IU students, faculty, and staff can now access Office 365 at no cost. Office 365 provides multiple options for accessing Office 2016 for Windows and OS X. You can download the Office applications to your desktop and use cloud-based Office Online apps, and mobile apps for your smartphone or tablet. You can install Office on up to five PCs or Macs, five tablets (Windows, iPad, and Android), and five phones.
To access Office 365, go to https://office.iu.edu. Enter your username and passphrase when prompted. Click “Install now” to start the download. Notice that boxes are checked indicating that you will be making Bing your default search engine, and MSN your browser homepage. If you don’t want this to happen, deselect the boxes.
Screenshot of Office 2016 install page.
Run the download installation package and follow the on-screen directions. See the KB article “About Microsoft Office 365” for more information. Once you’ve installed Office, you will have to sign in to your Office 365 account at least once every 30 days to keep the software activated.
Office 365 includes:
- Office 2016 for Windows and OS X
- Office Mobile apps for your smartphone or tablet
- Office Online
- OneDrive for Business (Learn more about OneDrive for Business here).
With the Office Online suite, you can create and edit files using lightweight versions of Office applications via your web browser. The Office Online apps include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, and OneNote. The Office Mobile apps are scaled-down versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Learn how to access Office Mobile apps here.
IU students, faculty, and staff have access to numerous low and no-cost software titles. Read the KB article “At IU, how can I get university-licensed software?” to find out how to get it! And remember to check out the IT Training website when you’re ready to learn how to use your new software.