Question: How do I get free installation of Microsoft software?
Author: UBC Computer Science (Moyra Ditchfield), minor additions by Joseph Tam
For Research Faculty and Staff
Research faculty and administrative staff can also obtain site-licensed software,
but it is covered under a different license. Please contact the MathNet IT staff for
instructions on how to obtain the installation kit.
For Students and Teaching Purposes
All UBC Students with a valid CWL account are eligible to receive
Microsoft Office 365. Students enrolled in a Science course or program
are also entitled to a FREE DreamSpark Premium Subscription.
Microsoft Office 365
All active UBC students with a valid CWL account now qualify for
a free Office 365 subscription, which includes free downloads
of: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. Students
running Windows can also install Publisher and Access. The
software lasts for one year after the initial download and
can be installed on up to five devices including iPad/iPhone,
Android, and Windows Phone. To access the software, follow
Microsoft DreamSpark Premium Subscription
DreamSpark Premium is a Microsoft Program that provides FREE access to
Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes. Any
active UBC students enrolled in at least one STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math) course or registered in a STEM program or
specialization in the Faculty of Science is eligible to download
selected Microsoft operating system, server and development tools,
for your personal device, to support teaching and learning purposes only.
Any faculty member employed to teach STEM courses to your students,
assist with STEM courses, labs or programs for your students, or conduct
non-commercial STEM research on your behalf are also eligible.
Please follow this
Dreamspark Premium link and sign on with your UBC CWL account.
For more information about DreamSpark Premium, please visit the Official DreamSpark site
Product Keys are required to install most of the software provided by
the DreamSpark Premium program. Keys are obtained on-line after your
login with your UBC CWL.
Note: Users are limited to one key per software program. However, multiple
versions of operating systems are provided (example: 32 bit and 64 bit),
and can both be used.
Windows 10 Privacy Concerns?
When setting up Windows 10, please remember
to review your privacy settings. Lifehacker provides a short
summary of what these settings do, as does this CNet