Microsoft Office software for $20... Just one more reason for people to get their @navy.mil email account up and running.
The Navy Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP) pilot is targeted to Reserve Force personnel including: all Drilling Reservists; Full Time Support personnel; Voluntary Training Unit members; and members of the Civil Service currently employed by the Navy Reserve. The HUP pilot allows authorized personnel to obtain a licensed copy of Microsoft Office applications to install and use on a home computer for the low cost of the media and shipping. This phase of the HUP pilot will run for 45 days, beginning 15 August 2008 and end 30 September 2008. The clock is ticking.
Eligible members may order online at the HUP web site. To access this web site, members must use the unique program code provided to their NMCI email account. After registering at the HUP website with your unique program code an email will be sent to your NMCI (@navy.mil) address that includes a link to the Microsoft ordering site.
With a CAC reader you can check your Navy email from home by visiting https://webmail.nmci.navy.mil
Don't forget that the DoD and Navy also provides free antivirus and firewall software from companies like McAfee, Symantec, and more. The sofware is available free of charge for home use at https://www.infosec.navy.mil/av/index.jsp and https://www.jtfgno.mil/antivirus/home_use.htm
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has licensed free anti-spyware software for all armed forces personnel to use on personal computer systems. To download the free anti-spyware software, go to the DISA Web site at https://iase.disa.mil/sdep
As a side note, students should ask their college about special programs like "Student Select Software" and "Student Licensing Software". Many popular programs are available to college students at dramatically reduced prices.
MS Office Enterprise 2007 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, OneNote, Groove, InfoPath, Communicator)
MSRP = $679 // Student Select Price = $100 // Student Licensing Price = $100
Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Professional
MSRP = $499 // Student Licensing Price = $75
Adobe CS3.3 Master Collection
MSRP = $2,499 // Student Licensing Price = $520