Posted by: kurtsh | July 19, 2010

OFFER: Office 2010 for $9.95? Microsoft Home Use Program for SA Customers

image Does your company license Microsoft Office broadly throughout the company WITH SOFTWARE ASSURANCE?

If you don’t know, you may want to ask someone because business that license Microsoft Office under Software Assurance (a.k.a. maintenance contract) are eligible for a very special benefit called the “Microsoft Home Use Program”.

WHAT’S THE HOME USE PROGRAM?  (HUP)
It allows end users to purchase a copy of Office 2010 Professional Plus for use on their home computer for $9.95.  The license includes a download link for the software as well as a fully operational retail license key.

Alternatively, for $21.95, you can have a retail key made available to you as well as have a physical CDROM mailed to you with the Office 2010 Professional Plus software on it if you prefer to take physical media.

WHAT’S IN OFFICE 2010 PROFESSIONAL PLUS?
Office 2010 Professional Plus is the special version of Office 2010 that is available for licensed customers that purchase in volume.  “ProPlus” contains:

  • Word 2010
  • Excel 2010
  • PowerPoint 2010
  • Outlook 2010
  • Access 2010
  • Publisher 2010
  • InfoPath 2010
  • OneNote 2010
  • Sharepoint Workspace 2010
  • Communicator 2010

WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?
You need to take to the contract manager of your company responsible for the Microsoft licensing agreement or the Microsoft benefits administrator of your company.  They should be able to tell you if in fact you have this “Software Assurance Benefit” and if so, provide you with the Program Code you will need to take advantage of this offer.  You will need to use your company domain email address to register as well at the web site below and follow the instructions:

  1. Enter your work email address and program code.
  2. If you’re eligible, you’ll receive an email with purchase details.
  3. Click on the link provided in the email to access our store.
  4. Purchase your license/product key.
  5. Choose and purchase back-up media with your order (optional).
  6. Checkout and download!

LINK:  Microsoft Home Use Program
http://www.microsofthup.com


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