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It appears the contract is being renegotiated right now, so, following the instructions below may not work for you.

The Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP) enables Military service members, Government Civilians, and Government Contractors the purchasing ability to buy Microsoft Office 2016 at a reduced rate.  For more information, please visit the CHESS link below, PLEASE READ information between here and the CHESS link or button before proceeding.  

Office 2016 is NOT compatible with Windows Vista, XP, or Mac OS X 10.9.x (or older).  Your computer MUST have Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Mac OS Sierra (10.12.x), OS X El Capitan (10.11.x), or OS X Yosemite (10.11.x) to install and use it.

Go to:

Enter your official DoD Email address into the Your work email field and click Submit

With DISA not allowing active hyperlinks in emails that are not your email will look something like this:



You need to carefully highlight just the web address in the blue box (starting with https:// and ending with =US), copy it, then paste it into a new tab in your web browser.

highlighted web address


Windows Users

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 is only compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7 and will cost $9.95 (plus tax in some states).  This version includes:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, and Skype for Business.  This is a single user license that can only be installed on ONE (1) Windows computer (you are only authorized to purchase one copy through this special promotion).  If you need more than one copy (1) (or have more than one computer), consider purchasing Office 365 from one of the links below.  Office 365 will allow installation on up to Five (5) computers (including Macs). 

Mac Users

Microsoft Office:mac Home & Business 2016 is only compatible with Mac OS Sierra (10.12.x), OS X El Capitan (10.11.x), and OS X Yosemite (10.11.x) and will cost $9.95 (plus tax in some states).  This version includes:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote.


Microsoft Quick Start Guide for Office 2016

Free Microsoft Office online training from Microsoft here


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Home Use Program Information


Options for personnel who do not qualify for the Home Use Programs mentioned above:


Purchase Office 365 Home Premium (Annual subscription)

.Office 365

Office 365 is
NOT compatible with Windows Vista or older versions of Windows.  It is also not compatible with Mac OS X 10.9.x and older. 
You MUST HAVE Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Mac OS Sierra (10.12.x), OS X El Capitan (10.11.x), or OS X Yosemite (10.10.x).


Military Appreciation Edition Microsoft's Military Appreciation information for $69.99 per year with link to your Military Exchange
Amazon logo Amazon offers Office 365 with a varying price
Windows logo Microsoft sells it directly for $99.99 per year, or $9.99 per month


Office 365 University for $79.99 is available to full and part-time enrolled students, faculty, and staff of qualified, accredited higher education institutions [with a valid .edu email address].  Alumni of these institutions are not eligible

Qualified accredited higher education institutions include Universities, Polytechnic schools, and Institutes of Technology, as well as other tertiary-level institutions, such as colleges and vocational schools that award academic degrees or professional certifications.  Restrictions vary by country.  Find out if your eligible.

This version is a 4 year subscription - not just 1 year as above)  It includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access, 1 TB (Terrabyte) of OneDrive cloud storage, and 60 monthly Skype world calling.  It can be installed on 2 PCs, Macs, or tablets and 2 phones (including Windows, Apple, and Android devices).  Compatible only with Windows 7 and newer, or Mac OS X 10.10 and newer. 

If you want or need Windows 7, 8 / 8.1, or 10, look here for links (scroll down to the Microsoft Windows below the virtual machines).


Various hardware and software discounts from the Microsoft store


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