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Office 365 ProPlus


Microsoft's Office 365 ProPlus allows individuals with an Office 365 account to install Microsoft Office 2016 for Macs and Microsoft Office 2013 for Windows on up to 10 different devices (computers, tablets, and smartphones). The Microsoft Office applications that will be available via ProPlus include Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

System requirements

  • To install Office 2016 for Mac, you will need Mac OS X 10.10 or later. If you are running an earlier version, Office 2011 will be installed.
  • To use Office 365 ProPlus, you must have an Office 365 account and have been assigned a license. All current Stanford staff, faculty, and graduate students already have an Office 365 account and are licensed. Once your license or account is removed, your installations of Office 365 ProPlus will go into a reduced functionality mode. In this mode, current documents will still be available, but new documents cannot be created.


  • Office 2016 for Windows is available for download from

  • You must connect to the Internet at least once every 30 days to use the Office apps you have downloaded from ProPlus. This is so that the status of your Office 365 subscriptions can be checked. If you don’t connect within 30 days, Office 365 ProPlus goes into reduced functionality mode. After you connect to the Internet and your subscription status is verified, all the features of Office 365 ProPlus are available again. If you know that you will be unable to connect to the Internet at least once every 30 days (for example, if you're traveling to a remote location), please submit a HelpSU request to request a different method of obtaining Microsoft Office.

  • To install individual Microsoft Office applications on mobile, you can go to the App Store for iOS or the Play Store for Android and search for Microsoft Office.

  • ProPlus is intended for individual use, since it's tied to the Office 365 license of the user. Do not use ProPlus to download software for groups or labs. IT professionals setting up Office 365 for labs or groups should go to the Microsoft Products for Stanford IT Professionals page.

  • Office 365 ProPlus is not the same as Office Online. Office Online lets users open Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote documents in a web browser. We plan to deploy Office Online, along with OneDrive, in late 2015.

  • ProPlus does not replace the various other ways to obtain licensed software at Stanford; it's an additional way for individuals to download MS Office. Stanford still has a site license with Microsoft that allows faculty, staff, and students to purchase a discounted version of Office for personal use, and provides additional tools for IT professionals, among other things. You can find information about these programs at


Last modified December 9, 2015