MS Office Professional Plus 2010 £8.95 for DWP Staff
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MS Office Professional Plus 2010 £8.95 for DWP Staff

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Found 27th Dec 2012
"The Microsoft (MS) Home Use Programme provides all DWP staff with the opportunity to purchase a single user copy of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 for their personal use at a preferential rate. This opportunity is part of the Enterprise Software Agreement between DWP, HP and Microsoft.

The 2010 version of Microsoft Professional Plus includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, One Note, SharePoint Workspace, Access, Publisher and Infopath.

The downloadable version of MS Office Professional Plus 2010 will cost £8.95. You can also purchase extra (and additionally chargeable) options, such as a DVD version of the software for £9.00 and an additional language package for £8.95."

Link: microsofthup.com/hup…-GB

Microsoft HUP Program Code: 301BA19CF4

Goto the link fill in the details with your DWP email address, once varified you will get an email to your works email address, then send the link to your own email address to finalize and download.

Remember this is only for DWP stafff.

***Offer now upgraded to Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013***
- Thar

52 Comments

Pfftt no deal for special DWP club members for a change. Oh the unemployed aren't going to be happy at this oO X)

OpenOffice, LibreOffice, just as good, MS file compatible, £0.

Looks like this is meant for people who work at home? I.e. "Home Use Programme". They must be too tight to provide laptops, or all their workfare people nicked them.
Edited by: "anewman" 27th Dec 2012

Courtesy of the taxpayer

How do I get a job at DWP to take advantage of this?

This is one of the reasons I have no issue using non purchased MS software.The DWP is funded and run by the taxpayer and I am one of those 40% taxpayers yet still have to pay £200 plus for this kind of package....No chance

It's not for people who work from home, but an added bonus for staff where their employers buy Office on a volume license agreement. It's for use on your home pc and 9 quid is a real bargain considering the full price.

Obviously this isn't going to be available for everyone but quite a few workplaces will do this.

margamboy

This is one of the reasons I have no issue using non purchased MS … This is one of the reasons I have no issue using non purchased MS software.The DWP is funded and run by the taxpayer and I am one of those 40% taxpayers yet still have to pay £200 plus for this kind of package....No chance



It doesn't cost the taxpayer anything for DWP staff to get this. This is something that Microsoft include as standard as part of their volume license agreement, and they actually give huge discounts to the public sector.

When I worked at my local college staff got office for free as part of the licensing agreement with MS. As someone else pointed out this has nothing to do with costing you or I as taxpayers anything!

Worth noting if/when your company ceases any volume licencing agreements with MS, as many public sectors are, this is no longer valid and you are supposed to remove the software. Same applies if you leave your job obviously and also if you sell the machine - you can't sell the licence with it. Not that anyone takes any notice of that of course but maybe don't try selling it on?

Dr Zoidberg

It doesn't cost the taxpayer anything for DWP staff to get this. This is … It doesn't cost the taxpayer anything for DWP staff to get this. This is something that Microsoft include as standard as part of their volume license agreement, and they actually give huge discounts to the public sector.



I understand that, but I believe that If you work in the public sector you should not be getting any perks that private sector workers are not entitled to.

margamboy

I understand that, but I believe that If you work in the public sector … I understand that, but I believe that If you work in the public sector you should not be getting any perks that private sector workers are not entitled to.



like a decent pension

Yeah, i heard bill gates only started microsoft for the benefit of mankind and to bring peace and harmony to the world, not for the obscene personal wealth or the immense power that he uses on any peasant who does anything to annoy Jesus Gates

I put my uni email address in and it said I qualified

margamboy

I understand that, but I believe that If you work in the public sector … I understand that, but I believe that If you work in the public sector you should not be getting any perks that private sector workers are not entitled to.



Why on earth not, and which private sector company are you picking as the benchmark? Most workplaces have some perks or advantages, and the public sector is no different. That's just one tool they use to recruit and retain staff. Wasting tax payers money on disproportionate bonuses wouldn't be acceptable, but this doesn't cost anyone anything to offer.

Like it or not, there will be differences in pay and conditions between public and private sector, and everyone has the choice to apply for the jobs they think suit them best.

Finally, plenty of private sector companies *do* have this offer available. I regularly email our staff reminding them of it.

margamboy

I understand that, but I believe that If you work in the public sector … I understand that, but I believe that If you work in the public sector you should not be getting any perks that private sector workers are not entitled to.



I work in the private sector for a large company and this is available to me as well because the company buys huge numbers of Windows and Office licences. I do not see this particular post as a deal though as it's this price to me as well, so I'm assuming anyone lucky enough to have the 'Home use' package available to them will get it for this price.

One other thing to note is that you leave your company the MS licence becomes invalid.

Nice for public servants to get a bit of something back for once.

not just for DWP many big employers and public bodies offer this just use the link to see if you qualify or google it, really shouldnt be a cold deal as open to many
Edited by: "eslick" 27th Dec 2012

newb

How do I get a job at DWP to take advantage of this?



Get Brain Removed

Have three GCSE's @ Grade C or Below

Unable to make a decision without consulting your supervisor

Not give a damn about people

Blame the computer

blame it on another department

I could go on all night but I'm too busy wondering and trying to find out where my pension disappeared to

Used my uni email address and purchased, downloading as I type....

