participating in the Microsoft EES include the following.

  • Savings: By purchasing software for the entire University of Minnesota, the University is able to save a significant amount of money.
  • Software Compliance: The Microsoft EES ensures software compliance for the entire University.
  • Decreased Administrative Support: The Microsoft EES eliminates the need for meticulous record-keeping by departments of what software is installed on what computer, etc.
  • Upgrade and Downgrade Rights: The software license agreements include all vendor upgrades during the year of the software license agreement, as well as downgrade rights.
  • Future Software Saving: When departments order computers in the future, they will not need to upgrade the operating system or add an Office product to the price of the computer. We suggest ordering the computer with the standard Microsoft operating system the manufacturer is offering and then upgrading the operating system to the most current one, and installing Microsoft Office software when you receive the computer.

Campus Resources

Other Resources

Purchases

Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus is available to current University of Minnesota staff and faculty free of charge.

Our distribution of Office 365 Pro Plus offers:

  • Current versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook on all operating systems
  • Access on up to five devices
  • Support for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad*, Android phones, and Windows phones

If you require an Office 365 product not included in our offering you can sign up for them with a personal account.  If you do create your own account for any Microsoft product for personal use please DO NOT use your username@umn.edu email address, we recommend using a personal email such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc.  Using your @umn.edu email address could cause conflicts between what you want to use and what we have or have not included in our license. 

Learn How to Download MS Office 365 Pro Plus Software

* Office apps for iPad require a Microsoft account -- see link for more info

 Additionally, the University provides Google Apps to all students, staff and faculty.  Learn more about Google Apps & find online training.

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license.

If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below:

Under the Home Use Program, UMN staff and faculty employees may acquire a licensed copy of Office for Windows or Mac (at the same level that UMN has licensed for install on UMN owned computers) to install and use on a home computer. This software can be used for both work and personal purposes. You may continue using HUP software while you are under employment at the University of Minnesota AND as long as the corresponding software you use at work has active Software Assurance coverage. Should the University decide to NOT renew the Microsoft contract for Office, communications will be sent out U-wide. And should you leave your position at UMN for any reason it is your responsibility to remove the software from your computer. By ordering the software you are agreeing to abide by this guideline.  Also by ordering you entering into a contract directly with Microsoft, not with a department at the University of Minnesota.

If you are no longer employed at UMN you can still obtain Office through any number of resellers (online or in person at a store that sells software).

Full Home Use Program Terms of Service can be found here.

Eligibility

  • Staff must receive a paycheck from the University of Minnesota to participate in the Home Use Program.

 

Training

Sign up for free Microsoft e-Learning online courses.

Other Resources

Purchases

Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus is available to current University of Minnesota students free of charge.

Our distribution of Office 365 Pro Plus offers:

  • Current versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook on all operating systems
  • Access on up to five devices
  • Support for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad*, Android phones, and Windows phones

If you require an Office 365 product not included in our offering you can sign up for them with a personal account.  If you do create your own account for any Microsoft product for personal use please DO NOT use your username@umn.edu email address, we recommend using a personal email such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc.  Using your @umn.edu email address could cause conflicts between what you want to use and what we have or have not included in our license. 

Learn How to Download MS Office 365 Pro Plus Software

* Office apps for iPad require a Microsoft account -- see link for more info

 Additionally, the University provides Google Apps to all students, staff and faculty.  Learn more about Google Apps & find online training.

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.

OIT has purchased popular software for University of Minnesota colleges and departments, system-wide, to participate in the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solution - EES - Program for software items such as this one.

The Board of Regents approved an agreement between the University of Minnesota and Microsoft Corporation to provide a suite of Microsoft’s most popular software for use on computers that are owned by the University of Minnesota. Through this agreement the software may be used on any computer that is owned by the University of Minnesota. All campuses are included in this agreement.

Advantages

The advantages of participating in the Microsoft EES include the following.

  • Savings: By purchasing software for the entire University of Minnesota, the University is able to save a significant amount of money.
  • Software Compliance: The Microsoft EES ensures software compliance for the entire University.
  • Decreased Administrative Support: The Microsoft EES eliminates the need for meticulous record-keeping by departments of what software is installed on what computer, etc.
  • Upgrade and Downgrade Rights: The software license agreements include all vendor upgrades during the year of the software license agreement, as well as downgrade rights.
  • Future Software Saving: When departments order computers in the future, they will not need to upgrade the operating system or add an Office product to the price of the computer. We suggest ordering the computer with the standard Microsoft operating system the manufacturer is offering and then upgrading the operating system to the most current one, and installing Microsoft Office software when you receive the computer.

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license.

If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below:

Eligibility

  • Students must be enrolled in credit courses at the University of Minnesota to participate in the Office 365 Pro Plus license.

 

Campus Resources

Other Resources

Purchases

A University-owned device license for Office is made available through the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solution (EES).

Download Software for UMN Owned Devices

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.

OIT has purchased popular software for University of Minnesota colleges and departments, system-wide, to participate in the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solution - EES - Program for software items such as this one.

