Office 365 - Download/Install Office 365

Most UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students have access to download/install Office suite - more details. For complete details on the different versions (including licensing) of Microsoft Office available, please review Microsoft Office for UW-Owned and Personally-Owned Computers at UW-Madison.

Important: why should you install and use Office 365 ProPlus/Subscription version from the Office 365 portal?

The instructions below are for personal (non-shared) computers:

Download/Install Office


Windows OS

  1. Log into Office 365 Portal using your address and NetID credentials.
  2. Click Install button download/install. Important: Make sure to download the correct bit (32 or 64) version of the software that matches your OS bit version.
  3. Follow the prompts to install the software. You will be prompted to enter your account credentials (NetID/password) to activate the software.
    Note: During the configuration Office/Outlook, If you are prompted to "add this account to Windows", click skip for now.

Mac OS

  1. Log into the Office 365 portal.
    Note: if you are prompted to sign into your Office 365 email account, enter you address.
  2. Within the "My account" screen, click Install Office button.
  3. When prompted, run the installer and continue with the installation/configuration process.


See Microsoft support article.

Configuration resources

Uninstall Office

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