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Microsoft Office

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 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 for Employees
 Home Use ProgramMS Office Student Advantage
Word for WindowsYesYes
Excel for WindowsYesYes
PowerPoint for WindowsYesYes
OneNote for WindowsYesYes
Access for WindowsYesYes
Publisher for WindowsYesYes
Outlook for WindowsYesYes
MS ProjectYesNo
InfoPath for WindowsNoYes
OneDrive for BusinessNoYes
Skype for BusinessNoYes
Word for MacYesYes
Excel for MacYesYes
Powerpoint for MacYesYes
Outlook for MacYesYes
OneNote for MacYesYes

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.

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The OIT Help Desk is available for any questions you may have. To contact you can call (208) 426-4357, or email