Question: In the past we were able to purchase Microsoft Office when the city upgraded to a new version (for a heavily discounted price) for our home use. I tried to purchase the new Office 2013 and was told I needed to have a valid program code from my company or institutions beneficiary Administrator and a use of a work related email as well. I verified that I had a city email address. Does this mean we are no longer eligible to get this software discount any longer?
It was really nice to have the same version of the software at home as we have at work. I will be sad to hear that is no longer available.
Answer by the Library Communications Team: This benefit is once again available to employees. The information needed, including the product code which is unique to the City of Virginia Beach, can be found here. From home, log into Beachnet using your Active Directory login and password. Choose the Technology Services tab at the top of the page, then select Software from the drop down menu. Microsoft Home Use Program is at the top of the list of the next menu that pops up. After clicking on that page, you can then copy the product code, use the enclosed link to go to the ordering page and you’ll have Office 2013 in no time!