Microsoft Add-On License Purchase


  • How do purchase an Add-On license?
  • How do I use the license once assigned?
  • Do I need to purchase an Add-On license?


  • Oregon State University
  • Employee
  • Power BI/Visio/Project
  • Desktop client - Windows Only
  • Online Version - Accessed via web browser, compatible with Windows, Mac, etc.


NOTE: These steps can be completed by the IT group or someone else in the department. Be sure to include who the license is for in the email to
These licenses are annual licenses and will need to be purchased annually. These licenses expire at the end of January.

  1. Log into BennyBuy at
  2. Under the "Electronics, IT, AV" section, click on CDW-G and click shop now in the popup window.
    NOTE: You do not need to make your own CDW-G account. This info is supplied via BennyBuy. Ignore the "You will need a CDWG account to log into the site. If you do not already have a CDW account, click HERE" line.
  3. Find the "OSU Microsoft Add-On licensing" label.
  4. Click on the desired program.

    NOTE: If these links aren't working for you, you can use the search bar to find these products. Please reach out to if you have trouble finding the correct product link to purchase.
    Prices/SKU's will change per month as they are prorated for our annual Microsoft agreement at the end of January.
  5. Add the item to your cart. This should go to the cart, then click "Checkout".
  6. Click "Transfer Shopping Cart" to move the cart back to BennyBuy.
  7. Click "Proceed to Checkout" in the top right corner.
  8. Fill out the needed fields for billing and submit.
  9. Once the purchase goes through, you should receive an email from CDW-G with the order number. Forward this email to to get the license assigned.
  10. For PowerBI purchases, once you've received confirmation of the license being assigned, log into to use the Power BI Pro license.
    1. Visio and Project purchases will be added to the folder containing the installation media required to install.

For assistance, contact the Service Desk.


Article ID: 118582
Fri 10/16/20 10:15 AM
Mon 4/19/21 11:31 AM