Work at Home licenses for Academic Volume License customers
Academic institutions that have acquired licenses through Microsoft Academic Volume Licensing programs may grant to their faculty and staff the right to use a second copy of a limited selection of products on either a home or portable computer for work-related purposes.
You and your affiliates must make reasonable efforts to ensure that faculty, staff, or other employee users delete and remove such copies from the temporary RAM and permanent memory (in other words, the hard disk) of their computers at the end of the agreement term. To help you communicate these requirements to your users, download the sample Work at Home acceptance forms from right side of this page. The following is an overview of the Work At Home rights available through each of our academic volume licensing programs.
Open License for Academic and Select Plus for Academic Work at Home licenses
For each copy of Microsoft Office you license, the primary user of the computer on or from which the product is run may also run a second copy from either a laptop or desktop computer that he or she owns or leases. The software may be used only for work-related purposes and only during the term of the agreement (including any renewals). These Work at Home licenses do not apply to students unless the student is also an employee.
Enrollment for Education Solutions, School Enrollment, and Campus Enrollment Work at Home licenses
Work at Home licenses for Enrollment for Education Solutions, School Enrollment, and Campus Enrollment customers are available for all application, system, and Client Access License (CAL) products at no extra cost*. These limited rights permit using licensed products on a personally owned computer for work-related purposes only. You can choose to extend these rights to your faculty and staff members only for licensed products for which you have institutional licenses through your enrollment.
Obtaining and distributing Work at Home software for Enrollment for Education Solutions, School Enrollment, and Campus Enrollment
Home Use Program for Enrollment for Education Solutions, School Enrollment, and Campus Enrollment for Education Solutions, School Enrollment, and Campus Enrollment customers may provide faculty and staff members access to Microsoft Office desktop PC programs to use on their personally owned computer through the Home Use Program (HUP). This is a benefit of Microsoft Software Assurance. With HUP, your faculty and staff members can get Microsoft Office programs to use on their home computer for both work and personal use at a nominal cost. Providing the HUP licensed product is easy for the institution, as the institution does not have to handle the distribution of the software. Once your Software Assurance benefits administrator activates the benefit, individual faculty and staff members can order and pay for shipping of their licensed product online. Learn about the Home Use Program
You are not permitted to provide licensed product for the same title to any individual faculty or staff member using both HUP and Work at Home.
* The school may incur some costs for obtaining and distributing the Work at Home media.
The information on this page applies to customers in the United States and Canada. Customers in other locations should refer to their regional Microsoft Licensing website
or contact their local Microsoft representative for more information.