The Board of Regents approved an agreement between the University of Minnesota and Microsoft Corporation to provide a suite of Microsoft’s most popular software for use on computers that are owned by the University of Minnesota. Through this agreement the software may be used on any computer that is owned by the University of Minnesota. All campuses are included in this agreement.

Advantages

The advantages of participating in the Microsoft EES include the following.

  • Savings: By purchasing software for the entire University of Minnesota, the University is able to save a significant amount of money.
  • Software Compliance: The Microsoft EES ensures software compliance for the entire University.
  • Decreased Administrative Support: The Microsoft EES eliminates the need for meticulous record-keeping by departments of what software is installed on what computer, etc.
  • Upgrade and Downgrade Rights: The software license agreements include all vendor upgrades during the year of the software license agreement, as well as downgrade rights.
  • Future Software Saving: When departments order computers in the future, they will not need to upgrade the operating system or add an Office product to the price of the computer. We suggest ordering the computer with the standard Microsoft operating system the manufacturer is offering and then upgrading the operating system to the most current one, and installing Microsoft Office software when you receive the computer.

Campus Resources

Other Resources

Purchases

Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus is available to current University of Minnesota staff and faculty free of charge.

Our distribution of Office 365 Pro Plus offers:

  • Current versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook on all operating systems
  • Access on up to five devices
  • Support for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad*, Android phones, and Windows phones

If you require an Office 365 product not included in our offering you can sign up for them with a personal account.  If you do create your own account for any Microsoft product for personal use please DO NOT use your username@umn.edu email address, we recommend using a personal email such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc.  Using your @umn.edu email address could cause conflicts between what you want to use and what we have or have not included in our license. 

Learn How to Download MS Office 365 Pro Plus Software

* Office apps for iPad require a Microsoft account -- see link for more info

 Additionally, the University provides Google Apps to all students, staff and faculty.  Learn more about Google Apps & find online training.

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license.

If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below:

Under the Home Use Program, UMN staff and faculty employees may acquire a licensed copy of Office for Windows or Mac (at the same level that UMN has licensed for install on UMN owned computers) to install and use on a home computer. This software can be used for both work and personal purposes. You may continue using HUP software while you are under employment at the University of Minnesota AND as long as the corresponding software you use at work has active Software Assurance coverage. Should the University decide to NOT renew the Microsoft contract for Office, communications will be sent out U-wide. And should you leave your position at UMN for any reason it is your responsibility to remove the software from your computer. By ordering the software you are agreeing to abide by this guideline.  Also by ordering you entering into a contract directly with Microsoft, not with a department at the University of Minnesota.

If you are no longer employed at UMN you can still obtain Office through any number of resellers (online or in person at a store that sells software).

Full Home Use Program Terms of Service can be found here.

Eligibility

  • Staff must receive a paycheck from the University of Minnesota to participate in the Home Use Program.

 

Training

Sign up for free Microsoft e-Learning online courses.

Other Resources

Purchases

Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus is available to current University of Minnesota students free of charge.

Our distribution of Office 365 Pro Plus offers:

  • Current versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook on all operating systems
  • Access on up to five devices
  • Support for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad*, Android phones, and Windows phones

If you require an Office 365 product not included in our offering you can sign up for them with a personal account.  If you do create your own account for any Microsoft product for personal use please DO NOT use your username@umn.edu email address, we recommend using a personal email such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc.  Using your @umn.edu email address could cause conflicts between what you want to use and what we have or have not included in our license. 

Learn How to Download MS Office 365 Pro Plus Software

* Office apps for iPad require a Microsoft account -- see link for more info

 Additionally, the University provides Google Apps to all students, staff and faculty.  Learn more about Google Apps & find online training.

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license. If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below.

OIT has purchased popular software for University of Minnesota colleges and departments, system-wide, to participate in the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solution - EES - Program for software items such as this one.

The Board of Regents approved an agreement between the University of Minnesota and Microsoft Corporation to provide a suite of Microsoft’s most popular software for use on computers that are owned by the University of Minnesota. Through this agreement the software may be used on any computer that is owned by the University of Minnesota. All campuses are included in this agreement.

Advantages

The advantages of participating in the Microsoft EES include the following.

  • Savings: By purchasing software for the entire University of Minnesota, the University is able to save a significant amount of money.
  • Software Compliance: The Microsoft EES ensures software compliance for the entire University.
  • Decreased Administrative Support: The Microsoft EES eliminates the need for meticulous record-keeping by departments of what software is installed on what computer, etc.
  • Upgrade and Downgrade Rights: The software license agreements include all vendor upgrades during the year of the software license agreement, as well as downgrade rights.
  • Future Software Saving: When departments order computers in the future, they will not need to upgrade the operating system or add an Office product to the price of the computer. We suggest ordering the computer with the standard Microsoft operating system the manufacturer is offering and then upgrading the operating system to the most current one, and installing Microsoft Office software when you receive the computer.

General Technology Products Terms & Conditions apply to this software license.

If additional terms and conditions apply to this item, they will be listed below:

Eligibility

  • Students must be enrolled in credit courses at the University of Minnesota to participate in the Office 365 Pro Plus license.

 

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