Microsoft Home Use

Microsoft Home Use Program

DNR employees can obtain a yearly subscription of Office 365 at a discounted price for use on personal devices.  This replaces the previous offerings of Office Professional Plus 2019 and Office Home and Business 2019.

1. Sign Up: Visit the Microsoft Home Use Program page. Enter your corporate email address. Click on ‘Get Started’ button.

2. Confirm: If you are eligible, an email will be sent to your corporate email address inbox with a link that will validate your eligibility for the program.

3. Sign In: Once your eligibility is confirmed and you register for the program with your personal Microsoft account that is associated with your personal email address, you can begin the purchase process by viewing the discounts available to you based on your Home Use Program benefit eligibility.

4. Shop: Your purchase is processed and completed in the Microsoft Store. You, the eligible employee, can install Office 365 on your personal devices after the purchase is complete. Once you have purchased Office 365 Home, you can share your subscription with up to 5 additional members of your household.

Microsoft Office 365 Home Use

DNR employees can install their DNR-provided licensed version of Office 365 on a home computer. This install is only valid while actively employed by DNR.  Installs of Office 365/Office will become inactive after 90 days of departing DNR’s employment.  You will get warnings at 30 days and 60 days.

Note that the install does not include your Android or Apple tablets or phones. You can download and use free Office apps – Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, and PowerPoint -- for those devices from the Google Play Store or the Apple Store.

However, if you install the DNR version your personal device, then that device becomes discoverable under any Georgia Open Records Act (GORA) requests.

Any files you created and stored on your computer or other device will remain, but your Office 365 will become inactive.

Any files you created and stored in the Microsoft OneDrive cloud will disappear.


New E-Book, Georgia Parks and Natural Resources: A Guide For Educators, now available

Cover Image for E-book

An informative e-book, Georgia Parks and Natural Resources: A Guide For Educators, by Dr. Chris Greer, is now available as a free download.

Dr. Greer, a Professor of Instructional Technology at Georgia College in Milledgeville, worked closely with DNR's Office of Information Technology and Parks Division for over a year and a half to create this informative book.

This interactive downloadable E-book book takes a look at the incredible natural resources that can be found throughout the state of Georgia. 

Concentrating primarily on science and history, this media-rich book takes the reader inside various parks with text, images, and videos featuring scientists and interpretive rangers. 

The content is an excellent supplement to material that is being covered within K-12 classrooms across the state of Georgia.

Right now, the Georgia Parks and Natural Resources: A Guide For Educators e-book is available only download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. A version for Android and PC devices is forthcoming.

Example page in E-BookMulti-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Macintosh computer or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. 

To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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