Accessing Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Project

Visio and Project are two frequently requested Microsoft applications that are available indirectly to current UD faculty, students and staff through our Microsoft enterprise license for free (faculty and students) or a substantially reduced cost (staff).

General Requirements

Anyone installing Visio or Project will need the following: 

  1. Microsoft account: Directions for creating a Microsoft account with your UD email address are available here >>
  2. Windows operating system: Mac users can access the Windows OS via Boot Camp

Additionally, while Visio and Project can be installed as stand-alone applications without having the Office suite on your computer, if you already have Office installed, it must be either Office 2019 or Office 365  to avoid conflicts with various installation technologies for Visio and Project.

Upgrading to Office 2019 or Office 365

  • UD-owned machines: Install Office 2019 using UD’s Volume License Key, either by your unit IT or through the Ivanti Portal Manager. 
  • Personally-owned machines: Install Office 365 (available through

Installing Visio or Project for Educational Use (Faculty, Students)

To access Visio and Project, follow these instructions to create a Microsoft Account and login to the Azure Dev Tools for Teaching web site.  Contact the IT Service Center as needed for assistance.

  • Faculty installing on UD-owned equipment: Contact the IT Service Center or your unit’s IT team for installation assistance (requires admin rights; may need to upgrade Office)
  • Faculty installing on personally-owned equipment: Contact the IT Service Center or your unit’s IT team if needed for assistance (you should have admin rights to your personal computer, but may need to upgrade Office)

Purchasing Visio or Project For Administrative Use (Staff)

UD’s Microsoft enterprise license provides Visio or Project subscriptions for UD staff at these significantly reduced annual rates:

This discounted rate is only available for annual subscriptions purchased through UD’s Microsoft reseller. Subscriptions can be reassigned to other campus users if needed.  

Contact Bill Farmer (Procurement and Payable Services) to get a quote for the desired product, quantity and subscription type.

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