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Microsoft software is available through a number of different routes. The following table attempts to list the possible routes available for common situations.

Figures in brackets are the quantity of licences permitted ('n' is unlimited).

User Category OS (University owned) OS (personally owned) Office (University owned) Office (personally owned)
Staff
  • Campus (n)
  • Imagine
  • Work at home (1)
  • Imagine
  • Campus (n)
  • Work at home (1)
  • Home use program (2)
  • Office 365 (5)
Students
  • Imagine
  • Campus (shared machine)
  • Select (sole use)
  • Campus add (sole use)
  • Imagine
  • Campus (shared machine)
  • Select (sole use)
  • Campus add (sole use)
  • Office 365 (5)
Visitors
  • Campus (shared machine)
  • Select (sole use)
  • Campus add (sole use)
  • none
  • Campus (shared machine)
  • Select (sole use)
  • Campus add (sole use)
  • none
Campus
The School is signed up to the University's Campus agreement. This provides us with certain Microsoft products (Office Professional, Office for Mac and all Windows desktop operating system upgrades) for university owned desktops/laptops of staff and shared/lab machines. Visitors, and staff who work fewer than 200 hours a year, are not covered.

Software available under this agreement is available from the Support Team.

Office 365
All students and staff (except those working fewer than 200 hours a year) can download and install Office Pro Plus on up to 5 devices (including mobile devices) from the Office365 portal. For further details see the IS Office365 documentation.
Imagine
All students and staff in Informatics can download a variety of Microsoft software under the Imagine programme. We have a Premium subscription.

Read the IS Imagine documentation for details on how to download software under this program.

Home use program/Work at home
There are several Microsoft benefits available for UoE staff and students for home or personal use. Information on Getting Microsoft Campus Software is available at home use program.
Last reviewed: 
27/08/2015

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