MSU faculty and staff are licensed for free Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for use on work and personal computers. This license allows you to download the most up-to-date version of Office for Windows and/or Office for Mac (currently, Office 2016).

You may install Office ProPlus whenever you'd like. 

Office ProPlus Features

  • Get Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs, yes 5!
  • Get Office Online Apps on your mobile devices (iOS, Android, & Windows).
  • Use these free versions of Microsoft as long as you are an employee at MSU.

Office 2016 product icons

Office for Windows applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, OneDrive, Access, Skype for Business.

Office for Mac applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and Skype for Business.

Download/Installation Instructions

Follow these instructions to download and install Microsoft Office365 ProPlus:  

Windows - Office 365 ProPlus Installation Instructions

Mac - Office 365 ProPlus Installation Instructions

  • Download speeds may vary dependent on your connection (wired or wireless).
  • While the download may take some time due to its large size, you can begin working in Office 365 shortly after it begins (the system will notify you when ready).


  • Microsoft's Office Training Center -  Learn what's new in Office 2016, find quick start guides, tutorials and more!
  • - Looking for a little more assistance with Microsoft Office 365? MSU students, faculty or staff can access tutorials for free through the Library.  Go to: . Login with your NetID and password. After you login, type Office 365 in the "search" field. This will help you locate any training related to Office 365.

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