Faculty & Staff Software:
Microsoft Titles

Centrally Purchased Software

IT has a volume licensing contract with Microsoft and the following software titles can be installed for free on UNIVERSITY OWNED MACHINES ONLY:

Windows 7 Enterprise

Microsoft Office (for Windows and Mac OS X)

Requests for software should be directed to the IT Help Center at http://go.du.edu/supportrequest.

Installation files are made available over a secure network share. NO volume license keys will be given out, as per our licensing agreement with Microsoft. Your Microsoft Office software and Windows operating systems will be activated using our DU licensing servers. When a fresh copy of Windows is installed on a university-owned computer, the computer must be connected to the campus network (or establish a VPN connection to the campus network) within 30 days to activate the license. After the initial activation, the computer must connect to the campus network every 180 days to maintain its license. Otherwise, the operating system will enter "Reduced Functionality Mode" where some features stop working.

Can you install it at home?

All students, staff, and faculty members may install the newest version of Microsoft Office on their own Windows PC or Mac computers through Office 365. Simply log into Office 365 and look for the "Install Now" button. If you already have Microsoft Office installed on your home computer, we recommend you uninstall it before upgrading to the new version. You may install Office on up to 5 personally owned computers. Microsoft has also made versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote available for smartphones and tablets. Look for them in the Apple and/or Google Play stores.

The University of Denver is no longer participating in the "Home Use Program" since the Office 365 offering is more advantageous.

Last reviewed: March 14, 2016