System requirements for Office

Office 365 is designed to work best with Office 2016,Office 2013, and Office 2016 for Mac. Previous versions of Office, such as Office 2010,Office 2007, and Office for Mac 2011 may work with Office 365 with reduced functionality. Get more details about which Office versions are supported.

Office 365 subscription plans

With select Office 365 subscription plans you get the fully installed Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. (Publisher and Access are available on PC only.) You can install Office 365 across multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, Android™ tablets, Android phones, iPad®, and iPhone®. In addition, with Office 365 you get services like Skype minutes (for home) or online storage with OneDrive for Business (for business).

Office 365 is designed to work with the latest browsers and versions of Office. If you use older browsers and versions of Office that are not in mainstream support:

  • Microsoft won’t deliberately prevent you from connecting to the service, but the quality of your Office 365 experience will diminish over time.
  • Microsoft won’t provide code fixes to resolve non-security related problems.

Office 365 doesn’t support interoperability with any software that isn’t supported by its manufacturer.

Office 365 plans for home

The system requirements in the table below apply to Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, and Office 365 University.

The system requirements that apply to Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, and Office 365 University.

COMPONENT

REQUIREMENT

FeatureComputer and processor

PC: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set

Mac: Intel processor

FeatureMemory

PC: 2 GB RAM

Mac: 4 GB RAM

FeatureHard disk

PC: 3.0 GB of available disk space

Mac: 6 GB of available disk space. HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus)

FeatureDisplay

PC: 1024 by 768 screen resolution

Mac: 1280 by 800 screen resolution

FeatureGraphicsPC: Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
FeatureOperating system

PC: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2

Mac: Mac OS X 10.10 or later

For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.

FeatureBrowserThe current version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Get more details.
Featuredot NET versionPC: .NET 3.5 required. Some features may require .NET 4.0, 4.5, or 4.6 CLR to also be installed.
FeatureOtherInternet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
OtherA touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. But, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that touch features are optimized for use with Windows 10, Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.
OtherProduct functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.
OtherMicrosoft account and/or Microsoft organizational account

Office 365 plans for business and education

The system requirements in the table below apply to business and education plans, including standalone plans for individual services, such as email-only or online meetings-only plans. Applications such as Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Yammer, Project Online, and Power BI are also covered by the table below.

Effective October 13th, 2020, Office 365 will only allow Office client connectivity from subscription clients (Office 365 ProPlus), or Office perpetual clients within mainstream support, to connect to Office 365 services. See the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy site for Office mainstream support dates.

Office 365 for business and education system requirements

Office 365 for business and education system requirements

COMPONENT

REQUIREMENT

FeatureComputer and processor

PC: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set

Mac: Intel processor

FeatureMemory

PC: 2 GB RAM

Mac: 4 GB RAM

FeatureHard disk

PC: 3.0 GB of available disk space

Mac: 6 GB of available disk space. HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus)

FeatureDisplay

PC: 1024 by 768 screen resolution

Mac: 1280 by 800 screen resolution

FeatureGraphicsPC: Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
FeatureOperating system

PC: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2

Mac: Mac OS X 10.10 or later

For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.

FeatureBrowserThe current version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Get more details.
Featuredot NET versionPC: .NET 3.5 required. Some features may require .NET 4.0, 4.5, or 4.6 CLR to also be installed.
OtherInternet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. But, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that touch features are optimized for use with Windows 10, Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.
A Microsoft account and/or Microsoft organizational account
FeatureClient applications
  • Make sure that:
  • Office 365 ProPlus and Lync Basic users can defer installing updates for only 12 months from date of release.
  • Hardware: The Office 365 ProPlus requirements are the same as the Office Professional Plus 2016 requirements.
  • Some features in Project Online require connectivity to Project Online Professional, Project Professional 2016, or Project Professional 2013. In February 2017, Project Online client application support will change, coinciding with changes for the Office 2013 version of Office 365 ProPlus:
    • Project Online will only support the latest in-market Project client (Project Professional 2016)
    • Project Online will only support the latest Project Online Professional client (currently the 2016 version)
FeatureFeature differences in subscriptionsFor more information about Office 365 features, see the Office Applications Service Description or, if you have Office 365 operated by 21Vianet in China, see this service description.

