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Software Assurance Home Use Program

Use the Home Use Program (HUP) to provide your employees with the latest version of Microsoft Office for their home devices via a low-cost download. Productivity and efficiency are likely to improve when your staff uses the same software at home and at work.

Activate HUP

It’s easy to offer the Home Use Program to your employees:


  1. Use the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) to activate HUP, or if you’re a Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) customer, sign in to the Microsoft Volume Licensing Center (MVLC).

  2. Receive your company’s unique program code.

  3. Provide your program code to your employees so that they can order their software directly from the Home Use Program website.

Importance of the program code

Your employees who want to purchase HUP software licenses on the Home Use Program website must have your company’s unique program code and a valid work email address. After their credentials are confirmed, the employees will receive a follow-up email message that provides instructions.

Get the word out

Make sure that your employees understand the value of this benefit—with help from the downloadable employee communication content available on the HUP Marketing Portal.

Order for the entire organization

To help deploy the Home Use Program across your entire organization, your company can place a bulk order for licenses on the HUP Bulk Order website. Learn more about the Bulk Order process (PDF, 1.43 MB).

Track HUP usage in your company

With HUP Usage Reporting, you can:

  • Generate a report that shows the total number of licenses that your organization has downloaded through the Home Use Program.

  • See which employees have taken advantage of the software benefit.

  • Use data to encourage employee participation and increase productivity.

Download the VLSC HUP Usage Report Guide (PDF, 4.07 MB) to learn more.

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