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The Microsoft Workplace Discount Program allows employees at eligible companies to buy an annual subscription of Microsoft 365 Family or Microsoft 365 Personal at a discount for use on personal devices. In select markets, eligible employees also receive a discount on select Surface devices and accessories.

 

The Workplace Discount Program offers for Microsoft 365 and Surface devices are not available in the same transaction and must be purchased in two separate transactions.

The Microsoft Home Use Program (also known as HUP) is now the Microsoft Workplace Discount Program. Any previously purchased discounted products are not affected by the change in the program name. You’ll continue to receive discounted rates on qualified subscriptions if you keep auto-renewal turned on.

Employees who work at a company that satisfies the Workplace Discount Program eligibility requirements.

Yes. Enter your corporate email on the Microsoft Workplace Discount Program page to see if you qualify. If you don’t have a corporate email, please contact your IT department for questions about eligibility.

  1.  Sign Up: Visit the Microsoft Workplace Discount Program page. Enter your corporate email address. Click on ‘Get Started’ button.
  2. Confirm: If you are eligible, an email will be sent to your corporate email address inbox with a link that will validate your eligibility for the program.
  3. Sign In: Once your eligibility is confirmed and you register for the program with your personal Microsoft account that is associated with your personal email address, you can begin the purchase process by viewing the discounts available to you based on your Workplace Discount Program benefit eligibility.
  4. Shop: Your purchase is processed and completed in the Microsoft Store. You, the eligible employee, can install Microsoft 365 on your personal devices after the purchase is complete. Once you have purchased Microsoft 365 Family, you can share your subscription with up to 5 additional members of your household.

Yes. If you already have Microsoft 365 Family or Microsoft 365 Personal, you can still take advantage of this discount. Once you purchase, additional time is added to your existing subscription, and the discounted rate will begin at your existing subscription’s annual renewal date. Be sure to specify the Microsoft account that’s associated with your current Microsoft 365 subscription during the purchase process.

Workplace Discount Program discounts on Visio Professional 2021 and Project Professional 2021 are only available if your employer's Workplace Discount Program administrator has selected you for one or more product specific discounts.
 
Please make sure you are signed in to the Microsoft Store with your personal account associated with the Workplace Discount Program in order to view the discounted price of the products.

 

If you expected to see a discount on these products please contact your organization’s Workplace Discount Program benefit administrator. Typically, the Workplace Discount Program is managed by your organization’s benefits coordinator, HR or IT departments.

Discounts on Microsoft 365 Family and Personal subscriptions are offered to eligible companies worldwide with these exceptions:

 

 

Discounts on select Surface devices and accessories are offered to eligible companies in select markets only.

Product licenses

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If you have a Microsoft 365 Family subscription, you can share it with up to five additional members of your household (up to 6 users total). Each household member can install across their devices including PCs, Macs, iPads, Android tablets, Windows tablets, iPhones, or Android phones, get an additional 1 TB of OneDrive storage, and manage their own installs from https://account.microsoft.com/services/.

No. The Microsoft 365 license assigned to you by your employer is for your use only. This applies whether you access Microsoft 365 from a device at your home or a device provided by your employer. Whereas if you purchase Microsoft 365 Family through the Workplace Discount Program, it can be used by your family.

 

Get help sharing your Microsoft 365 Family subscription

Microsoft 365 Family subscriptions may be shared with up to 5 people. Microsoft 365 Personal may only be used by the employee.

Office Professional Plus 2019 or Office Home and Business 2019 licenses acquired through the Workplace Discount Program may only be used by you.

Yes, if you have already purchased Office Professional Plus 2019 or Office Home & Business 2019 at a discount through the Workplace Discount Program you will still be eligible for the Microsoft 365 Workplace Discount Program offer.

If you previously purchased Office, Visio, or Project, please go to the Order History page to have your product key(s) emailed to you. To do so, you will need to have access to the email address you used to make the purchase.

Download and manage your subscription

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Always use your Microsoft account to install Microsoft 365, manage your subscription, and sign into Microsoft 365 on your personal devices. Your Microsoft account is your personal email address, not your corporate email address. If you do not have a personal Microsoft account visit https://account.microsoft.com/account to set one up.

No. Please use your Microsoft account to install and sign into Microsoft 365 and to manage your subscription.