Office 365 ProPlus

Office 365 ProPlus is one of the subscription service plans in Office. The Office 365 ProPlus requirements are the same as the Office Professional Plus 2016 requirements. Learn more about the difference between Office 365 ProPlus and Office Professional Plus 2016.

Office 2016 suites

Office suites are a one-time purchase that includes applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for use on a single PC or Mac. Office 2016 suites for business may be purchased for more than five computers through volume licensing. Office as a one-time purchase does not include any of the services included in Office 365.

Office 2016 suites for home

Office Home & Student 2016

COMPONENT

REQUIREMENT

FeatureComputer and processor1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
FeatureMemory2 GB RAM
FeatureHard disk3.0 GB available disk space
FeatureDisplay

PC: 1024 by 768 screen resolution

FeatureGraphicsGraphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
FeatureOperating systemWindows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2

For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.

FeatureBrowserThe current version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Get more details.
Featuredot NET version.NET 3.5 required. Some features may require .NET 4.0, 4.5, or 4.6 CLR to also be installed.
FeatureOtherInternet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
FeatureA touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. But, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.
Certain features require OneDrive.
Microsoft account
Office Home & Business 2016

COMPONENT

REQUIREMENT

FeatureComputer and processor1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
FeatureMemory2 GB RAM recommended for graphics features, Outlook Instant Search, and certain advanced functionality
FeatureHard disk3.0 GB available disk space
FeatureDisplay

PC: 1024 by 768 screen resolution

FeatureGraphicsGraphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
FeatureOperating systemWindows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2

For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.

FeatureBrowserThe current version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Get more details.
Featuredot NET version.NET 3.5 required. Some features may require .NET 4.0, 4.5, or 4.6 CLR to also be installed.
FeatureOtherInternet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. But, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

Certain advanced functionality may require connectivity to:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2010, or Exchange Online. Outlook 2016 does not support connections to Exchange Server 2007.
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2010, or SharePoint Online; and/or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013 or SharePoint Foundation 2010.
  • For integration with Skype for Business/Microsoft Lync (optional): Skype for Business Online, Lync 2013, Lync 2010, and Office Communicator 2007 R2. Office Communicator 2005 and Office Communicator 2007 are not supported.
  • OneDrive or OneDrive for Business.

Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, and OneDrive for Business are available with qualifying Office 365 subscriptions.

Certain features require Windows Search 4.0.
Speech recognition functionality requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device.
Rights Management features require access to either a cloud deployment of Microsoft Rights Management (Azure Rights Management) or an on-premises deployment (Active Directory Rights Management Services).
Microsoft account
Office Home & Student 2016 for Mac and Office Home & Business 2016 for Mac

COMPONENT

REQUIREMENT

FeatureComputer and processorA Mac computer with an Intel processor
FeatureMemory4 GB of RAM
FeatureHard disk

6 GB of available hard disk space

HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus)

FeatureDisplay1280 by 800 or higher resolution monitor
FeatureOperating system

Mac OS X version 10.10 or later

For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.

FeatureBrowserThe current version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Get more details.
FeatureOtherInstallation requires a connection to the Internet, a local area network (if installing over a network), or a DVD Drive.
Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Access to files stored on a SharePoint server requires connectivity to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or later.
Exchange support in Outlook requires connectivity to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 or later OR Office 365 for business.
Coauthoring requires SharePoint Server 2010 or a Microsoft account.
Certain online features require a Microsoft account.

Office 2016 suites for business

Office Standard 2016 and Office Professional Plus 2016

COMPONENT

REQUIREMENT

FeatureComputer and processor1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
FeatureMemory2 GB RAM
FeatureHard disk3.0 GB available disk space
FeatureDisplay1024 by 768 screen resolution
FeatureGraphicsGraphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
FeatureOperating systemWindows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2

For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.

