Information Technology Services (ITS)
Update: Microsoft Home Use Program
Published on: October 8, 2015
As of October 8, 2015, The Microsoft Home Use Program released a number of changes.
Office 2016 is now available for purchase through the Home Use Program at the same rate of $11.00 for Windows or MacOSx.
- While the old versions would allow clients to install the purchased license of Microsoft Office on two (2) computers, the new version (2016) only allows installation on one (1) computer.
- Clients can no longer purchase a second copy through the Home Use Program.
- If more than one license is required, clients will have to buy a retail copy at full retail price.
- There are no free upgrades, even if clients purchased a previous version recently, the new version must be purchased.
- MacOSx clients need to have OSx 10.10 (Yosemite) or later installed for Office 2016.
What’s the same:
- Previously purchased version of Office will NOT stop working.
- You can only purchase either Windows or MacOSx version, not both.
- If you purchased a Windows license before, you can purchase a MacOSx version for 2016 without disabling your previous version for Windows; however, you will not be able to purchase Windows Office 2016 as well. The same applies if you previously owned only a MacOSx version and would now like to purchase a Windows 2016 version.
Where to get support:
All Microsoft Home Use Program support is provided by Microsoft.
- For support issues visit the Microsoft Home Use Program support page
Request access to the Microsoft Home Use Program (new clients):
- Go to: Microsoft Campus Agreement site from the U of T Campus or VPN connection to the U of T network
- Enter your UTORid and Password to authenticate
- Click on Home Use Program Button
- Follow the instructions to register
- Check your email for the registration email, which will include the U of T Program code and further instructions
- Go to the Microsoft Home Use Program site to purchase the latest copy of Office for your Windows or MacOSx machine