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Microsoft 365 on personal computers

As a University staff member or student you are able to download and install the Office 365 desktop app on up to 5 personal PC or Mac computers, 5 mobile and 5 tablet devices.
Please note installations for students will expire after study is completed.
View the guide to find out how to install and manage the software.
Links to some materials on this page may require a University login

What is Microsoft 365? (Formerly Office 365)

Microsoft has updated its desktop Office suite from Office 2016 to Microsoft 365.  Microsoft 365 desktop, online and mobile versions have a familiar look and feel making it faster, smarter and easier than ever to collaborate with your colleagues. It is fully integrated with OneDrive to make creating and editing your office files stored in personal and SharePoint team sites a breeze.
Microsoft 365 for Mac has been updated to be closer to the functionality of Microsoft 365 for the PC, Office Online and Office for mobile devices, while retaining the Mac visual appeal.
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How do I upgrade to Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)?

Office 2016 is the desktop version of Office currently installed on University managed machines. Microsoft 365 is the latest desktop version of Office which has the latest features and upgrades to improve your experience. The University will require staff to upgrade to Microsoft 365 during 2022 to ensure we are aligning the staff and student experience.
University Staff machines:
Existing staff will already have Office 2016 installed. New machines will have Microsoft 365 installed. 
New staff equipment will come with the latest version of Microsoft 365 already installed. 
Staff with Office 2016 will have the opportunity to upgrade to Microsoft 365 from Software Center on a PC. For installation on personal computers, see the section above, "Office 365 on personal computers".
Students: You can install Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) on personal Windows and Mac computers from the portal. Go to office.comand sign in. In the top right of the page click the Install button. 

What do I get when I install Microsoft 365?

Microsoft Office 365 for University managed PC
  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote
  • Access
  • Publisher
  • Teams
Also available for install through Software Center:
Microsoft 365 for Mac
  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote
Also available for Mac users:
  • MS Teams App - See the MS Teams page for more information (Login required)
  • OneDrive for Business installation instructions can be found at the OneDrive Sync client page.

Accessibility features

Word 365 includes features that make the software accessible to a wider range of users, including those who have limited dexterity, low vision, or other disabilities. This link provides advice on how to use these features.

Accessibility features in Word

Microsoft 365 for Mac products, such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, support the built-in accessibility features in the Mac and provide additional features to help make the products easier to use for people with disabilities. This link explains these features in more detail.

Accessibility in Microsoft 365 for Mac users