Microsoft Home Use Program

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The Need-to-Know Summary: 

The old Microsoft Home Use Program, for DNR employees who wanted to get Microsoft Office at a discount, has been supplanted by Office 365, which you will be able to get for free.

The Details:

DNR has transitioned to Microsoft Office 365.  

Since you have been transitioned to O365, then you can install your DNR-provided licensed version of Office 365 on up to five computers, Since one of those installs is your work computer, that leaves four installs left over for you to use as you wish.

You will be able to install and use Office 365 for free on up to four additional computers of your choosing - additional work computer, home computer, personal Windows tablet, etc.

Note that these installs do not include your Android or Apple tablets or phones. You can download and use free Office apps – Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, and PowerPoint -- for those devices from the Google Play Store or the Apple Store.

However, please do not install O365’s OneDrive on your personal devices. If you install OneDrive on any of your personal devices, then that device becomes discoverable under any Georgia Open Records Act (GORA) requests.

Click here for instructions on installing office 2013 on a computer. Specific directions start on page 19. If you run into problems, then please read the earlier pages for additional information on your browser and display settings..

The old Microsoft Home Use Program was a good deal – a full version of Microsoft Office 2013, downloadable for only $9.95 (CD for an additional $13.00), usable on up to three computers at your home.

This new arrangement with Microsoft allows you to install Office 2013 on up to four additional computers (beside your work computer), no matter what their platform, on either Windows or Apple iOS computers.

The caveat is this: When you leave DNR employment (for whatever reason), your installs of Office 365/Office 2013 will become inactive after 90 days.  You will get warnings at 30 days and 60 days.

Any files you created and stored on your computer or other device will remain, but your Office 365 will become inactive.

Any files you created and stored in the Microsoft OneDrive cloud will disappear.