Office 2013 now available through Microsoft's Home Use Program for $9.95

Microsoft Office 2013 has just been added to the Home Use Program, which enables employees of certain companies very cheap access to Office software for home use. With the appropriate business email address and a code from your employer, who must enable HUP through Software Assurance, you can purchase a copy of Office 2013 Professional Plus for as little as US$9.95. You are also able to download Office 2011 for Mac if you aren't a Windows user.

Naturally the price of Office 2013 varies between different regions, for example it's £8.95 in the UK and AU$15 in Australia, however it still comes in significantly cheaper than purchasing a standard retail copy. The most basic single-user Office package costs $139, and that doesn't include all the programs from the full Professional Plus edition you get through the Home Use Program; Professional Plus comes with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, InfoPath and Lync.

To make use of the program be sure to check with your employer to get the appropriate HUP program code, although if you're in the United States Army it's as easy as entering your official Army email address (@mail.mil, @us.army.mil, etc.) and then using the code C4FAA257E3. It's well worth checking out especially at the extremely low price.

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This is sweet, with only 5 more days of the trial remaining I spoke to my boss todaywho got the program code and boom! I ordered Office Pro, Project & Visio all for $27! Thank you Microsoft!

ankydu said,
why the hell not yet available in India ??? Only 2010 !

Just go to the US website and buy it. I did that. There are no CC restrictions. You would need a US address however...

You know what I like about us Neowin users, we like to run the latest and greatest, especially from Microsoft. We may bad mouth it, but we sure love using it.

Mr. Dee said,
You know what I like about us Neowin users, we like to run the latest and greatest, especially from Microsoft. We may bad mouth it, but we sure love using it.

youre right - when i used the beta of 2013 last year i hated it....annnnnd i still bought it. $10 is a steal.

Figures. I just bought Office 2010 through the HUP *yesterday*.

Worse still - the Office 2013 free upgrade offer for newly purchased copies of Office 2010 doesn't extend to copies purchased through the HUP. Looks like I should have waited an extra day.

would someone be able to confirm if this is an actual full install (aka ISO and/or MSI installer) and not that click-to-run streaming installer office stuff?

Spyder said,
would someone be able to confirm if this is an actual full install (aka ISO and/or MSI installer) and not that click-to-run streaming installer office stuff?

Its click to run. However, the license is perpetual and is valid if you install the product with the help of a ISO...

I just bought my copy. You dont need to know the code. Just click the link that says "dont know your code?" and put in your email address. they'll send you a verification email to purchase.

Does anyone know how to download the exe or iso directly instead of using their dumb installer program?

i got my copy from microsoft through other means however, I have thought about buying this and giving it to my wife or just keeping it around if i ever decide to buy a laptop.

So I am a student and I just put in my student email address and it worked. Is this offer allowed for me as well? I didn't have to enter any code either.

hahaha, I am the Administrator in the IT Dept.
& I am not asking for "Code", I am asking, what does that program code means ?
does it means, the company have to register with Microsoft first to get that 9$ facility for their employees ?

FloatingFatMan said,

You get that from your employer.

jesus christ, i think he's aware of that.. he's asking how the code comes about, it's not like every employer just magically knows this code, is it something the company registers for before hand? is it free for an organisation to register? how would an organisation obtain the code? is it something you receive when you are involved with MS in some way?

Looks like the comments are farking up again. When I replied, there were no other replies.

Your company has to be signed up to the program, I think you need to be a gold partner or something to get it, not sure.

FloatingFatMan said,
Looks like the comments are farking up again. When I replied, there were no other replies.

Your company has to be signed up to the program, I think you need to be a gold partner or something to get it, not sure.

Now i feel bad...

Your company/organization gets it after it signs its own contract with Microsoft. It's part of Microsoft's Software Assurance Program.

yep, works, just bought it with a backup DVD through the corporate agreement that my employer has for 36 CHF (18 for the license and another 18 for the backup DVD)

As I understand it, your company needs to buy Office with software assurance for some high percentage of their employees to become eligible for this program. The idea is that if you are using Office with SA you are already allowed to install it on whatever computer you use, this program just extends that to home computers as well.