Microsoft Office – Windows

Microsoft’s Office 2010 and Office 2013 suites include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and more. All the programs share a consistent look and feel, integrating easily.

NOTE: If you are using Office 2013 Professional Plus on a managed computer, ITS recommends that you do not sign in to any of the Office applications, before or after you are migrated to Office 365. This feature is under evaluation for use at Northeastern.

Platforms: Windows

Vendor Information: Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft Office Support


  • Northeastern-managed computers: For Office 2010 Professional Plus, go to All Programs > Microsoft Office. For Office 2013 Professional Plus, go to All Programs > Microsoft Office 2013. Office 2013 Professional Plus is pre-installed on computers with a Fall 2014-present image. Faculty/staff on managed computers with older images can choose to upgrade through one of two methods outlined in How To: Upgrade to Office 2013 on a Northeastern-managed Windows computer.
  • Unmanaged Northeastern computers: Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus and Office 2013 Professional Plus are currently available by submitting a Locally Installed Software Request through the myHelp Service Catalog.
  • ITS-managed computer labs: For Office 2010 Professional Plus, go to All Programs > Microsoft Office. For Office 2013 Professional Plus, go to All Programs > Microsoft Office 2013.
  • Student personal computers: Northeastern students have free access to the latest version of Office through the Microsoft Student Advantage Program. Download instructions. Installation instructions.
  • Faculty/staff personal computers: Direct from vendor.
    • If you have been migrated to Northeastern’s Office 365 services, you may download the ProPlus latest version of Office for free from Microsoft on up to five (5) computers that you personally use. Learn more about this option here. Do not install these copies of Office on computers that others use – the Office applications are tied to your Northeastern Office 365 account and have access to your Northeastern resources and files.
      • If you wish to install Office on family computers, Microsoft has a number of offerings for personal and family use.
    • If you have not been migrated to Office 365 or wish to purchase a single copy of Office, go to the Microsoft Home Use Program for Office 2013 Professional Plus.
      • After selecting the United States in the ‘choose your location’ screen, enter your Northeastern email address and the purchase code 11F78DA494.
      • If you are eligible, you will see a screen confirming your eligibility and receive an email confirmation with the next steps to purchasing MS Office 2011 for Mac
        at a greatly discounted rate.
      • For order or store related questions, complete the form on the web page or contact Digital River at 1.877.237.3165, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.

All users of Northeastern University-owned/-managed/-licensed computers, networks, systems and software, are responsible for being familiar with and adhering to the Appropriate Use Policy (AUP).

Updated December 2014