Microsoft

General Information
Description:

As a part of the Operational Excellence–sponsored Productivity Suite project, Berkeley has signed a campus license agreement to provide the most commonly used Microsoft software to all faculty, staff, and students. There is no cost to individuals or departments for the MS software for the 2013–14 fiscal year.

Software Downloads


Students:

Students can download one copy of the following products and may keep the software perpetually upon graduation.

IMPORTANT: It is strongly recommended that you archive your download and activation key to an external location (e.g. flash drive, external hard drive) for use in the event a re-install is required (e.g. system crash, upgrade or replacement). 

UC Berkeley and Microsoft have partnered with Kivuto Services as our fulfillment partner. You will be redirected to their website for your downloads.

  • Instructions for download and installation are available on the Instructions page. If you need more help, visit the Student Computer Consulting Service.
  • To download software, go to http://ucbwah.onthehub.com (CalNet ID required).
  • IMPORTANT: You have 31 days from the day you "Check Out" of the download page to download your software. See the Instructions page for details. If you do not wish to install the software at the time you download it, you may archive the download for future installation (e.g., onto a flash drive).

For support, contact Kivuto Services (formerly the eAcademy)


Faculty and Staff on-campus machines:

  • With IT support — Contact your IT support staff.
  • Without IT support — Contact CSS-IT at 510-664-9000, option 1, 4 and then 2.

Faculty and Staff for work at home:

Faculty and staff can download one copy of the following products.

IMPORTANT: It is strongly recommended that you archive your download and activation key to an external location (e.g. flash drive, external hard drive) for use in the event a re-install is required (e.g. system crash, upgrade or replacement).

 Office Professional Plus or Office for Mac Home & Business (one or the other, not both)

  • Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System (OS) Upgrades including Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 8 Professional
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Visio
  • UC Berkeley is licensed for a limited number of Visio and Project licenses. We encourage those that have a legitimate need for these products to download and use them, and ask that those who do not to refrain from incurring the additional expense to the institution that will be required to purchase additional licensing.

UC Berkeley and Microsoft have partnered with Kivuto Services (formerly the eAcademy) as our fulfillment partner. You will be redirected to their website for your downloads.

  • Instructions for download and installation are available on the Instructions page.
  • To download software, go to http://ucbwah.onthehub.com/ (CalNet ID required).
  • IMPORTANT: You have 31 days from the day you "Check Out" of the download page to download your software. See the Instructions page for details. If you do not wish to install the software at the time you download it, you may archive the download for future installation (e.g., onto a flash drive).

For support, contact Kivuto Services (formerly the eAcademy)


Institutionally owned devices:

The Microsoft agreement allows unlimited deployment of a wide range of Microsoft desktop and server software on institutionally owned devices. For a complete list, see the Product List page.

UC Berkeley is licensed for a limited number of Visio and Project licenses. We encourage those that have a legitimate need for these products to download and use them, and ask that those who do not to refrain from incurring the additional expense to the institution that will be required to purchase additional licensing.

UC Berkeley and Microsoft have partnered with SHI as our fulfillment partner. You will be redirected to their website for your downloads.

  • Instructions for download and installation are available on the Instructions page.
  • To get access to media and keys, have your department Faculty/Manager/MSO/Director send email to software@berkeley.edu with
    • MICROSOFT DEPT IT in the subject line
    • department name and authorizer
    • names and email addresses of persons to be granted access
    • list of product keys requested
    • estimated number of machines on which you intend to install, by platform (e.g., 20 Macs and 56 PCs)

MS TechNet

The Microsoft agreement allows faculty, staff, and students free subscription to TechNet, a collection of premium support resources providing quick access to Microsoft experts, and technical information, as well as access to managed forums.

UPDATE! Microsoft is retiring the TechNet Subscriptions service. Effective September 1, 2013, new TechNet Subscriptions are no longer available. Microsoft will continue to honor all existing TechNet Subscriptions. Subscribers with active accounts may continue to access program benefits until their current subscription period concludes.

For more information visit this TechNet subscriptions website.


Training

UC Learning Center. The campus offers free software training to UC Berkeley employees through the UC Learning Center (accessible via the Blu portal — CalNet ID required). In-person and online classes are available. To find a class, search on the software product name. For more information, see the campus Human Resources Computer Software Classes page.

Microsoft offers free online help and how-tos, as well as free online training for their Office products.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions please see FAQ's.

Vendor: Microsoft
Categories: Office Productivity
Available Platforms: Windows, Microsoft