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How to Download Microsoft Home Use Software for Faculty and Staff

All regular University of Pittsburgh full-time and part-time faculty and staff can buy a package of Microsoft software for personal use at very low cost. To download home-use software:

  1. Click this link. (You will be taken to a third-party provider's site).
  2. Log in with your University Computing Account username and password.
  3. Click on the icon of the desired Microsoft software.
    Select your Microsoft title
  4. Select the language version you wish to download from the drop-down menu (the default is English), then Click Add To Cart.
    Click add to cart
  5. Click Checkout.
  6. After accepting the licensing agreement and completing the checkout process, be sure to note the Activation Key listed in red on your receipt. Note: The activation key is only visible for 31 days.
    Take note of your activation key
  7. From the receipt, click Start Download and follow the installation instructions to install the software on your computer.
    Note for Mac Users: If you are downloading Office 2016 for home use, please follow the instructions in the next section.
    Start your download

Activate Office 2016 for Mac

If you are a Mac user, you need to link Office to a Microsoft account. Take the following steps after starting the download process:

  1. At the Office Setup prompt (https://setup.office.com/) choose one of the following options:
    • Option 1 (you have a Microsoft account) - Click Sign in, then provide your Microsoft account credentials.
      Note: Sign in using your personal email address and password, instead of your University Computing Account username and password.
    • Option 2 (you do not have a Microsoft account) - Click Create a new account, then follow the onscreen prompts.
      Note: Create your account using a personal email address and password, instead of your University Computing Account username and password.
  2. Enter your Product Key.
  3. Microsoft Office downloads.
  4. When you launch any Office application, you sign in with your Microsoft account credentials.