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Microsoft Software for EE Faculty, Staff, and Students
The UW Microsoft Campus Agreement makes certain Microsoft software packages available to students, faculty, and staff either for free or at a very reduced price.
For Home Use
Office Professional Plus 2016 for Windows and Office Home and Business 2016 for Mac are available for $9.95 to UW faculty, staff, and students through the Microsoft Home Use Program. You must use your @uw.edu e-mail address to register. Leave the Program Code field empty.
To purchase and download the software, go to http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/home.aspx.
For Use on UW-Owned Computers
Microsoft Office can be installed for free on computers purchased on a UW budget. This corporate version of Microsoft Office checks in sporadically to make sure it is running on a UW-managed network.
Download this version at https://www.washington.edu/itconnect/wares/uware/microsoft/software-uw-owned/
Additionally, all faculty, staff, and students can use the online service Office 365. To start using this cloud applications, just go to www.office.com and sign in with your @uw.edu email address.
Cloud-enabled versions of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint are also available from the iOS and Android App Stores.
Windows and other Microsoft Software
There are a substantial number of additional Microsoft software titles available specifically to the EE department, including developer tools and server software. UWEE students, faculty, and staff can browse what's available, as well as download the software, from the UWEE MSDNAA website at https://uwee.onthehub.com/
You must log in using your EE account info to download software from the MSDNAA website. In the upper right section of all MSDNAA pages you'll find a "Sign In" link - click on it. A popup window requesting your EE username and password will open. Log in with your EE username and password, exactly as you would to access protected content on the EE website.
Most of the software is provided as .iso (CD/DVD) image files, which can be downloaded and then burned onto a CD-R or DVD-R. After you log in, you can select the software package(s) you wish to download and add them to your shopping cart. When finished, select "checkout" - you'll be presented with options for downloading your software. You'll also be provided with the serial numbers you should use when installing - be sure to copy and save them!
If the software you want isn't availbe free from the links above, free or discounted software if available through UW UWARE's Microsoft page. Use your UW Netid to sign obtain software.
If you need Microsoft software for university-owned devices, contact EE to get installation files. If you have any questions or run into problems, please contact the EE Helpdesk.