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[Home Use Program] Microsoft Office Professional Plus (Windows 10) & Office Home & Business 2019 (Mac) $18.99ea @ Microsoft HUP

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Microsoft Office 2019 now available under the Microsoft's Home Use Program (Similar deal as prior Office version releases). Requires eligible work email that participates in the home use program.

Users are only permitted to purchase 1 copy of each available 2019 product.

Reminder: Existing Office 365 Subscribers should be able to upgrade to the latest version for the life of their subscription & the same should apply to those using Office 365 for Education. You may be also eligible for free educational versions of Office 2019 applications via Microsoft's OnTheHub Program.

Instructions (Actual steps may vary) (Credit to cruzeroo7 @ HUD):

  1. Enter work email address
  2. You’ll receive an email back to either confirm eligibility or otherwise
  3. If eligible, you’ll be invited to make payment
  4. Once payment is confirmed, you’ll receive a further email with a code and an install link.
  5. Forward this email to your personal email address
  6. Open email on personal computer and click on “install” link
  7. Enter code if requested

About the Home Use Program:

The Home Use Program 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 licenses at work are eligible to purchase these Office applications for use on a personal device during the term of their employment.

Eligible employees are allowed to purchase a single license of each product available according to the terms of their organization’s Software Assurance benefit.

If you are not sure if your organization is eligible, contact your Software Assurance benefits administrator.

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    Any edu email that still works?

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    Is Office Pro the stand alone version or the subscription model?

      • +12 votes

        So Is Office Pro the stand alone version or the subscription model?
        :)

        • +5 votes

          Standalone

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          Pro Plus 2019 is standalone. 2019 will be the last ever standalone they offer.

          • +3 votes

            @cableguy96: Didn't they say that for 2016 and here we are…

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              @burningrage: I stand corrected… Looks like they've changed their stance.

              Office 2019 is a valuable update for customers who aren’t yet ready for the cloud. And each time we release a new on-premises version of Office, customers ask us if this will be our last. We’re pleased to confirm that we’re committed to another on-premises release in the future. While the cloud offers real benefits in productivity, security, and total cost of ownership, we recognize that each customer is at a different point in their adoption of cloud services. We see the on-premises version of Office as an important part of our commitment to give customers the flexibility they need to move to the cloud at their own pace.

          • +1 vote

            @cableguy96: I read somewhere that recognised standalone products as an essential offering, and have no intentions (so far) to remove such products

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              @Findo: Yeah I originally read this was their last but see my comment above. They're definitely still doing on-prem versions in future. Which makes total sense for enterprise anyway.

  • +1 vote

    What happens after end of employment?

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    The instructions may need updating. When I enter my work email it then asks for my work program code. I think it may only do that if it doesn't recognise the domain.

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      It depends on the type of license your workplace have. Some is automatic, others requires your IT department to give you a code.

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    Anyone know if this is for VLA clients only or Office 365 Business subscribers?

  • +5 votes

    For those without a valid email, you can buy an activation key on eBay for a similar price, just search worldwide.

    I haven't bought one (Office 2019) , but I bought Office 2016 for a few dollars a couple of years back and it works fine.

    Just another option for those willing to risk it.

    • +1 vote

      Yeah, I did this for Office 2016 as well. I think i bought it from someone in the UK and it cost like $15. You're given an email address and password to use to download from the Microsoft site, then you use that to login to Office in your computer once it's installed. Then that account is like the "main" one with the licence, but you can add a secondary account with your actual personal email address. I think they come from IT people who work at universities or something who have access to make unlimited new accounts? I'm not too sure, but it's a lifetime licence, and I work from home and have been using it every single day for nearly two years. I highly recommend buying off ebay!

    • -3 votes

      People on this site have issues … I get 10 neg votes (I'm sure it'll go up) for suggesting that people download a cracked copy or install their friends copy, but you suggest buying a copy on ebay (which is almost certainly as illegal as my suggestion) and you get 6 plus votes.

      Your dodgy ebay purchase isn't going to save you when Microsoft starts sending statements of claims.

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        You're suggesting people obtain clearly illegal copies of software which is against the rules/T&Cs of ozb.

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          I said why bother with the eBay version. Both are cleary illegal.

