Microsoft Office 365: How to install Microsoft Office on Desktop and Laptop Computers

Once your Microsoft Office 365 account has been set up and you have received all of your user credentials, you can go ahead and set up the Microsoft Office suite on your users’ desktop and laptop computers by following the steps below:

Please note: You can have multiple versions of Microsoft Office installed on your computer. We suggest that you do not uninstall your previous version of Office unless you have your product key available to reinstall it at a later date.

Install Office for Windows

  1. Sign in to Office 365 at http://portal.office.com/OLS/MySoftware.aspx
  2. At the bottom of the screen, select RUN.
  3. Follow the prompts and accept the license agreement.
  4. When you see You’re good to go, select All done.

Now you’re ready to start using Office. In the Windows 8 start screen or on the Windows 7 start menu, type the name of the Office application you want to use, such as Word, and open it. See Can’t find Office applications in Windows 8? if you need help finding the apps after installing Office.

Install Office for Mac

  1. Sign in to Office 365 at http://portal.office.com/OLS/MySoftware.aspx
    Note: If you don’t see Office listed, your plan probably doesn’t include Office applications. If you know your plan includes Office, you may not have a license assigned; see What Office 365 product or license do I have? If Office is not listed, ask your Office 365 administrator to assign a license to you.
  2. On the Office page, select a Language, and then choose Install. This will install Office for Mac 2011.
  3. After the disk image file finishes downloading, select the .dmg file to open the Office installer.
  4. Accept the license agreement and enter your Mac password to start installing.
  5. On the Welcome to Office: Mac screen, select Sign in to an existing Office 365 Subscription, and then sign in with your Office 365 account.

Additional Resources:
Microsoft Office 365: How to set up Office 365 on mobile devices
Microsoft Office 365: How to set up email on mobile devices

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