Microsoft Office University 2010 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Microsoft Office University 2010?

A: Microsoft Office University 2010 is a product that replaces Microsoft Office Professional Academic 2010. The new product name reflects customer eligibility: Office University 2010 is for higher-education students and higher-education faculty only.

Q: What applications are included in Office University 2010?

A: Office University 2010 includes the 2010 versions of: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. This product is restricted for sale to and use by university students and faculty only.

Q: Who is eligible to buy Office University 2010?

A: Office University 2010 is for higher-education students and higher-education faculty only. K-12 students are not eligible for Office University 2010.

Q: What is the recommended product for families with K-12 students?

A: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 is the recommended product for parents and families with K-12 students.

Q: How does the product verification work?

A: Office University 2010 does not come with a product key. Your eligibility will be verified online before completing purchase. This product will not work without successful verification as you will not have a product key.

You will be required to verify your eligibility online to use this software.

  1. Go to www.office.com/verify.
  2. Sign in with your Windows Live ID or create one using any email address.
  3. Provide your school email address, sign-in ID, or international student identity card (ISIC).

Once you pass verification, the online site displays the product key.

Q: Who is eligible for this product?

A: Full and part time, enrolled university student and faculty in accredited institutions; including junior college, college, university, vocational school, scientific or technical school. Alumni of these institutions are ineligible.

Q: Can I use the product key obtained from the Office University 2010 verification process to activate Office 2010 software on a “preloaded PC”?

A: Yes. The Office University 2010 product key can ‘unlock’ the Office 2010 software on a ‘preinstalled’ PC.