Office 365 offers both browser-based and desktop versions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote. Office 365 Web Apps allow users to view and edit Microsoft Office documents on any device via a web browser, while the desktop versions allow for offline and more robust document creating and editing.
You can download the Office 365 desktop applications on up to 5 personal devices. For installs on your work devices, contact the Help Desk. See How to Install Office 365 Education (ProPlus) for more details.
The process that installs the new Office 365 also uninstalls all older Office products. As you might expect, the older Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the rest of the Office suite are uninstalled to make room for the new applications. In addition, if a computer has InfoPath 2013, SharePoint Designer 2013, or certain versions of Visio 2013 or Project 2013 installed, installing Office 365 also uninstalls those programs. You won’t be able to reinstall them.
For more information, see the "Stop, you should wait to install Office 2016” error explanation.
After installing, you can start to use Word, Excel, and the other Office applications. If you can't find the applications, learn how to find the Office applications that you just installed.
Mac and Windows users can create a convenient shortcut that will allow them to double click an icon on their desktop to open the Outlook Web App:
|This method will also work in FireFox, but if Safari is your default web browser, it will launch when the shortcut is clicked.|