System requirements for Office
Before you install or use any Microsoft Office 365 or Office 2016 product, we recommend that you verify that your computer meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements for the product. Office 365 and Office 2016 are designed to work with the latest version of Office, Office 2013, and Office 2011 for Mac. Previous versions of Office, such as Office 2010 and Office 2007, may work with Office 365 with reduced functionality. Get more details about which Office versions are supported.
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.
Office 365 plans for business, education, and government
The system requirements in the table below apply to business, education, and government 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.
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 2016 suites for business
Skype for Business Server 2015
SharePoint Server 2016
SharePoint Server 2013
Project Server 2016
Project Server 2013
Office standalone applications
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.
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 the current or immediately previous version of Internet Explorer. We recommend that you upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer after it is released. Office 365 might continue to work with versions of Internet Explorer other than the current and immediately previous versions for some time after the release of a new version of Internet Explorer, but Office 365 can’t provide any guarantees.
Beginning January 12, 2016, we are implementing changes across Office 365 workloads, which will result in a significantly diminished experience for Office 365 users on Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9. The timing of this change is in line with Internet Explorer browser support changes in Windows. The following experiences will be changing:
Office 365 service
|Experience for Office 365 users on Internet Explorer 8 today||Experience for Office 365 users on Internet Explorer 8 after January 12, 2016||Experience for Office 365 users on Internet Explorer 9 today||Experience for Office 365 users on Internet Explorer 9 after January 12, 2016|
|The light version of Outlook on the web||The light version of Outlook on the web||Moving to the light version of Outlook on the web||The light version of Outlook on the web|
SharePoint Online/OneDrive for Business
|Diminished experience||Diminished experience||Diminished experience||Diminished experience|
|Diminished experience||Unusable||Diminished experience||Diminished experience|
If your organization is dependent upon Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9 to access older web apps and services, you may want to consider upgrading to Internet Explorer 11 and evaluating Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11. This update helps provide better backward compatibility for legacy web apps.
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.