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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Student software downloads

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/its/student_software/

Microsoft

FREE Microsoft WINDOWS & OFFICE SUITE for Students

Included as part of Student Technology Fees, Microsoft Windows and the full Microsoft Office suite is now available for FREE to currently enrolled students at Minnesota State University, Mankato. MSU students can download (at no extra charge) Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac, and Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate or Windows 8.1.

All MSU Students have several download options to use Microsoft Office Suite and applications, and one option to download Microsoft Windows 8.1 software FREE:

 

  • Option 1: DOWNLOAD ON YOUR LAPTOP OR DESKTOP 
    • Download and install Microsoft Windows 8.1 (on any PC laptop / PC desktop / Macintosh)
    • Download and install Microsoft Office 2013 Professional for Windows
    • Download and install Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac

(NOTE: This Microsoft software includes a license that each student owns so it remains installed and active after graduation. No periodic StarID login is required for activation)

 

Microsoft Office 2013

Office for Windows Office for Mac Office for Android Office for iPhone & iPad Office for Windows 8 Tablet
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Support for Windows >

Other Apps:

  • OneDrive for
    Business sync app

Office Mobile

Support for Android >

Office Mobile

  • Word Mobile
  • Excel Mobile
  • PowerPoint Mobile
  • OneNote
  • Outlook Web App
  • Lync
  • SharePoint
  • OneDrive for Business

Support for iPhone >

Office Mobile

Support for Windows 8 tablet >

 

Instructions to download software:

  • Click the button (below) at the end of these instructions labeled "DOWNLOAD HERE" and login using your StarID and password
  • Once you are logged in you will be at the default Microsoft download webpage for MNSU. Please click the Students tab.
  • Once you're in the students category, you may then choose which software you are looking to download by clicking on the corresponding picture or link.
    • (OPTIONAL) On the following page, you will be given the option of whether you want to download the software at no cost or have a DVD mailed to you for a $5.00 charge.
  • Prior to installing MS Office, please uninstall any previous versions of office you may have installed on your machine.
  • Download the software onto the computer it will be installed on.

[PDF] Download and Installation Instructions (574 KiB)

NOTE: You will only be able to receive one (1) free single license and installation code for EACH separate software application.  Students own the FREE license and it will remain activated after graduation.

Login Tip

For username use campus\StarID - so if I use aa0000zz to login to MavMAIL, I would login to Kivuto using campus\aa0000zz for username.

 

  • Option 2: USING OFFICE APS WITHOUT INSTALLING ON YOUR LAPTOP OR DESKTOP
    • Office Apps (web browser) - Using OneDrive for Business, create or edit Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, or Project documents.
    • Office on Demand - downloads a temporary Microsoft Office app (Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, etc.) without installing on the local computer. It's the full version of the application that completely goes away when you're finished closing it. The app is streamed from the Internet. Office on Demand is perfect for using a friend's computer other than your own, if your computer doesn't have Microsoft Office installed, or has an old version of Microsoft Office installed.

(NOTE: Office Apps and Office on Demand require Internet Access and opening OneDrive for Business to use)

(NOTE: No software or app installation is required for Option 2)

Other software available to students: