Microsoft Products

Type of software:

  • Administrative
  • Creative Production
  • Database
  • Operating System
  • Presentation
  • Programming
  • Spreadsheets

Operating system:

  • Windows
  • Macintosh OSX

Available to:

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students


Microsoft offers a variety of programs and discounts for students at UNLV. 


UNLV faculty and staff can obtain free and discounted Microsoft products for the work and home computers. Pricing and purchasing procedures differ, so ensure you get the right price and the right license for your needs.  Microsoft Office is supplied at no charge for all UNLV barcoded computers, but other products not included in Office can be purchased individually at discounted rates.



The DreamSpark program is available for UNLV students through Kivuto (formerly e-Academy).  This program offers discounted discounted software to all UNLV students and even some free software for students in qualifying degree programs.  

Academic Alliance, or DreamSpark Premium, offers free software for IS, CS, and INF students.  Qualifying students will receive information in their Rebelmail a couple of weeks after the semester starts.  See


UNLV has a campus agreement with Microsoft so that any UNLV barcoded computer supported can get a copy of Windows OS and Microsoft Office installed on it for free. Licenses for titles outside of this agreement such as for Visio, Project, and Windows Server can be purchased through our SHI site at a discounted price. **The SHI site is currently unavailable. For the time being, if you would like to request a price quote for any Microsoft product, please call the IT Help Desk at 702-895-0777 to submit a request.**

Full-time Faculty and Staff employees also qualify to participate in the Microsoft Home-Use Program. For more information, please contact the IT Help Desk.


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How to get software:


Register with your Rebelmail email address and purchase various software titles at discounted prices.

DreamSpark Premium (formerly Academic Alliance):
Your Academic Alliance account will be automatically created for you upon enrollment in qualifying classes.  Watch your Rebelmail for login information.



  • Contact the IT Help Desk to get Microsoft Office or a Windows OS installed for free on any UNLV barcoded computer.
  • Purchase products such as Visio, Project, and Windows Server from SHI. **Site currently unavailable. Contact the IT Help Desk for assistance.**
  • Contact the IT Help Desk for license keys and installation after purchasing the license. University purchasing procedures apply.
  • Personal licenses for various Microsoft Products can be purchased through our Kivuto site.

Support & Training:

Supported by:

  • IT Help Desk
  • Manufacturer or Vendor
  • Student Help Desk

Type of support provided:

  • Help with use
  • Installation
  • Training
  • Purchasing Assistance

Training options:


The IT Help Desk will provide general usage support. Check current UNLV and Educational Outreach course catalogs to find courses utilizing this software. For additional assistance or tutorials, refer to software help documentation or visit


OIT offers scheduled workshops each semester.  Check the schedule online and in the HR Professional Development Catalog for current classes and availability.

Educational Outreach also offers various classes throughout the year.