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MICROSOFT ENTERPRISE LICENSE AGREEMENT (MSELA) FORMERLY  HOME USE PROGRAM

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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) is an option for Military and Government Employees to purchase Microsoft Office at a reduced rate and is authorized for Army military, civilian, and contractor personnel.  For more information, please visit the CHESS link below, but read information in between prior to clicking button.  

Office 2013 is NOT compatible with Windows Vista or XP.  You HAVE to be using Windows 7, 8, or 8.1.

NOTE:  If you use your @mail.mil email address, add the following email address to your trusted senders before requesting the software code:   hup.us@digitalriver.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 (aka:  https://web.mail.mil), click Options, See All Options..., Block or Allow, copy hup.us@digitalriver.com or hup.microsoft.com and paste it into the Enter a sender or domain here block under the Safe Senders and Recipients section then hit the green +.  Click Save in 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 difficult time clicking the link in the email. 

NOTE3: You can request a plain text version of the "Buy Now" email.  On the page that pops up after you enter your official email address and Program Code, you can request another email.  When this link is selected, you'll be sent to a page that looks the same as the first email submission page, but it will have a box to check to receive the email in

Plain Text.  Once you receive the email plain text, you will be able to click on the link and continue as intended.

 

https://chess.army.mil/CMS/A/HomeUseProgram

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Alternate link:

https://chess.army.mil/Static/MSLicenses

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Windows Users

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 is available for $9.95 and includes:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, InfoPath, & Lync.  This is a single user license that can be installed on TWO (2) windows computers (you are only authorized to purchase one copy through this deal).  If you need more than one copy (or more than 2 computers), 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 2011 is available for $9.95 and includes:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook through offer above.

 

Microsoft Quick Start Guide for Office 2013

Microsoft allows Office 2013 licenses can be transferred to new PCs

Free Microsoft Office online training from Microsoft here

PCMag article comparing the differences between the multiple versions of Office

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

You can use Office Online for free

Information about Office Online

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Purchase Office 365 Home Premium (annual subscription)

.Office 365

Office 365 is NOT compatible with Windows Vista or XP.  You HAVE to be using Windows 7, 8, or 8.1.

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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 similarly priced to the Military Appreciation deal above
Windows logo Microsoft sells it for $99.99 per year

 

If you are a student [must have a valid .edu email address] you may qualify to purchase Office 365 University for $79.99 (valid for 4 years - not just 1 year like above)  It includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, OneDrive cloud storage, and Skype PC-to-phone world calling for 2 PCs or Macs, plus 2 iPads or Windows tablets.  Compatible with Windows 7, 8, & 8.1, or Mac OS X 10.6 or later only.  You may also purchase Windows 8 Pro Student for $199.99.

If you are planning on upgrading to Windows 8 / 8.1, please make sure that it will work on your computer.  You can do this by running the Windows 8 Upgrade Advisor.

 

Mac users:

The MS Office for Mac 2011 is not sold by the Exchange.  Look at the Office 365 offers above.

 

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