Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES)

University of Tsukuba entered an Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES) agreement with Microsoft.
Microsoft products such as Windows OS (upgrade only) and MS Office are available for faculty/staff managed PCs.

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An online distribution system supplies installation packages for Microsoft Office and Windows (upgrade only). When downloading, authentication by the Unified Authentication System ID (UTID-13) of a faculty/staff is required.

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Media Lending

The EES contract allows primarily for online distribution of media. However, physical media may be lent as a backup option. Media lending is faculty and staff only. Four lending locations are currently available.

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Home Use

The privileges of the EES contract "Office 365" and "Home Use Program (HUP)" are available to eligible members as long as the contract is valid. Office 365 allows to use Microsoft Office products on home computers at no expense, and HUP allows to use at own discounted expense. Please note that neither of the two privileges provides Windows OS.

Office 365 detail » no expense

HUP detail » discounted expense


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    ■The maintenance announced on July 28, 2017 is completed and
     the Download Station and EES website are available now. (Aug. 2, 2017)
    ■Suspension of Home Use Program (HUP) Purchases
    HUP purchases will not be available during the following period:
    April 1, 2017 -
    We will update our website when they are available again.

    ■Download Station Maintenance
    Maintenance is to be performed on Download Station as follows:
    Date: March 14, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
    During the maintenance, the system will be suspended.

    ■ACCC has received reports of a spam email titled ”ご注意!!OFFICEのプロダクトキーが不正コピーされています (Warning!! Your Office product key has been illegally copied)". Please ignore it if you receive it. (Jan. 13, 2017)

    ■Skype for Business is now available.(Dec. 19, 2016)
     Please find details here

      ■End of Support — Older Versions of Internet Explorer (Mar. 9, 2016)
       The older versions (older than version 11) of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) reached
       the end of support as of January 13, 2016 (Japan time), and the security patches
       provided on the day were the last ones. Since they no longer receive new security
       patches, they are vulnerable to security threats such as computer viruses. This could
       cause information leakage as well as malfunction in them.

       Check your version of IE, and if you are running an older version, we recommend you
       should upgrade it to IE 11, the latest version, as quickly as possible.

       ・How to Check Your Version of Internet Explorer:
       ・Windwos 7 SP1
        The latest version of IE for Windows 7 SP1 is IE 11.
        Check your version, and if it is earlier than 11, download the latest version from the url
       ・Windows 8
        The latest version of IE for Windows 8 is IE 10. By upgrading your OS to Windows 8.1,
        you can upgrade your browser to IE 11.
        The University of Tsukuba provides its members with Windows 8.1 downloads under
        the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES) contract.
        University of Tsukuba Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES)
       ・Windows 8.1 & Windows 10
        Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 are equipped with IE 11, so you do not need to do
        anything. Windows 10 also includes Microsoft Edge, the newest Microsoft browser
        Microsoft New Support Policy for Internet Explorer

    The download station has been providing the following software (Dec. 21, 2015)
     ‐Office Professional Plus 2016 32bit(Japanese)
     ‐Office Professional Plus 2016 64bit(Japanese)
     ‐Office Professional Plus 2016 32bit(English)
     ‐Office Professional Plus 2016 64bit(English)

    The download station has been providing the following software (Nov. 26, 2015)
     ‐Windows 10 Enterprise 32bit(Japanese)
     ‐Windows 10 Enterprise 64bit(Japanese)
     ‐Windows 10 Enterprise 32bit(English)
     ‐Windows 10 Enterprise 64bit(English)

    On release of Office 2016 for Mac (Oct. 26, 2015)
     > Attached to the EES contract, Office 2016 for Mac has been released and is now available at the Download Station

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:If a security alert about license authentication pops up (June 3, 2013.)
     Install the registry file below to make license authentication work:  If the authentication fails even with this fix, email us via the contact form.

    Periodic Maintenance
     Download Station and license authentication are unavailable for about 10 minutes from 7:30 a.m. on the second
     Thursday of each month.
    Important: Suspension of HUP purchases (March 25, 2015 - April 6, 2015)
     Users will be unable to make purchases through Home Use Program (HUP) from March 25, 2015 - April 6, 2015.
     That is because the new HUP product code necessary for the purchases is not issued yet due to the renewal of the EES contract.

     The other HUP procedures are available. HUP use requests or commitment forms can be accepted even during the above period.
     Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


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