RattlyNoise

Nice for public servants to get a bit of something back for once.



I work in the public sector and I do it because I like to work for the better of where I live rather than work for another's profit (there's nothing wrong with that either, it's just my choice). But I always feel sad at the grief we are given by the people we elect to serve. For what I do, I get paid less than I would doing it privately and I've had a pay freeze for two years and will like have one until at least the next election and likely afterwards too. I don't have a great pension and we are being cut left, right and centre and have to run the protection of two counties on this, but we still do it.

The perception of the Public sector as gravy trainers and red tapers from the current govt is at best ironic and at worst disgusting. We are people who have elected to help you when you are ill, come to your rescue, protect your town, clean your streets, teach you children. Some even costing their lives. Maybe it would be nice if there was less kicking of the few people who genuinely have other people's interests at heart before their own.

does this include employees of HMRC division ;-)

What part of serving the public does getting a £300 software package for £8 whilst the rest of us pay full price come in. Where I work we still use office 2003 and windows xp due to the prohibitive cost of upgrading, but it seems that in the public sector money is no object when buying the latest software as many of the recent IT project disasters have proved. But I guess when it is not your money in the first place or you do not need to justify the spend then all is fine, long may it continue.

the way things are going this perk wont be for much longer anyway

remember the NHS
hotukdeals.com/mis…271

This isn't limited to the DWP, most govt depts should be eligible.

Genius! This works for ex-Comet employees too.

Heat!

It never ceases to amaze me how bitchy everybody is - basically, anyone who has (or is perceived to have) an easier job, earns more, gets a better pension or perks, or owns a more expensive car/house/phone/spaceship, and any business that actually makes a decent profit will be vilified, basically because there are so many people who can't bear to think that somebody else has an easier ride!
Quit whining and get on with it - life is unfair, live with it! Or if you hate the grass (allegedly) being greener on the other side, instead of **** over the fence onto it, move to a nice communist state where next door's garden is concreted exactly the same as yours and everyone else's!
Anyway, the main point for me - great price if you can get it, and at that price I would rather pay to use MS than get by with OpenOffice (and I have been using OpenOffice for a few years now - it's functional, but I still find some features a little clunky).

Dr Zoidberg

It doesn't cost the taxpayer anything for DWP staff to get this. This is … It doesn't cost the taxpayer anything for DWP staff to get this. This is something that Microsoft include as standard as part of their volume license agreement, and they actually give huge discounts to the public sector.


Public sector would still be far better off with FREE!

anewman

Public sector would still be far better off with FREE!



and what is there that is free? Please feel free to remember TCO.

can confirm this does not work for local authorities

8701

can confirm this does not work for local authorities



Have you tried clicking on the "Don’t Know Your Program Code? Click here." button and entering your work e-mail?

I got the same offer from my employer (corporate IT firm), should apply to almost all corporates

margamboy

What part of serving the public does getting a £300 software package for … What part of serving the public does getting a £300 software package for £8 whilst the rest of us pay full price come in. Where I work we still use office 2003 and windows xp due to the prohibitive cost of upgrading, but it seems that in the public sector money is no object when buying the latest software as many of the recent IT project disasters have proved. But I guess when it is not your money in the first place or you do not need to justify the spend then all is fine, long may it continue.



Latest, far far from it. We still use IE6 due to the cost of paying third parties to upgrade applications to work on a modern browser. It's a bloody nightmare. The tendering process actually usually ends up with the cheapest option and that's often the one that's not quite up to the job either. Not every time but it happens.

its not just DWP, its lots of affiliates but includes most UK Govt departments,

Public v private..... That's right, this government knows exactly how to play you..... Who says politicians are imbeciles and the voting public know best.
U guys are a bunch of goons with your ignorant Neanderthal ideas.
Cameron and clegg laughing at the lot of you.

I want this, u got that... Nah nah nah nah.... Get a life

Expect to see a lot more of these m$ deals this year. It seems like someone has decided that the best way to stay ahead is to go for pennies not pounds. How many people would actually pay full price for this or a windows OS anyway?

I got this deal through my employee too. I work for a big financial institution that has a corporate licensing deal with MS the same as many other companies as well as some public sector departments. I suspect that many of the negative comment posters here stand a good chance of qualifying too if they only checked?

I work for Ford product development and we get the same deal. It's just a perk that MS offer to employee's of large organisations I've been told. Nothing to do with tax payers funding it...

tonyhawk

Expect to see a lot more of these m$ deals this year. It seems like … Expect to see a lot more of these m$ deals this year. It seems like someone has decided that the best way to stay ahead is to go for pennies not pounds. How many people would actually pay full price for this or a windows OS anyway?



Yep, they've looked at Apple selling the new version of OSX for under twenty quid and decided to give it a go, and so far it's looking like it's working for them. I know plenty of people who have gone for Windows 8 upgrades that wouldn't normally have bothered at £80.

lewsca

I work for Ford product development and we get the same deal. It's just a … I work for Ford product development and we get the same deal. It's just a perk that MS offer to employee's of large organisations I've been told. Nothing to do with tax payers funding it...



Sorry, wrong on all counts. It is Ford Motor Company who are funding cheap software for their employees. Microsoft are offering no perks directly to the employees of large organisations (except maybe the odd charity?) .... The taxpayer definitely IS funding cheap software for DWP employees.
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