WHAT IS THE HOME USE PROGRAM?
The Home Use Program (or HUP) is a software benefit, available to qualifying Birdville ISD employees as part of the districts volume licensing and software assurance programs. Through this offering, employees are able to obtain a copy of Microsoft Office 2016 Professional for HOME USE and can continue to use the software under HUP until employment is terminated and/or the employee leaves the district.
HOW MANY COMPUTERS CAN THE SOFTWARE BE INSTALLED ON?
For each copy purchased on the HUP program, you are entitled to load it on one primary device, such as your home desktop and one mobile device, such as your personal laptop. This software is NOT for loading on district computers.
WHAT IS BIRDVILLE ISD'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY USE?
Birdville ISD is not responsible for individual employees' compliance with the Microsoft Software Licensing Terms (MSLT) for software employees aquire through the Home Use Program. Those terms are between Microsoft and the individual employee. Microsoft does require Birdville ISD software managers limit HUP access to eligible employees and should inform employees that they should discontinue use of the software when the employee leaves the district or terminates employment.
WHO WILL SUPPORT MY HOME USE SOFTWARE?
HUP purchases for Office 2016 include 90 days of Microsoft software support. This 90 days BEGINS the day you activate the software. Software purchased under the HUP is entitled to the same support options as other Microsoft customers purchasing software for home use, including free access to resources and newsgroups on the microsoft.com website and pay-per-use e-mail and telephone support. THE BIRDVILLE TIMS SERVICE DESK CANNOT SUPPORT YOUR HOME COMPUTERS.
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE SOFTWARE?
Employees will pay $9.95 for the license and download of software. The software is delivered by electronic download, however for an additional charge, you can opt to purchase the software on DVD. The estimated charge for the DVD is $13.00 extra but is not required. DVD delivery can take from 2 to 4 weeks to be delivered, electronic delivery is the recommended method to obtain the software.
WHAT PAYMENT OPTIONS DO I HAVE?
Most major credit/debit cards are accepted. The purchase is made through the HUP Portal at Microsoft. Birdville ISD does not track or have access to payments made for this software.
CAN I BUY MORE THAN ONE COPY?
No, the HUP permits the purchase of EITHER Microsoft Office 2016 Professional for the PC -OR- Microsoft Office 2016 for the MAC
- you CANNOT purchase the PC and MAC version, so choose wisely. NOTE: the MAC version does not include all of the same applications as the PC version, the PC version includes all office 2016 professional applications.
SALES TAX ON PURCHASE
State taxes will be charged on purchases, just like any other local purchase.
CAN I ORDER OTHER APPLICATIONS THROUGH HUP?
No, the only applications currently available are Microsoft Office 2016 Professional for PC and Microsoft Office 2016 for MAC.
DOES THE SOFTWARE EXPIRE OR IS IT FULLY-LICENSED?
There is no specific expiration date for HUP licenses, however, IF YOU LEAVE BIRDVILLE ISD for any reason, you MUST DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SOFTWARE. This is an employee benefit, valid only while actively employed by the district.
CAN I PURCHASE COPIES FOR RELATIVES OR FRIENDS?
No, the HUP licensing is valid only for active Birdville ISD employees. EMPLOYEES CANNOT MAKE ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THE SOFTWARE OR SHARE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS. The Birdville Technology department actively monitors software usage (installation counts) and must report abuse to Microsoft.
Although you cannot purchase more than one license for the HUP software, you are allowed installation of the specific purchased product on (2) devices. The typical configuration is (1) copy on a HOME DESKTOP and (1) copy on a HOME LAPTOP. PC licensing cannot be used to install the MAC version, likewise, MAC licensing cannot be used to install the PC version.
WHAT IF MY HOME COMPUTER CRASHES?
You can reinstall the originally purchased software if your computer crashes or is reformatted, PENDING you are still an active Birdville ISD employee. You can re-visit the Home Use Program portal to re-download lost software and obtain your license/install key.
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