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 and Windows OS is supplied at no charge for all UNLV barcoded computers, but other products not included in Office can be purchased individually at discounted rates.

**IMPORTANT: As of April 2014, Windows XP is no longer available/supported at UNLV due to Microsoft's decision to end maintenance for this product. For more information, please go to:**



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 an EES agreement with Microsoft so that any UNLV barcoded computer supported can get a copy of Windows OS and Microsoft Office installed for free. Licenses for titles outside of this agreement (such as for Visio, Project, and Windows Server) can be purchased through our Microsoft reseller SHI.

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:


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

DreamSpark Premium (formerly Academic Alliance) - Those who qualify for an account will be automatically enrolled into the program at the start of each semester.  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.
  • Any titles covered by our Select Agreement such as Visio, Project, and Windows Server can be purchased from our Microsoft reseller SHI. For assistance in purchasing a license or to request a software quote, please contact the IT Help Desk. University purchasing procedures apply.

Personal Use

Office 365 for Microsoft Office - Active UNLV employees and students can request a free Office 365 account through Microsoft. Users must register with a valid UNLV email address to pass verification.

Kivuto for Windows - Kivuto sells home-use license of the Windows OS at a discounted price. Users must register with a valid UNLV email address to purchase items from the 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.