Jan 8th, 2014 @ 9:33 am | Author: Joe Tykwinski


Students can install Office 365 ProPlus for themselves directly from the Office 365 portal for FREE!
This is an exclusive offer for students and the students’ personally owned devices. It can be installed on up to (5) student owned devices. This software will cease to function when a student is no longer enrolled at VCSU, unless a student chooses to pay for an Office 365 subscription.

Users must be local administrators on their computers to install Office 365 ProPlus.

Users sign in to Office 365, and then browse to the software page. Users can then select whether to install the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Office 365 ProPlus and which language they want to install.

When a user selects Install, Office 365 ProPlus is streamed down from the Internet and installed on the user's local computer. The user has to remain connected to the Internet during the installation. When the installation is complete, the user doesn't have to remain connected to the Internet or signed in to the Office 365 portal.

Select this link for detailed instructions: Install Office from the Office 365 portal


For about $10 employees are eligible to participate in Microsoft’s Software Assurance Home Use Program (HUP). This program enables you to get a licensed copy of most Microsoft® Office desktop PC applications to install and use on your home computer.

This program is intended for employee personal computers, in addition to computers issued by VCSU. Employees are only allowed to use the available software on one personal computer. If you have previously purchased a copy of Microsoft Office through the VCSU Technology Services administrative office, you are not authorized to participate in this program without first returning your previously purchased version of Microsoft Office. You may elect to continue to use the previously purchased software, provided you do not participate in this program. All future purchases will be facilitated using this new online fulfillment method.

Under the Home Use Program, you and our other employees who are users of qualifying applications at work (e.g. Office Enterprise) may acquire a licensed copy of the corresponding Home Use Program software (e.g. Office Enterprise) to install and use on a home computer. You may continue using HUP software while you are under our employment and as long as the corresponding software you use at work has active Software Assurance coverage. VCSU is committed to this program through June 2016.

This program is NOT available to students, only regular employees. Other Microsoft programs are available to Students.

Please note that some product and language versions may not be available at the time you place an order. For up-to-date information on the availability of Home Use Program software, please visit http://microsoft.com/licensing.

To access the Microsoft Home Use Program Web site:
  • Go to http://hup.microsoft.com/.

  • Select the country to which you want your order to be shipped to and choose the language for viewing the order Web site. 

  • Enter your corporate e-mail address
  • Enter the VCSU program code. CLICK HERE to get this private, VCSU program code. You will need to login to the VCSU Blackboard portal to get the file containing the code.
  • Place your order online, and it will be shipped to the location you have chosen. Please note that a fulfillment fee of about $10 will be charged to cover packaging, shipping, and handling costs.