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Division of Information Technology

Announcement: Students can Now Get Office 365 ProPlus Software Free of Charge

We would like to make you aware of a new program that is currently available to students. Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus Software is offered free of charge to all Texas State students. Please encourage students who you work with to take advantage of this free software opportunity! Students should visit ITAC’s Microsoft for Students webpage for details.

Microsoft Office Options for Faculty and Staff

While faculty and staff are not eligible for the free student program, there are two ways for you to obtain Microsoft Office for business and personal use.

Microsoft Office Home Use Program ($9.95) – For use on personal computers

Purchase MS Office software (for Windows or Mac) for personal use on your home computer or laptop. You are allowed to install this software on up to two computers. The price is only $9.95! Visit the Microsoft Home Use Program webpage to learn more!

Microsoft Office – Free on Texas State-owned computers

Through our campus Microsoft license agreement, you are allowed to install the latest Microsoft Office software on your Texas State-owned computer at no charge to your department. See your department’s Technical Support Person (TSP) or visit the Microsoft for Faculty and Staff webpage to learn more.

Free Training and Learning Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

Free Instructor-Led ITAC Training Courses: ITAC offers instructor-led, hands-on training to all faculty and staff on Microsoft Office products (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint…). Visit the ITAC Training Courses webpage for a full list of training courses offered.

Free e-Learning via lynda.com to all Faculty and Staff: All faculty and staff have 24/7 access to lynda.com (on or off campus) free of charge! lynda.com offers everything from training on Word, Outlook, and Excel to how to be a better communicator, how to capture great photos, and how to better leverage social networking efforts. Visit ITAC’s E-Learning for Faculty/Staff webpage to take advantage of your free lynda.com e-learning account!