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Microsoft Home Use Program - WA Government Agreement

From HealthPoint [intranet link only]:

The information that follows has been copied from the HSS HealthPoint intranet - to assist in making the information accessible from off-site.  If there are changes to the intranet, this site will need to be updated.  It is correct as at 18 June 2019.  An image from HealthPoint has been captured in a pdf document and is attached above. Essential elements from it are detailed below.

Microsoft Office for Home Use Program (HUP)
https://www.microsoft.com/Microsoft/HUP‎
 
[This is the URL given on HealthPoint - www.microsofthup.com - but - it doesn't work - the link above however does work.]

Note:   Do not open / install the delivered products on your work computer.  It is licensed only for your personal home use.

As a WA Government employee Microsoft provide their Office productivity suite at discounted prices.  It provides employees with an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the upcoming technology which will form part of their day-to-day activity in the workplace.
Use your WA Health e-mail address to register for the Home use program and you will receive an e-mail indicating that you qualify.  It will say:
"Congratulations! You’re eligible for the Microsoft Home Use Program through WA Health. We’re excited to provide you with preferred discounts on Microsoft products. 
Here is a link to access your special offers from Microsoft. You can return to your account at any time, from any computer by clicking on the link below and signing in with your personal Microsoft account."
There is a blue button that says:  Login to start saving.

This may prompt you for a Microsoft online account (Live ID).  You may have one from any previous Home Use Program purchase.  Otherwise follow the prompts to create a new sign in. 

Just like any regular shopping site, clicking on the Buy now buttons will add items to a shopping cart which you can review and proceed to the Checkout.
The checkout provides two payment methods, Poli (an Australian-based online debit payment like PayPal) or by card. 

There are a couple of differences which employees may notice from what was previously offered.

Office 365 Annual Subscription

Firstly, you will notice when logging into the Home Use Program site that Microsoft are primarily encouraging customers to subscribe to the Office 365 suite.  This is the same productivity suite WA Health will be rolling out with Windows 10.
They provide a 30% discount off these subscriptions. 
The cheapest subscription (currently at $69.30 per year) allows just yourself to use the suite.
The alternative subscription (currently at $90.30 per year) allows other family members (up to 6 people) to use the suite as well.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will discover links to alternative products (by clicking Learn More).

Office Professional Plus 2019 or Office for MAC

If you’re not interested in an annual subscription, Microsoft do offer an equivalent Office Professional Plus product much like the previous Home Use Program WA Health received.

The price has inflated to $27.60.  But, it’s still much cheaper than the $800 retail price.

Office for MAC is also still available at $20.93