Microsoft 365: How to install Microsoft Office on desktop and laptop computers

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

Please note: You can have multiple versions of Microsoft 365 installed on your computer. We suggest that you do not uninstall your previous version of Microsoft unless you have your product key available to reinstall it at a later date.

Install Microsoft 365 for Windows

  1. Sign in to Microsoft 365 at
  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 Microsoft 365. In the Windows 8 start screen or on the Windows 7 start menu, type the name of the Microsoft application you want to use, such as Word, and open it. See Can’t find Microsoft applications in Windows 8? if you need help finding the apps after installing Microsoft 365.

Install Microsoft 365 for Mac

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

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

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