More Office Info
Other differences between Office installed from Office 365 and from the ISOs on the CSL:
- Office installed from the ISOs on the CSL (UW-owned computers only; Office 2016 is the last version for which Microsoft provided installation ISOs):
- The usual options are available when you click the Customize button during installation:
- Select which previous-version Office applications to remove. You can remove all, some, or none.
- Select which Office applications and tools to install.
- Specify where to install Office.
- Set user Information (name, initials, organization)
- While connected through UW-Madison's wired network (and when connecting through WiscVPN), activation happens automatically through UW-Madison's KMS server. You must connect at least once every 180 days for Office to stay active.
- If you're using a UW-owned machine that won't connect to the network at least once every 180 days, you have the option of using a Multiple Activation Key (MAK), which provides a one-time, permanent activation from Microsoft's servers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
- The Office ISOs on the CSL should be used for installation on UW-owned machines not associated with an individual (such as those in computer labs). They may be used for installation on any UW-owned machine.
- You may associate Office with your UW Office 365 account by signing in through Office, but it's not required.
- Office installed from the Office 365 portal (UW- or personally-owned computers):
- All the apps available for your platform are installed.
- Updates happen automatically by default.
- Office activates automatically through its connection to your UW Office 365 account.
- You can install Office on 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPad, and Android), and 5 phones (https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-proplus-business-software). Those devices can be either UW- or personally-owned.
- Please see this link for info on Office, Visio, and Project compatibility.
More Windows Info
The Windows images available here can be used to perform either a full or upgrade install. However, the computer must already be licensed for one of the qualifying Windows OSs. For example, you could not use these images to install the OS on a computer built from scratch, since that computer would not be associated with a full Windows OS license.
Microsoft introduced the Education edition with Windows 10. As of 08/14/2015, the differences between Education and Enterprise were minimal, and remain so four years later:
- Enterprise does not have Easy Upgrade from Home edition, and Education does.
- Education does not have access to the Long Term Servicing Branch, and Enterprise does (requires installation from an LTSB image).
Microsoft might introduce more differences in the future.
Students can get a free Windows 10 Education key and download link for installation on personally-owned computers from the CSL after clicking on the Microsoft for Personally-owned Computers link. Students can download the Installation Guide here.
This is the CSL's URL: https://software.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/ssl/csl.cgi
To better assist you with any issues that may occur when downloading software, all downloads are linked to a NetID.