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Microsoft Desktop Software for Departments

University of Pittsburgh departments can license Microsoft software at very low cost through Software Distribution Services. The agreement between the University and Microsoft covers several popular titles; see the product list below.

Purchase

The license cost is $95 per user for the Microsoft Campus Agreement, which includes Office and Windows. The software included in the product list below is valued at approximately $1,200, so the savings are significant. To enroll, the entire department must be licensed; all full and part time staff are to be counted. For example, a department with 50 faculty and staff would pay an annual charge of $4,750 per year. Learn how to purchase a license for this software.

License Renewal: The license must be renewed annually. Pitt IT will send departments a notice with renewal instructions.

Product Upgrades: All product upgrades released during the year are available to departments enrolled in the Campus Software program. Departments must request upgrades; a $5 per CD media charged is assessed.

License Use

You may install your SDS-licensed full version of Windows only on desktops for which your department has acquired:

  • A full license for Windows through an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or from a retail source (Full Package Product)
    OR
  • A qualifying operating system license (as defined by Microsoft's Product Use Rights) AND a Volume Licensing Windows upgrade license

WARNING: ANY OTHER INSTALLATION OF THIS SOFTWARE IS IN VIOLATION OF YOUR AGREEMENT AND APPLICABLE COPYRIGHT LAW.

No home use rights are provided with the departmental license. Faculty and staff may acquire Microsoft Campus software for personal use. Departments must understand the Product Use Rights, Microsoft's restrictions on how the software can be used.

Additional Information

Some software titles are available at no cost to all full-time and part-time University faculty through the Software Download Service at My Pitt; see product list. Faculty should be aware that students can also acquire this software or use it in the Student Computing Labs. Many of these products are also available for personal purchase by faculty and staff.

Departmental Software Product List

Product (All titles below are included) Operating Systems Home Use Rights Annual Renewal Date Available through Software Download Service for Faculty

Office 365 ProPlus for Windows (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Publisher, and InfoPath)

Windows Yes October 1 No
Office 365 ProPlus for Macintosh (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Communicator, and Outlook) Macintosh Yes October 1 No
Windows 10 Education (32-bit or 64-bit) November Release Windows No October 1 No
Visual Studio Professional
(available here)
Windows No October 1 No

Note: A volume licensed version of Office is available. For more information, please contact the 24/7 IT Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357). Older software versions are available upon request.

Additional Microsoft Desktop Software For Departments

The following packages are available for purchase by University departments.

Purchase

Learn how to purchase a license for this software.

License Use

Departments must understand the Product Use Rights, Microsoft's restrictions on how the software can be used.

Additional Information

Some software titles are available at no cost through the Software Download Service at My Pitt; see product list. Faculty should be aware that students cannot acquire this software through CSSD; however, some titles are available for use in campus computing labs. Visit the Microsoft Web Site for complete product information.

Subscription Option for Microsoft Online Project Pro and Visio Pro

Microsoft Online Project Pro for Office 365 delivers the latest version of Project Professional as a subscription through Office 365. Your software is automatically kept up to date with options for customizable policies. Users on the go can work from the computer of their choice by streaming the complete desktop client with Project on Demand. Keep deployments simple, benefit from flexible options, and enjoy integration with other Office 365 products like Skype for Business and SharePoint.

Microsoft Visio Pro for office 365, available as a subscription through Microsoft Office 365, includes the same features, stencils, and shapes as Visio Professional 2013. In addition, it allows each user to install Visio on up to five PCs running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10. Visio On Demand lets users temporarily install Visio on any PC running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. It automatically installs the latest updates (both feature and security) for the duration of the subscription.

Product Operating Systems Personal Purchase by Faculty & Staff Departmental Purchase Annual Maintenance Renewal Date Media Cost Available through Software Download Service for Faculty
Cost Includes Home Use Rights
Project Online Pro for Office 365 Windows $74* $74* Yes June 1 n/a No
Visio Pro for Office 365 Windows $29* $29* Yes June 1 n/a No

* Note:

  • These are subscription based applications.
  • These are annual licenses; they expire 8/31.
  • Prices are pro-rated monthly relative to the University's Microsoft contract anniversary date of 8/31.
  • Requires a University of Pittsburgh username.
  • Please allow five business days for processing.
  • Volume licensed versions of Office are available. For more information, please contact the 24/7 IT Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357).
  • Project and Visio Pro for Office 365 will not work with Office 2016, or volume licensed versions of Project or Visio Pro.

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching: Microsoft Programming and Technology Tools

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching are available at no cost to University of Pittsburgh students, faculty, and staff from the Microsoft Azure site here. This includes programming and technology tools for developers such as Project, Visio, and Visual Studio Enterprise.