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Microsoft 365 Apps - (formerly Office365 ProPlus)

Microsoft 365 Apps comes with a full version of familiar Office applications like Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and more. It is a user-based service and allows each student, faculty or staff to install on up to five personal devices, including PCs, Macs, as well as tablets and mobile phones. (Office Mobile applications are included with all Windows phones).

The Office programs that come with Microsoft 365 Apps are the same programs that come with Office Professional Plus. Note that some applications come only with Windows (i.e. Publisher and Access):

Microsoft 365 Apps is a full version of Office. The programs have the same features and functionality as other versions of Office. For example, Word in Microsoft 365 Apps works the same way it does in Office Standard. Read about the differences here.

Note: Microsoft 365 Apps is not the same as Office Online.

There are several places in the portal you can go to see the "Install Office" option, but we recommend here:

  • Log into the Office Portal and enter your NetID and password.
  • Click the circle icon in the upper right (that may contain your photo or initials) and click "View Account".
  • On the left hand side, click "Apps & devices".
  • Click the orange button labeled "Install Office" and follow the instructions.
  • This will download a setup installer that will install Office apps.
  • After Office is installed, you can sign-in with your NetID and password (if applicable).



  • Looking for the latest version of the desktop Office products? Install this - it's a subscription service that ensures you always have the most up-to-date tools.
  • Microsoft 365 Apps can be installed on Windows tablets running Windows 7 or higher or Macs with Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. Office for iPad can be installed on iPads running version 7.0 or higher. For information about mobile devices, visit
  • Once a student is no longer enrolled at a Community College, or a faculty/staff member is no longer an employee, the free license to use Microsoft 365 Apps ends, and students and/or faculty/staff will have to purchase a software license from Microsoft or a retailer for continued use.