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Microsoft Office 365: Installing on Your Personal Computer

FAU provides the full desktop Microsoft Office application suite for a more robust experience while using e-mail and calendar.  The supported application is Microsoft's Outlook Client for either Mac or PC.  You can access your mailbox, calendar, people, tasks, and notes from within the Outlook Client.  

The following Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus applications are available if you are using a PC.  Publisher and Access are available on PC only. Not all Microsoft Office applications are availabe under Office 365 for Education and may need to be purchased separately.

If you use Office Online applications you will have access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote right within your web browser.


Students, faculty, and staff are able to download and install full Office Suite applications on their personal computers. This comes at no additional cost to students, faculty, and staff.  Alumni accounts are not eligible. Up to 5 installs are permitted. The software must "phone home" every 90 days to remain active. You are required to log into Office 365 in order for Microsoft to determine if you are still eligible to use the software. If the software cannot validate an active relationship with FAU it will become inactive.

Installing Desktop Applications from Office 365 web interface.

To download Office 365:

When installing the software (or on first run registration for Macintosh users), select the option to connect to an existing Office 365 subscription using your FAU address and sign in with an "Organizational Account" when prompted.

If you already have a copy of Office installed on your computer we recommend uninstalling any older versions before installing the new version.

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