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            @salmon123: Illegal means against the law.
            I don't think buying a hup license if I am not entitled to is against the law.

            Against the EULA sure, but it's definitely safer going this way compared to unknown sources of modified software that may be potentially malicious.

            The world isn't full of sunshine and daisies.

            At least with HUP you are getting the installation files directly from Microsoft

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              @cwongtech:

              Illegal means against the law.

              Yeah - I understand that.

              I don't think buying a hup license if I am not entitled to is against the law.

              Buying a HUP license is legit and I'm not begrudging the original deal.

              Buying a volume license key of ebay is the modern day equivalent of buying a pirated CD at the 'markets'. It could be prosecuted as criminal offense. You might as well download a cracked copy and save your $5.

              Put it this way - if the keys on ebay are legit, why is anyone wasting their time with the HUP deal, just go on ebay and buy the volume key for half the price. Why does microsoft even bother trying to sell a retail version for >$99? They should just sell it themselves for the same price.

  • +22 votes

    We have office 365 at work, and get to download the suite at home for free. Login to portal.office.com with your work username and password and see if 'download' appears as an option. It's FREE!

    • +1 vote

      You just became my favourite person. I've been asking everyone in Queensland Health about the hup but nobody could help - but I just got it for free! Amazing!

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      In your scenario, Can you use office 365 offline? Is it an application in its own right or, do you have to use it through a web portal, or does it need to verify / authenticate the licence through the internet every time it opens?

      Assuming your files are stored locally, can you simply open the application (word, ppt, xcl) and start working without an internet connection? Obviously outlook would need some sort of internet to access emails.

      Thanks,

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      thanks for this downloading now

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      By doing that I think you are actually using one of your work licenses. However, it allows for up to 5 devices per user, so your workplace may not mind.

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      Thanks much mate! May i know if it will stop working once we quit the company? Thanks.

      • +3 votes

        Will stop working. It uses you signed in office email to authenticate every 30 days.
        One your account gets disabled(when you leave) office 365 install will go to read only mode within 30 days.

      • +1 vote

        Office 365 needs to connect to the internet to validate every 30 days, so it'll likely stop working approx 30 days after you leave…

        Edit: beaten to it

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      you a legend mate…
      now i start installing office everywhere :)

  • +3 votes

    Ive been using this service for several years. Firstly, it was $15 per product and you could do it multiple times. I used it for my laptop and my pc. Secondly, this is a digital version and has an expiration date. Once your company or yourself stops becoming a ms partner (e.g. you leave company) you lose access. Finally, i had my hd break down and had to reinstall the OS on my laptop, and after the first install, it wont let you install again without phone support. Luckily phone support was excellent and they reinstalled it. Its still a crazy cheap way to get legit ms office.

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      Secondly, this is a digital version and has an expiration date. Once your company or yourself stops becoming a ms partner (e.g. you leave company) you lose access.

      These are perpetual licenses, you shouldn't lose your licenses, but your access to HUP will defs work.

      Can confirm these have an install limit of 1 or 2 though

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    Any free emails that works with this

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    I bought Mac version years ago and want to buy it again for my new Mac but it doesn't let me buy one. :( Any workaround?

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    SO how is this a bargain? It use to be $15, now its $18!

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    it is asking "Enter your organization's program code" for nsw health work email

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      Yeh, no one in my LHD knows the HUP. I even tried State wide service desk.
      I managed to get a code about two years ago, this worked up until June last year. Haven't had any luck since….
      Let me know how you go

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        No one in mine either! Could you let me know if you find out? Then I may be able to call the same person to get the code for my LHD

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    On a semi related note, has anyone had their utas email expire?

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      They figured out I'm no longer a student so don't have access anymore

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      Mine's gone and so too are the HECS exempt short courses.

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        As a matter of interest, when did you do your Course? Am still waiting for mine to expire and good to know how long it will be before I lose access to it.

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      Yep .. I found mine expired.

      I called the helpdesk and enquired - basically the account has been archived

      I had previously thought you keep the email for life by completing the unit, but actually you have to complete an entire course.

      The reason why they stayed active for so long was that it was a manual process - now it's automatically shut down.

      damn technology.

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    And how long will this $18.99 last me for? 1 year and I have to extend (and pay again) ?

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