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Microsoft Stanford Site License

**Note that Microsoft Office 2016 will not be available to our .EDU account until October 2016**

Product Description

Product Microsoft Site-Licensed Products for Stanford University
Vendor Microsoft Corporation
Description Microsoft business productivity software, access to DreamSpark, back-office server products.
Platform/Version Windows

Stanford University faculty, staff, and students. Sponsored affiliates, SLAC and Hospitals not included.

License Year 11/1/13 - 10/31/18

Desktop software
Faculty and Staff on Stanford-owned machines: Essential Stanford Software (ESS)
Faculty and Staff — one copy of Office for your personal machine for $9.95:  Microsoft Home Use (HUP)
Students — one copy of Office and Windows for no fee for your personal machine: Software Licensing Store
DreamSpark Developer Tools (academic and classroom use only): for Faculty, Staff, and students (no fee). Software Licensing Store
Back-End Server Products and Support-installed Desktop Products for Stanford-owned Machines: Follow the link for Stanford University IT Professionals .

Product Details

Stanford has signed a campus license agreement to provide the most commonly used Microsoft software to all faculty, staff, and students. There is no cost to individuals or departments for the MS software on Stanford-owned machines. DreamSpark standard developer tools are available to faculty, staff, and students for no fee for academic and classroom use. Students may download one copy of Microsoft Office and Windows for free on their personal machine. Faculty and staff may purchase one copy of Microsoft Office for their personal machine for $9.95.*

Here is what's currently available through this program:

Faculty and staff on Stanford-owned machines

Obtain from the Essential Stanford Software page.

Faculty and staff for personal use (1 copy for $9.95)

Either Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 (Windows, 32-bit or 64-bit) (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access, InfoPath, Lync) or Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 (latest version) (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Messenger, Lync). Obtain from the Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP) page. (*Please note that there is no free operating system upgrade available via Stanford for your personal machine.)

Microsoft Desktop OS, Applications, and Server Products for Stanford IT Professionals

Microsoft CALS, Desktop Productivity, and Server software are available to Stanford as a result of the 2013-2018 Microsoft Campus Agreement. University IT has made downloads available for the most popular titles and has placed them in a site controlled on AFS. Please visit the webpage for Microsoft Products for Stanford IT Professionals .

Product Support and Training

University IT Tech Training offers classes in Office, Visio, Project, and Microsoft Productivity tools.  See

Last modified December 10, 2015