Microsoft 365

Microsoft Home Use Program

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  • The Home Use Program (HUP) is an employee purchase program with Microsoft, for eligible faculty and staff of Fairleigh Dickinson University. The Home Use Program offers Microsoft 365 Family and Personal subscriptions, at a discounted rate for purchase. FDU faculty and staff members with a valid work email address will be able to begin the process of signing up for the Microsoft Home Use Program. Notification of your eligibility for the Microsoft HUP program will be emailed to your FDU email address inbox.

  • Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based service. The subscription includes premium Office applications, like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage, advanced security features, and support from Microsoft experts are also included with the subscription. The Home Use Program offers two types of Microsoft 365 subscriptions at a discounted rate. 

    • Microsoft 365 Family – Includes subscription benefits mentioned above, for up to 6 people in your family. Discounted rate of 30%, $69.99 yearly or $9.99 monthly, usually $99.99 yearly. 

    • Microsoft 365 Personal – Includes subscription benefits mentioned above, for 1 person. Discounted rate of 30%, $48.99 yearly or $6.99 monthly, usually $69.99 yearly. 

  • Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 is available as a one-time purchase, which means you pay a single, up-front cost to get Office apps for one computer. One-time purchases are available for both PCs and Macs through the Microsoft Store link below. Be aware the one-time purchase price of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 is not at a discounted rate and not part of the Microsoft Home Use Program affiliated with FDU.

    Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 One-time Purchase >

    Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based service that includes collaborative, and up-to-date features in one seamless, integrated experience. Microsoft 365 subscriptions include the Office desktop apps that you are familiar with, like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Subscriptions also include the latest features, fixes, and security updates along with ongoing tech support at no extra cost. You may choose to pay for your subscription on a monthly or yearly basis. The Microsoft 365 Family plan lets you share your subscription with your family for up to 6 people, and use your apps on multiple PCs, Macs, tablets, and phones. 

    More resources to help make your decision can be found by visiting: Difference between Microsoft 365 and Office 2019 >

  • 1. Sign up, by visiting Microsoft Home Use Program. Enter your FDU email address and click on the “Get started” button. 

    2. Validate if you are an eligible FDU employee of the HUP program. An email will be sent to your Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) email address inbox. Click on the link supplied to begin registration. 

    3. At the Sign-in/Sign-up page, use your personal Microsoft account associated with a personal email address. If you do not have a personal Microsoft Account, visit: How to create a Microsoft Account >

    NOTE: This personal Microsoft account will link to and display your eligible Microsoft HUP program savings, as well as be used to manage your Microsoft 365 subscription after purchase.

    4. You may now begin the purchase process by viewing the discounts available to you based on your Home Use Program benefit eligibility.

    5. After purchase completion of a Microsoft 365 Family or Personal subscription through the Microsoft Store, you will be able to download your Microsoft 365 subscription software to your personal device. The Microsoft 365 subscription software download will include the full suite of Office Professional Plus 2019 desktop applications. 

    For a more detailed overview of the employee buying process using the Microsoft Home Use Program, please review this PDF: Microsoft Home Use Program Guide for Employees >

  • NOTE: Use your personal Microsoft Account and password when completing the installation and login credentials for your Office software. This is the same personal Microsoft Account used to complete the registration and purchase process of the Microsoft Home Use program. Your FDU e-mail address and credentials should not be used.

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Microsoft Office 365 Apps

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Microsoft Office 365 offers a comprehensive set of software tools that facilitate documentation, collaboration, and communication. These tools are available on the Web or as downloadable desktop Office 365 apps.

Below is a list of articles for each of the available tools in the Microsoft Office 365 environment. Each article contains information on what each application is and training on how to use them.


Outlook allows you to connect and stay organized with your email, calendar, and contacts all in one place.


Word allows you to collaboratively view, edit, and create high-quality shared documents.


Excel is the industry leading spreadsheet program, a powerful data visualization and analysis tool.


PowerPoint is a slideshow presentation program that’s part of the Microsoft office suite of tools. PowerPoint makes it easy to create, collaborate, and present your ideas in dynamic, visually compelling ways.


Teams is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration. Here you will find documentation on how to install and use Teams and all its features.


OneNote is a cross-functional digital notebook. You can organize different notebooks into sections and pages with easy annotation and navigation tools.


OneDrive and Microsoft 365 make it easy to access, share, and collaborate with your classmates or co-workers on files from anywhere within FDU.


Lists you can Build and share lists to help you track issues, assets, routines, contacts, inventory, and more. You can get started with Microsoft Lists from Microsoft 365, from MS Teams or from within SharePoint.


Yammer is a collaboration tool that helps you connect and engage across the company. You can share information across teams and organize projects. Only your coworkers can join, so your communications on Yammer are secure and visible only to people within your organization.

Power Apps

Power Apps is a suite of apps, services, connectors, and data platform that provides a rapid application development environment to build custom apps. Using Power Apps, you can quickly build custom apps that connect to data stored throughout Microsoft 365.

Power Automate

Power Automate is a service that helps you create automated workflows between apps and services to synchronize files, get notifications, collect data and more.

Power BI

Power BI is a business analytics solution that lets you visualize your data and share insights across your organization or embed them in your app or website. It allows connections to hundreds of data sources and generate live dashboards and reports.


Planner makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you are working on, and get updates on progress.


Bookings offers a simpler way to organize schedules and manage appointments. Microsoft Bookings includes a web-based booking calendar and integrates with Outlook to optimize your calendar and give your contacts the flexibility to book a time that works best for everyone involved.


Forms is an app that lets you create surveys, quizzes, and polls to collect real-time responses from students, collaborates and colleagues. It has built-in analytics to evaluate responses, and export results to Excel for additional analysis or grading.

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