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5. MS Office 365, Home Use Program

We have had a few questions about the Microsoft Office products, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. so we wanted to remind everyone that due to a contract SLL BOCES has with Microsoft all employees (with a valid email address) are eligible to download the Microsoft Software for free on your home computers. The contract allows for up to 5 downloads per email address.

To obtain your free Microsoft software as an SLLBOCES employee please go to https://portal.office.com and login with your email address and password, then on the top right you will see this image

Simply click install office and your download should begin. It is best to repeat this on each computer you wish to download to. This also works for Cell phones and MAC computers, this will not work on a chrome book, but you can use the web version as seen on the full screen.

If you happened to download all 5 licenses last year and then traded up to a new computer or a new cell phone and want to release a license for a computer you no longer own or cell phone you don’t have any more please follow the guidelines in the “other installs” link as show in the image above.

If you have any issues please email helpdesk@sllboces.org and we will be happy to help as best we can with the download portion and offer basic guidance on install, however please keep in mind we are not able to troubleshoot your home computer. We do recommend having a healthy home computer, including an updated antivirus program and running a full scan and have all the Microsoft updates installed before proceeding.

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