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On 6 Dec 2012 the Microsoft Joint Enterprise License Agreement (MSJELA) 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 Army CIO/G6 and are published via the CHESS website (link below, PLEASE read information in between prior to clicking button).

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 be operating with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Mac OS Sierra (10.12), OS X El Capitan (10.11.x), or OS X Yosemite (10.11.x) to install it.

NOTE:  There is no longer a need for users need to add the following email address to the trusted senders before requesting the software code because DISA does not allow active hyperlinks in emails that are not sent from another  So, your email will look like the image below the CHESS link below:


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 very carefully highlight just the web address in the blue box, then paste it into your web browser.

highlighted web address


Windows Users

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 is only compatible with Windows 10, 8/8.1, or 7 and has a cost of $9.95 to you (plus tax in some states).  This version includes:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, & 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.  This version 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 X version 10.10.x (Yosemite) & 10.11.x (El Capitan) and has a cost of $9.95 to you (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, XP, or OS X 10.9.x and below. 
You MUST HAVE Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Mac OS X 10.10.x (Yosemite), or 10.11.x (El Capitan).


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 the price varies
Windows logo Microsoft sells it 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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