What Is The "Microsoft Home Use Program"? And How Does It Work?

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What Is The "Microsoft Home Use Program"? And How Does It Work?
What Is The "Microsoft Home Use Program"? And How Does It Work?

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If your company participates in the "Microsoft Home Use Program", you as an employee can purchase an annual subscription to "Office 365 Home" or "Office 356 Personal" for private use 30 percent cheaper. However, these Office versions only work with Windows 10, not Windows 7 or 8.

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Differences: These are the differences between "Office 365 Home", "Office 365 Personal" and "Office 2019".

How much discount do you get? And how often?

The "Microsoft Home Use Program" gives you a 30 percent discount on the annual price of "Office 365 Home" or "Office 365 Personal". For example, if you have already selected "Office 365 Personal" with a discount and would like to receive the discount for "Office 365 Home", you must first cancel the subscription to "Office 365 Personal".


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Which office programs are included?

The "Microsoft Home Use Program" enables employees to use the following office programs at home:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • OneNote
  • Publisher
  • Access
  • InfoPath
  • SharePoint Workspace

Is there an expiration date?

The licenses from the "Microsoft Home Use Program" have no expiration date. However, if your annual subscription period expires and you do not extend it, you can no longer use the corresponding office programs.

In contrast to Office 2019, you pay for an “Office 365” subscription every year.

How many computers can I install Office on?

You only receive a license for Office from the "Microsoft Home Use Program". However, according to this Microsoft moderator, you can then install Office 365 on a PC and a mobile device such as a laptop (2 devices). To do this, you must download the software from the mobile device using the link in the email that you received from Microsoft. Then enter the same product key there.

So you can use the "Microsoft Home Use Program"

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Picture: Microsoft
  1. Opens this Microsoft website.
  2. Enter your business email address and click on the " First Steps " button.
  3. Microsoft now uses your email address to check whether your company is participating in the "Microsoft Home Use Program" and whether you can buy an Office 365 subscription at a 30 percent discount.
  4. If so, you will receive a link to the email address that you can use to purchase and download the discounted version of Office with your Microsoft account.
  5. This applies to "Office 365 Personal" or "Office 365 Home".

If, according to Microsoft, your company does not participate in the "Microsoft Home Use Program", you can ask your supervisor or IT administrator whether this will be the case in the future.

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