FeatureBrowserThe current version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Get more details.
Featuredot NET version.NET 3.5 required. Some features may require .NET 4.0, 4.5, or 4.6 CLR to also be installed.
FeatureOtherInternet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. But, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.
Office Professional 2016

COMPONENT

REQUIREMENT

FeatureComputer and processor1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
FeatureMemory2 GB RAM
FeatureHard disk3.0 GB available disk space
FeatureDisplay1024 by 768 screen resolution
FeatureGraphicsGraphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
FeatureOperating systemWindows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2

For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.

FeatureBrowserThe current version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Get more details.
Featuredot NET version.NET 3.5 required. Some features may require .NET 4.0, 4.5, or 4.6 CLR to also be installed.
FeatureOtherInternet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. But, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

Certain advanced functionality may require connectivity to:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2010, or Exchange Online. Outlook 2016 does not support connections to Exchange Server 2007.
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2010, or SharePoint Online; and/or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013 or SharePoint Foundation 2010.
  • For integration with Skype for Business/Microsoft Lync (optional): Skype for Business Online, Lync 2013, Lync 2010, and Office Communicator 2007 R2. Office Communicator 2005 and Office Communicator 2007 are not supported.
  • OneDrive or OneDrive for Business.

Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, and OneDrive for Business are available with qualifying Office 365 subscriptions.

Certain inking features require Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7.
Speech recognition functionality requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device.
Rights Management features require access to either a cloud deployment of Microsoft Rights Management (Azure Rights Management) or an on-premises deployment (Active Directory Rights Management Services).
Dynamic Calendars require server connectivity.
Microsoft account

Office standalone applications

Word 2016, PowerPoint 2016, OneNote 2016, Publisher 2016, Access 2016, Visio 2016 (Standard and Professional), and Project 2016 (Standard and Professional)

COMPONENT

REQUIREMENT

FeatureComputer and processor1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
FeatureMemory2 GB RAM
FeatureHard disk3.0 GB available disk space
FeatureDisplay

PC: 1024 by 768 screen resolution

FeatureGraphicsGraphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
FeatureOperating systemWindows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2

For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.

FeatureBrowserThe current version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Get more details.
Featuredot NET version.NET 3.5 required. Some features may require .NET 4.0, 4.5, or 4.6 CLR to also be installed.
FeatureOtherA touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. But, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

Word 2016: Coauthoring requires SharePoint Foundation 2013 and a Microsoft account for OneDrive. It might also require more memory than what is listed here.

OneNote 2016 and Access 2016:

  • Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
  • Instant Search functionality requires Windows Search 4.0.

Project Professional 2016: Some features require connectivity to Project Server 2016 Preview, Project Server 2013, or Project Online.

Excel 2016

COMPONENT

REQUIREMENT

FeatureComputer and processor1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
FeatureMemory2 GB RAM
FeatureHard disk3.0 GB available disk space.
Display

PC: 1024 by 768 screen resolution

FeatureGraphicsGraphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
FeatureOperating systemWindows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2

For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.

FeatureBrowserThe current version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Get more details.
Featuredot NET version.NET 3.5 required. Some features may require .NET 4.0, 4.5, or 4.6 CLR to also be installed.
FeatureOtherExcel 2016 Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Instant Search functionality requires Windows Search 4.0.
To use PowerPivot, you must have .NET 3.5 or .NET 4.0 and at least 2 GB of RAM.
To use Excel 2016 with the Power View add-in, you must have Silverlight 5.0 installed and at least 2 GB of RAM.
Outlook 2016

COMPONENT

REQUIREMENT

FeatureComputer and processor1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
FeatureMemory2 GB RAM
FeatureHard disk3.0 GB available disk space
FeatureDisplay

PC: 1024 by 768 screen resolution

Mac: 1280 by 800 screen resolution

FeatureGraphicsGraphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
FeatureOperating system
  • Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Outlook for Mac: Mac OS X 10.10 or later

For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.

FeatureBrowserThe current version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Get more details.
Featuredot NET version.NET 3.5 required. Some features may require .NET 4.0, 4.5, or 4.6 CLR to also be installed.
FeaturePatch levelSee the Outlook Cumulative Updates.
FeatureOtherOutlook 2016 Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Instant Search functionality requires Windows Search 4.0.

