The OIT Help Desk supports all versions and platforms of the Microsoft Office Suite of applications.
Microsoft Office for Students – Free License for Students
Boise State students are eligible to download and use full versions of Microsoft Office software for free.
Microsoft also offers discounts for Boise State Students to purchase Office.
Microsoft Office for Employees – Free and Paid Licenses for Personal Home Use
Employees can download and use Microsoft Office on personally-owned computers through these programs:
- Microsoft Office Student Advantage (also available to employees) (free)
- Microsoft Home Use Program (paid)
- Microsoft Office discounts for faculty (paid)
|Home Use Program||MS Office Student Advantage|
|Word for Windows||Yes||Yes|
|Excel for Windows||Yes||Yes|
|PowerPoint for Windows||Yes||Yes|
|OneNote for Windows||Yes||Yes|
|Access for Windows||Yes||Yes|
|Publisher for Windows||Yes||Yes|
|Outlook for Windows||Yes||Yes|
|InfoPath for Windows||No||Yes|
|OneDrive for Business||No||Yes|
|Skype for Business||No||Yes|
|Word for Mac||Yes||Yes|
|Excel for Mac||Yes||Yes|
|Powerpoint for Mac||Yes||Yes|
|Outlook for Mac||Yes||Yes|
|OneNote for Mac||Yes||Yes|
Microsoft Office for University-Owned Computers
Microsoft Office is available at no charge to any University employee for installation on University-owned Windows and Apple computers per our Microsoft Site License. Contact the Help Desk to obtain the software you need.
Training for using Microsoft Office 2016 can be found on Microsoft’s website.
You can also download free handy Custom Guide Microsoft Office reference sheets in PDF format.
Other quick reference guides for Microsoft software (including other versions of Microsoft Office) are available on our Custom Guides web page.
Additionally, Computer Based Training for Microsoft software is available at no charge through our Microsoft Site License.