MS Office Mac or PC £8.95 - Home Use Scheme @ Microsoft
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MS Office Mac or PC £8.95 - Home Use Scheme @ Microsoft

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Found 1st Aug 2013
You can get either Microsoft Office Pro 2011 (PC) or Office for Mac 2011 for only £8.95 via download, if you use MS Office at work. You can also get the DVD version for an extra £9, using the MS Home Use Program

I work for the Civil Service and I know that this is available across the Civil Service, not sure of other workplaces which offer this, but there is plenty of guidance on the MS link.

Just got my copy of Office for Mac for £8.95!

Quote from the website on who can claim;

Who qualifies for the Home Use Programme (HUP)?

The Home Use Programme is a Software Assurance benefit available to Microsoft volume licensing customers with active Software Assurance coverage on their Office applications. Employees who use the covered licences at work are eligible to purchase these Office applications for use on a home PC during the term of their employment. This temporary licence expires with the employers Software Assurance coverage, or upon termination of employment with the covered customer.

You will get Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 (not 2011) for PC and Microsoft Office Home & Business 2011 for MAC so both are the latest desktop versions.
- russellanam

139 Comments

Is available to RBS staff

Im still looking fir somekne to sell me their download of this as I need it for work and they arent in tbe wcheme and wont give me a copy for home.

FearTheBassPlayer

Im still looking fir somekne to sell me their download of this as I need … Im still looking fir somekne to sell me their download of this as I need it for work and they arent in tbe wcheme and wont give me a copy for home.


That's a shame as you could do with a spell checker....

Original Poster

Tucool4u

Is available to RBS staff



Enter your work email address in the page on the link to check.

Sambat

That's a shame as you could do with a spell checker....



Its called typing on my phone and I cba to correct it

Grammar Nazi

I work for Welsh Government and got the 2010 Professional Office a couple of years back and recently got Office 2013 Pro through it.

Is it available for NHS staff?

hotmama65

Is it available for NHS staff?



It used to be, I got it, but then I think the NHS decided not to keep up their payments to Microsoft for the programme.

FearTheBassPlayer

Im still looking fir somekne to sell me their download of this as I need … Im still looking fir somekne to sell me their download of this as I need it for work and they arent in tbe wcheme and wont give me a copy for home.



If someone sold you their download, it would be in breech of the conditions. To use it legally, you must be employed by a participating employer. Buying this from someone would be no more legal than simply downloading a torrent...

And they can't penalise you for not having the tools to work from home if they don't supply them.

Sid Harper

And they can't penalise you for not having the tools to work from home if … And they can't penalise you for not having the tools to work from home if they don't supply them.



They can and they can't. They are using Office 2013 and I am expected to teach using it. I only have Office 2010, and from what I've see it is different, but thats how it goes.

I wish that people would start to value and use the Open Source suites like Libre Office, but until companies start to use them, then the Microsoft stranglehold will not be broken.

Sambat

That's a shame as you could do with a spell checker....



Also well done on your contribution..............bit of a hit and run heckle eh?

Nice to see that there are a lot of unknowns on here with the same child like mentality eh? You could put your heads together and make a fence!

lestar

It used to be, I got it, but then I think the NHS decided not to keep up … It used to be, I got it, but then I think the NHS decided not to keep up their payments to Microsoft for the programme.



Not anymore for sure. Still using 2008 office which I got via NHS then.

poppycock

Not anymore for sure. Still using 2008 office which I got via NHS then.



You are right it isn't and as soon as they withdrew from the scheme I believe the license invalidated and with that your official legality to use that 2008 edition. Of course I doubt anyone will pop round and tell you to remove it.

I work in Civil Service but our IT is so outdated. Windows XP. Office 2007. It's all contracted out to an external company who charge them a rip off price for every little tiny and minor thing they do. Guess the bright sparks who made that choice are long gone, but the ink still on those contracts for many years to come.

My email says no go, with and without gsi in the address.
Edited by: "anewman" 2nd Aug 2013

got office 2013 home this year using this program for around £18 or so

FearTheBassPlayer

Its called typing on my phone and I cba to correct itGrammar Nazi



Not really, you're a cheeky swine for even hassling for someone to sell their key to you. So it's you who should do one.

any public sector department paying software assurance should be reprimanded. terrible value for money

robo989

Not really, you're a cheeky swine for even hassling for someone to sell … Not really, you're a cheeky swine for even hassling for someone to sell their key to you. So it's you who should do one.



Big man, Keyboard Warrior. Don't worry, we have your number..

http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo342/bassman_uk_photos/Internet-Warrior-500x400.jpg

rfu3

You are right it isn't and as soon as they withdrew from the scheme I … You are right it isn't and as soon as they withdrew from the scheme I believe the license invalidated and with that your official legality to use that 2008 edition. Of course I doubt anyone will pop round and tell you to remove it.



I knew someone would say what you're saying here, and don't mean that in a rude way to yourself as it's a common way to think.