Certain advanced functionality may require connectivity to:

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2010, or Exchange Online. Outlook 2016 does not support connections to Exchange Server 2007.
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2010, or SharePoint Online; and/or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013 or SharePoint Foundation 2010.
  • For integration with Skype for Business/Microsoft Lync (optional): Skype for Business Online, Lync 2013, Lync 2010, and Office Communicator 2007 R2. Office Communicator 2005 and Office Communicator 2007 are not supported.
  • OneDrive or OneDrive for Business.

Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, and OneDrive for Business are available with qualifying Office 365 subscriptions.

Certain inking features require Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7.
Speech recognition functionality requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device.
Rights Management features require access to either a cloud deployment of Microsoft Rights Management (Azure Rights Management) or an on-premises deployment (Active Directory Rights Management Services).
Dynamic calendars require server connectivity.
Microsoft account

Outlook license requirements for Exchange features

Skype for Business on Windows

COMPONENT

REQUIREMENT

FeatureComputer and processorMinimum 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor. We recommend 2.0 gigahertz (32 bit or 64 bit).
FeatureMemory2 GB RAM
FeatureHard disk3.0 GB of available disk space
FeatureDisplay

PC: 1024 by 768 screen resolution

FeatureGraphics Hardware
  • Support for Microsoft DirectX 9 application programming interface (API)
  • Minimum of 128 megabytes (MB) graphics memory
  • Windows Display Driver Model driver
  • 32 bits per pixel capable format
FeatureOperating systemWindows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2.

For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.

FeatureBrowserThe current version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Get more details.
Featuredot NET versionRequires .NET 4.5 CLR.
FeatureData and voiceMinimum 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor. We recommend 2.0 gigahertz (32 bit or 64 bit).
FeatureVideoPlease review Skype for Business client video requirements for exact client requirements.
FeatureVideo sourceUSB 2.0 video camera
FeatureMeetingsMinimum 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor. We recommend 2.0 gigahertz (32 bit or 64 bit).
FeatureDevicesStandard laptop camera, microphone, and speakers. We recommend that you use certified devices for the best experiences.
Skype for Business on Mac

COMPONENT

REQUIREMENT

FeatureProcessorIntel processor, Core 2 Duo or higher
FeatureMemory2 GB RAM
FeatureHard disk 1.5 GB of available hard disk space
FeatureDisplay

1280 by 800 or higher resolution

FeatureOperating systemMac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later
FeatureBrowserSafari 5 or later
FeatureVideoCompatible webcam
FeatureVoiceCompatible microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device

Mobile devices

Windows:

Office Mobile applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook Mail, and Outlook Calendar) require Windows 10.

iOS:

Office for iPad® and iPhone® requires iOS 8.0 or later. Office for iPad Pro™ requires iOS 9.0 or later.

Android:

Office for Android™ can be installed on tablets and phones that meet the following criteria: running Android KitKat 4.4 or later version and have an ARM-based or Intel x86 processor.

Mobile browsers:

Any mobile browser supported by Microsoft may be used, including the Intune Managed Browser.

Browsers

Safari, Chrome, and Firefox:

Office 365 is designed to work with the current version of the Safari, Chrome, and Firefox browsers.

Microsoft Edge:

Office 365 is designed to work with the latest version of the Microsoft Edge browser. Microsoft Edge browser updates are available through the Windows Servicing branches. Office 365 might continue to work with versions of the Edge browser older than the latest branch, but Office 365 can’t provide any guarantees.

Internet Explorer:

Office 365 is designed to work with Internet Explorer 11. We recommend that you upgrade to Internet Explorer 11, if you are using an earlier version. Office 365 might continue to work with versions of Internet Explorer other than Internet Explorer 11, but Office 365 can’t provide any guarantees.

If your organization is dependent upon earlier versions of Internet Explorer to access older web apps and services, you should consider upgrading to Internet Explorer 11 and evaluating Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11, which provides backward compatibility for legacy web apps. See the lifecycle support policy for Internet Explorer for more detail.