To share your subscription, sign in by using your Microsoft account at https://account.microsoft.com/services/ and select the link labeled “Sharing.” Follow the onscreen instructions to add a user. Each person you add receives an email with steps they need to follow. After they have completed the steps, their information, including their Microsoft 365 installs, appears on your Sharing page. You can also stop sharing your subscription with someone or deactivate Microsoft 365 on a device they’re using. Get help sharing your Microsoft 365 Home subscription

To manage your billing information, install Microsoft 365 from additional PCs or Macs, and manage your installs of Microsoft 365 on other devices, go to https://account.microsoft.com/services/ and sign in using your Microsoft account.

Pricing and Renewals

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When you start your Microsoft 365 subscription, recurring billing is already on, and we will bill you automatically until cancelled. If you cancel or turn off recurring billing, you can renew your subscription at www.office.com/renew. You can check your renewal status on the Services & Subscriptions page. You will receive the same Workplace Discount Program discount rate as your original purchase for as long as you maintain recurring billing on your subscription.

You can change or update your payment method associated with your subscription on the Services & Subscriptions page. Find your Microsoft 365 subscription in the list, and then click on the “Manage” link. Then click on the “Change how you pay” link.

You can update your credit card associated with your subscription on the Services & Subscriptions page. Find your Microsoft 365 subscription in the list. You should see a message in red that your credit card needs attention. Click on the “Fix how you pay” link to update your expired credit card.

You will receive the same Workplace Discount Program discount rate as your original purchase for as long as you maintain recurring billing on your subscription.


 
Workplace Discount Program offers for Microsoft 365 and Surface devices are not available in the same transaction and must be purchased in two separate transactions. See the Support for Surface section for more information.

You can buy one subscription of either Microsoft 365 Family or Microsoft 365 Personal at the Workplace Discount Program reduced price.

If you have Microsoft 365 through the Workplace Discount Program, the discount continues to apply as long as you maintain recurring billing on your subscription.


 
Workplace Discount Program offers for Microsoft 365 and Surface devices are not available in the same transaction and must be purchased in two separate transactions. See the Support for Surface section for more information.

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Support for Surface

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Yes, you can save with both the Microsoft 365 Workplace Discount Program offer and the Surface device offer.

 

The Workplace Discount Program offers for Microsoft 365 and Surface devices are not available in the same transaction and must be purchased in two separate transactions.

The Workplace Discount Program offers for Microsoft 365 and Surface devices are not available in the same transaction and must be purchased in two separate transactions.

 

If you are purchasing a Surface device through the Workplace Discount Program, you can choose the special offer for Surface customers when you configure your Surface device, or you can subscribe to Microsoft 365 with the Workplace Discount Program discount in a separate transaction.

The Workplace Discount Program provides a 30% auto-renewing discount on select Microsoft 365 annual subscriptions. Your subscription remains active and the discount continues to apply as long as you maintain recurring billing on your subscription. This offer is available only to Microsoft Workplace Discount Program eligible customers.


 
Surface customers can get 15 months of Microsoft 365 Personal or Family for the price of 12 when they purchase a Surface device. This subscription does not renew and is available to any customer who purchases a Surface device.

 

Workplace Discount Program offers for Microsoft 365 and Surface devices are not available in the same transaction and must be purchased in two separate transactions.

Extended return offer period available with Surface devices purchased from Microsoft Store in select markets. Return process must be started within 60 days after customer received the device. Not available for purchases by reseller customers. Extended return offer period limited to 5 device returns total per eligible customer. Excludes Surface Hub. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Other exclusions and limits may apply. Microsoft Store return policy applies to extended returns. See applicable Microsoft Terms of Sale for more information.

Your new Surface device comes with a one-year limited hardware warranty and 90 days of technical support. For extended coverage, Microsoft Complete is available for purchase with the device or within 45 days of purchase. Microsoft Complete extends the standard warranty and includes accidental damage protection. See Microsoft Complete for more information.

The Workplace Discount Program is not combinable with other offers. In the case that there is a higher available discount outside of the Workplace Discount Program, the higher discount will be applied in cart.

Workplace Discount Program eligible employees can purchase Surface devices and accessories at a discounted price in select countries only. To find out if your country is available, Contact us.

Yes, a Surface device purchased through the Workplace Discount Program can be gifted to others.