Why even pay the paltry amount in the first place? Just download it illegally.


If you can get this (I can) it's fab. Office for £9! (_;)

Not sure if it's a deal as such when such a limited range of people can get it...(company dependant)

FearTheBassPlayer

Big man, Keyboard Warrior. Don't worry, we have your number..



How's that a big man/keyboard warrior thing to say. I made a single post to explain your wrong doing, now we can add cretin to that assessment of being an illiterate cheeky swine.

Beware, in the past I thought if company terminates it's Microsoft volume licensing, employee home Office versions demand new license code/stop working. Anyone know if this is still the case.

robo989

I knew someone would say what you're saying here, and don't mean that in … I knew someone would say what you're saying here, and don't mean that in a rude way to yourself as it's a common way to think.Why even pay the paltry amount in the first place? Just download it illegally.



You could just say "just steal it from the shop" on any deal...

robo989

How's that a big man/keyboard warrior thing to say. I made a single post … How's that a big man/keyboard warrior thing to say. I made a single post to explain your wrong doing, now we can add cretin to that assessment of being an illiterate cheeky swine.



anything else you want to add?

http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo342/bassman_uk_photos/tumblr_kv9x7bJ4HZ1qzma4ho1_500.jpg

Sambat

That's a shame as you could do with a spell checker....


why do people feel compelled to criticise - be nice

Chrrye

You could just say "just steal it from the shop" on any deal...



Though if you were genuinely never going to buy it, or unable to buy it, anyway - the seller of the software has made no loss. In fact you gaining knowledge of the software, and sending around files using the format probably benefits them, if subsequently others buy it, who otherwise would not have.

However, Libre Office is a free legal alternative. What do you really get from one office version to the next other than silly wizards, templates, and a new set of icons and splash screens plus posher looking user interface.
Edited by: "anewman" 2nd Aug 2013

Chrrye

You could just say "just steal it from the shop" on any deal...



Of course, wasn't having a dig here but my point was that the idea of actually paying for it is to stay legal, just find it interesting that let's suppose you stop working for the company that licenses this at full price and thus your cheap license becomes invalid, most people would say...

"don't worry not like anyone's going to check".

But by that thinking, you might as well not pay for it at all and download it from an unauthorized source.

robo989

Of course, wasn't having a dig here but my point was that the idea of … Of course, wasn't having a dig here but my point was that the idea of actually paying for it is to stay legal, just find it interesting that let's suppose you stop working for the company that licenses this at full price and thus your cheap license becomes invalid, most people would say..."don't worry not like anyone's going to check".But by that thinking, you might as well not pay for it at all and download it from an unauthorized source.



Because the licence key actually works and you don't have to mess around with loaders and the like.

It's easier to work with than a torrent these days

FearTheBassPlayer

anything else you want to add?



I've not seen that one.

robo989

I've not seen that one.



Store it for future use

anewman

Though if you were genuinely never going to buy it, or unable to buy it, … Though if you were genuinely never going to buy it, or unable to buy it, anyway - the seller of the software has made no loss. In fact you gaining knowledge of the software, and sending around files using the format probably benefits them, if subsequently others buy it, who otherwise would not have.However, Libre Office is a free legal alternative. What do you really get from one office version to the next other than silly wizards, templates, and a new set of icons and splash screens plus posher looking user interface.


I agree with your gist here but I have tried this and compared to Office all the free alternatives were cripplingly crap in comparison

Some of that is likely because I'm so used to Office but some of it is not.

FearTheBassPlayer

Because the licence key actually works and you don't have to mess around … Because the licence key actually works and you don't have to mess around with loaders and the like.It's easier to work with than a torrent these days



Completely agree.

robo989

Completely agree.



I think for most people it's that reason they would buy it, not to stay legal. Most people don't give two hoots about being legal, especially where Microsoft is concerned.

robo989

Of course, wasn't having a dig here but my point was that the idea of … Of course, wasn't having a dig here but my point was that the idea of actually paying for it is to stay legal, just find it interesting that let's suppose you stop working for the company that licenses this at full price and thus your cheap license becomes invalid, most people would say..."don't worry not like anyone's going to check".But by that thinking, you might as well not pay for it at all and download it from an unauthorized source.



yeah fair point but it's not AS bad because at least it was legal at some point and Microsoft got some money

in this situation I would be tempted to block the office suite from connecting to the internet and finding out it's invalid (if it even does that)...

Absurd licencing arrangement. They can give me my £9 back !

I'm in Civil Service myself but my email address doesn't seem to be working. Need to sort this out at work tomorrow.

Employees of Shell can get it.

my cousin works for royal mail and i got it through his royalmail email
its worth it
saved me atleast £80

Can students get this deal rather than the Office Uni edition?

Banned

FearTheBassPlayer

anything else you want to add?

Looks like an American to me = everything is big in the U.S even the kids.
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