Office 2013 suites and standalone applications

Office 2013 suites and standalone applications for home are for use on a single PC and do not include cloud services. Office 2013 suites and standalone applications for business, including Visio and Project, may be purchased for multiple users through Microsoft Volume Licensing.

For home

Office Home & Student 2013 and Office Home & Business 2013

COMPONENT

REQUIREMENT

FeatureComputer and processor1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
FeatureMemory1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
FeatureHard disk3.0 GB available disk space
FeatureDisplay1024 by 768 screen resolution
FeatureGraphicsGraphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
FeatureOperating systemWindows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2

For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.

FeatureBrowserThe current version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Get more details.
FeatureOtherInternet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
Certain features require a Microsoft account.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.
Certain features, such as instant search, require Windows Search 4.0.
Excel 2013To use PowerPivot, you must have .NET 3.5 or .NET 4.0 and at least 2 GB of RAM.
To use Excel 2013 with the Power View add-in, you must have Silverlight 5.0 installed and at least 2 GB of RAM.
Office Home & Business 2013 onlyCertain advanced functionality requires connectivity to a supported version of Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Lync, Skype for Business, Windows Server, Windows Azure, and/or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation.
Speech recognition functionality requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device.
FeatureOutlook 2013For integration with Exchange: Be sure to connect Outlook 2013 to the supported versions of Exchange: Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, or Exchange Server 2013. Outlook 2013 is not supported on Exchange 2003.
For integration with Microsoft Lync (optional): Skype for Business 2015, Lync 2013, Lync 2010, and Office Communicator 2007 R2 are supported with Outlook 2013. Office Communicator 2005 and Office Communicator 2007 are not supported.
Information Rights Management features require access to a computer that runs Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012 and Windows Rights Management Services.
Outlook license requirements for Exchange features

For business

Office Standard 2013, Office Professional 2013, and Office Professional Plus 2013

COMPONENT

REQUIREMENT

FeatureComputer and processor1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2
FeatureMemory1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
FeatureHard disk3.0 GB available disk space
FeatureDisplay1024 by 768 screen resolution
FeatureGraphicsGraphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
FeatureOperating systemWindows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2

For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.

FeatureBrowserThe current version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Get more details.
FeatureOtherInternet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device.
Certain inking features require Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10
Certain features require a Microsoft account.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.
Speech recognition functionality requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device.
FeatureOutlook 2013For integration with Exchange: Be sure to connect Outlook 2013 to the supported versions of Exchange: Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, or Exchange Server 2013. Outlook 2013 is not supported on Exchange 2003.
For integration with Microsoft Lync (optional): Skype for Business 2015, Lync 2013, Lync 2010, and Office Communicator 2007 R2 are supported with Outlook 2013. Office Communicator 2005 and Office Communicator 2007 are not supported.
Information Rights Management features require access to a computer that runs Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012 and Windows Rights Management Services.
Outlook license requirements for Exchange features

Lync 2013

Lync 2013

COMPONENT

REQUIREMENT

FeatureComputer and processorMinimum 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor. We recommend 2.0 gigahertz (32 bit or 64 bit).
FeatureMemory2 GB RAM
FeatureHard disk3.0 GB available disk space
FeatureDisplay1024 x 800 screen resolution
FeatureGraphics
  • Support for Microsoft DirectX 9 application programming interface (API)
  • Minimum of 128 megabytes (MB) graphics memory
  • Windows Display Driver Model driver
FeatureOperating systemWindows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2.

For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.

FeatureBrowserThe current version of Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Get more details.
Featuredot NET versionRequires .NET 4.5 CLR.
FeatureData and VoiceMinimum 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor. We recommend 2.0 gigahertz (32 bit or 64 bit).
FeatureVideo output

For VGA: Dual core 1.9 gigahertz (GHz) processor, or faster

For High Definition: Quad core 2.0 gigahertz (GHz) processor, or faster

FeatureVideo SourceUSB 2.0 video camera or Polycom CX5000 HD device (Microsoft RoundTable) Conferencing
FeatureMeetings

Polycom CX5000 HD (Microsoft RoundTable) conferencing device

Minimum 2.0 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor

FeatureDevices

Microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device(s)

Phones:

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