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UNCLAS //N05270//
ALCOAST 508/09
COMDTNOTE 5270
SUBJ: MICROSOFT HOME USE PROGRAM

1. AS A BENEFIT OF COAST GUARD PARTICIPATION IN THE DHS ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT WITH MICROSOFT, COAST GUARD EMPLOYEES MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE MICROSOFT HOME USE PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO ACTIVE DUTY, RESERVE, AND CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES. A CHANGE FROM THE PREVIOUS HOME USE PROGRAM IS THAT CONTRACTORS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT COAST GUARD EMPLOYEES.

2. A ONE TIME PURCHASE OF A NON-TRANSFERRABLE COPY OF MICROSOFT OFFICE ENTERPRISE 2007, OFFICE 2008 FOR MAC, VISIO PROFESSIONAL 2007, AND PROJECT STANDARD 2007 ARE AVAILABLE AT A NOMINAL PRICE. THE EMPLOYEE MUST PERSONALLY PAY FOR ANY COSTS INVOLVED WITH OBTAINING THE SOFTWARE. OFFICE ENTERPRISE IS AVAILABLE TO ALL COAST GUARD EMPLOYEES THAT HAVE A STANDARD WORKSTATION, WHILE PROJECT AND VISIO ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO YOU IF YOU HAVE IT INSTALLED ON YOUR STANDARD WORKSTATION.

3. THE SOFTWARE MAY BE USED FOR AS LONG AS THE PURCHASER IS EMPLOYED BY THE COAST GUARD. UPON LEAVING COAST GUARD EMPLOYMENT, THE SOFTWARE MUST BE REMOVED FROM YOUR COMPUTER. LICENSING TERMS AND CONDITIONS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE SITE LISTED BELOW.

4. TO ACCESS THE HOME USE PROGRAM WEB SITE FOLLOW THESE STEPS: GO TO http://hup.microsoft.com AND ENTER YOUR COAST GUARD EMAIL ADDRESS AND PROGRAM CODE B7F5409CA4. THIS WILL GENERATE AN EMAIL WITH INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PROCEED WITH YOUR PURCHASE.

5. THE POINT OF CONTACT IS LTJG RON WRIGHT AND HE CAN BE REACHED AT 202-475-3601 OR RONALD.J.WRIGHT(AT)USCG.MIL.

6. CAPT M. B. LYTLE, ACTING ASSISTANT COMMANDANT FOR COMMAND, CONTROL, COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTERS, AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SENDS.


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