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Microsoft Software

Microsoft Windows

CU provides Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise for university-owned computers.

Students may obtain a copy of Windows 10 for personal use at no cost.

For personally-owned computers, (including Bootcamp or virtual environments on Intel-based Mac computers):

Microsoft Office

For university-owned computers, your options are:

  • Use Microsoft Office 365, a cloud-based suite of applications that does not require installation. (Recommended)
  • Download Microsoft Office for installation on a computer. (Please note that this option is only for experienced IT Professionals.)

For personally-owned computers, your options are:

  • Use Microsoft Office 365, a cloud-based suite of applications that does not require installation. (Recommended)
  • Download Microsoft Office software for use on a personal computer via the Office 365 apps program.

For mobile devices (university- and personally-owned):

Other Microsoft Products

For university-owned computers:


Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office 365 are provided at no cost to the CU Boulder campus. There are costs associated with other Microsoft software.


If you need assistance downloading or accessing software, please contact the IT Service Center at or at 303-735-4357.