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Microsoft Stanford Site License

Product description

Product Microsoft Site-Licensed Products for Stanford University
Vendor Microsoft Corporation
Description Microsoft business productivity software, access to Microsoft Imagine, back-office server products.
Platform/Version Windows

Stanford University faculty, staff, and students. Sponsored affiliates, SLAC and Hospitals not included.

License Year 11/1/23 - 10/31/28

Desktop software
Faculty and staff on Stanford-owned machines: Essential Stanford Software (ESS)
Faculty, staff, and students with an Microsoft 365 account on personal or Stanford-owned machines:  Microsoft 365 ProPlus
Faculty and staff — Discount on Microsoft 365 for  personal machines:  Microsoft Home Use (HUP) Program.
Microsoft Imagine Developer Tools (academic and classroom use only): for faculty, staff, and students (no fee). Software Licensing Store
Back-End Server Products and Support-installed Desktop Products for Stanford-owned Machines: Submit a request to Software Licensing.

Product details

Stanford 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 on Stanford-owned machines. Faculty, staff, and students with a Stanford Microsoft 365 account can install Microsoft 365 ProPlus on up to five computers (Windows and Mac), five tablets, and five smartphones for free. These devices can be personal or Stanford-owned.

Microsoft Imagine standard developer tools are available to faculty, staff, and students for no fee for academic and classroom use.

Here is what's currently available through this program:

Faculty and staff on Stanford-owned machines

Obtain from the Essential Stanford Software page.

Faculty, staff, and students on personal or Stanford-owned machines

Obtain from Microsoft 365 portal.

  • Microsoft 365 ProPlus  (Windows): Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access, and OneDrive for Business
  • Microsoft 365 ProPlus (Mac): Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and OneDrive

Faculty and staff for personal use

Microsoft 365  for home use purchase -

Microsoft desktop OS, applications, and server products for Stanford IT professionals

Microsoft CALS, Desktop Productivity, and Server software are available to Stanford as a result of the 2018-2023 Microsoft Campus Agreement. University IT has made downloads available for the most popular titles and has placed them in a site controlled on AFS. Please visit the webpage for Microsoft Products for Stanford IT Professionals.

Product support and training

University IT Tech Training offers classes in Office, Visio, Project, and Microsoft Productivity tools.  See

Last modified February 26, 2024