MICROSOFT ENTERPRISE LICENSE AGREEMENT (MSELA) FORMERLY HOME USE PROGRAM
On 6 Dec 2012 the Microsoft Joint Enterprise License Agreement (IELA) was awarded by the Army Contracting Command - National Capital Region to Insight, Inc. By working with the joint services team of Army, Air Force, and DISA, the Army was able to leverage the buying power of more than 2 million users to negotiate more favorable contract terms for all parties. Because the contract was awarded to a new vendor, revised instructions for ordering and downloading software have been developed by CIO/G6 and are published via the CHESS website (link below).
The Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP) is an option for Military and Government Employees to purchase Microsoft Office at a reduced rate and is once again authorized for Army military, civilian, and contractor personnel. For more information, please click link below.
Office 2013 is NOT compatible with Windows Vista or XP. You HAVE to be using Windows 7 or 8.
NOTE: If you use your @mail.mil email address, add the following email address to your trusted senders before requesting the software code: email@example.com
NOTE2: If you use your @us.army.mil email address, add the following web address to your trusted senders before requesting the software code: hup.microsoft.com
Here's how: In Outlook Web App (https://web.mail.mil), click Options, See All Options..., Block or Allow, copy firstname.lastname@example.org or hup.microsoft.com and paste it into the Enter a sender or domain here block under the Safe Senders and Recipients section and hit the green +. Now hit Save at the lower right corner of the screen. This will allow you to click the link inside the email you receive to place your order. If you skip this step, you will have a more difficult time clicking the link in the email.
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 is available for $9.95 and includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, InfoPath, & Lync. This is a license only for ONE (1) computer (and you are only authorized to purchase one through this deal). If you need more than one, consider purchasing Office 365 for $99.99 (per year) via Microsoft. This version will allow installation on up to Five (5) computers (including Macs).
Free Microsoft Office online training from Microsoft here
Good article from PCMag on the differences between the multiple versions
Microsoft Office:mac Home & Business 2011 is available for $9.95. Includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook
Options for other personnel who do not qualify for the above Home Use Program:
You may purchase Microsoft Office at your Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) PX or BX
NOTE: If you are planning on using Outlook (on Windows), it is NOT included in the Home and Student 2010 version above. It only includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
If you are a student [with a valid .edu email address] you may qualify for the Microsoft Ultimate Steal program. This program allows you to purchase Office 365 University for $79.99 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook) and can be installed on 2 computers. You may also purchase Windows 8 Professional for $69.99, and Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 for $139.99
If you are planning on upgrading to Windows 8, please make sure that it will work on your computer. You can do this by running the Windows 8 Upgrade Advisor.
The MS Office for Mac 2011 is the Home and student version which includes: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. It sells for $115.00.
NOTE: You have to logon with your AAFES online login to purchase through the links above. OR visit your local PX / BX.
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