Office for IT
Explore Office technical information, programs, and services. Whether you’re an experienced IT pro or just getting started, find what you need to evaluate, set up, and use Office 365.Discover Office 2016 resources created for
Did you know? Office 365 Enterprise E5 has recently launched with new or enhanced capabilities like conferencing, video, and sharing, live data monitoring, in-depth analysis, and increased privacy, security, and user controls. Learn more.
Enterprise business plans
Specific plans include enterprise calling capabilities, business-class email, online storage, file sync and sharing, advanced security and compliance capabilities, and Office productivity applications.
Office 365 business scenarios
Discover Office 365 usage scenarios that inspire people to work in new ways using Office 365, along with awareness & training kits to get everyone onboard faster.
Browse through this booklet to discover how Office 365 can help you and your team do more together. Download the Office 365 Catalog.
Programs and services
How other businesses use Office 365
Find organizations like yours in Customer stories to see how they use Office 365 to enhance their business productivity. You can sort and filter to find solutions that match your needs.Find organizations like
Security and Compliance
Security, privacy, and compliance initiatives
The core tenets of our approach to earning and maintaining your trust are: built-in security, privacy by design, continuous compliance, and transparent operations.Learn more about the Office 365 Trust
Connect with current customers
Join the Office 365 Network discussion to speak with technical professionals worldwide who already use Office 365. Learn from their experience and see how Office 365 can be the technical and business solution for you.Join the
Detailed resources and related programs
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.Review the system
Get anywhere access across devices—plus the security and management capabilities that your business needs. With Office 365 for business you can securely store and share files, control access, and protect your data.Find out about business-class mobile
One of the best ways to set up file storage and sharing for your business is to use OneDrive for Business and an Office 365 team site together.Learn more about file
Office Mobile on Windows 10
This show takes a look at Office Mobile for Windows 10 on tablets. Ben Walters joins Jeremy Chapman to demonstrate the new, touch-optimized Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.Watch the
Office Mechanics has produced a series of do-it-yourself, how-to videos for anyone performing an IT role for Office 365 or Office 2016.View the deployment
Partners are innovating solutions on the Office platform to address business scenarios, workflows, and industry-specific needs.See the partner
Office 365 Roadmap
The Office 365 Roadmap lists updates that are currently planned for applicable subscribers. Stages are listed from "In development" to "Rolling out" to "Launched."View the update release
Office Blogs—for IT
Office blog posts span topics from new product releases and features to customer stories to training and development. Catch up on all the newest technical information at Office Blogs.Read blog
Matter Center for Office 365
Matter Center makes it easier to organize files by matter, find documents, and collaborate on work product without ever leaving Microsoft Word or Outlook.Matter Center for
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to install when I sign up for Office 365?
You don't need to install anything in order to use Office 365. To help you easily connect your desktop version of the latest version of Office, Office 2013, Office 2010, or Office 2007 to Office 365, Microsoft provides Office 365 customers an installable piece of software—called “Office Desktop Setup”—at no charge.
Office Desktop Setup provides many benefits, including:
- Automatically detecting necessary updates.
- Installing updates and components upon approval or silently from a command line.
- Automatically configuring Outlook and Microsoft Skype for Business for use with Microsoft Office 365.
- Uninstalling itself from the client computer after running.
You can find and install Office Desktop Setup in your Office 365 administration center. If your plan includes a subscription to Office, you will also be able to install that directly from the Office 365 administration center.
How do I set up my Office 365 services?
Office 365 Setup provides step-by-step guidance. In just a few quick steps you can sign up for Office 365, set up your organization's domain name and add user accounts, install Office, and move your existing email to Office 365.
What forms of payment can I use?
You can pay with all major credit cards, and your subscription amount will appear on your credit card statement. For Office 365 Enterprise, Office 365 Business, and standalone plans, you have the option to receive an invoice and, depending on your choice of services, you will be billed monthly or annually. You receive an email message when your invoice is ready to be viewed and, if a purchase order (PO) number is entered when you buy your subscription, that number is included in your invoice.
Do you offer volume discounts to businesses?
Can I switch to other Office 365 plans?
Yes. If you need to upgrade, you can transition your account to a different plan. For example, you can upgrade from an Office 365 Business plan to an Office 365 Enterprise plan. In most cases, you can use the Switch plans wizard in your Admin center to upgrade your plan. If your subscription has more than 300 users or if you used a prepaid card to purchase your plan, the Switch plans wizard is not available. Plans that are not eligible for the Switch plans wizard can be upgraded manually. Learn more about upgrading Office 365 plans.
NOTE: When you upgrade your account, your domain name is transferred to your new account, whether you brought your own domain name to the Office 365 account or you set up a domain name with Office 365.