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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.


Connect to deployment services, guidance, and programs to help you get Office deployed more rapidly and efficiently. FastTrack is available to even more businesses and we provide guidance, advice, and demos for do-it-yourselfers.

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Our Microsoft FastTrack customer success service is now available to companies with 50 or more seats. Learn more

Partner Showcase lets you explore specific and targeted productivity solutions created by our partner network around the world. Learn more

Office IT Pro Adventures are a fun way to learn more about our deployment and management services. Learn more

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FastTrack for Office 365

Microsoft FastTrack is our customer success service designed to help you realize business value faster with the Microsoft Cloud. Discover what's possible, plan for successful rollouts, and onboard new users and capabilities at your own pace. Access best practices tools, resources, and experts committed to make your experience with the Microsoft Cloud a success.

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Self-guided deployment

The Office 365 Setup guide will help you set up Office 365 for your organization with step-by-step guidance to get you set up quickly.

Deploy Office 365 for your enterprise business Set up Office 365 for your small or mid-sized business

Office 365 onboarding

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.

Are you setting up Office 365 on your own? We want to help!

As a small business owner, you’re often wearing all the hats. We’ve developed resources to support your deployment of Office 365 so you can get started, get set up, and get people using it quickly.

Set up Office 365 for business will help you set up your organization with clear step-by-step guidance including:

  • Adding users
  • Installing Office applications
  • Migrating email and contacts
  • Setting up Skype for Business
  • Setting up file storage and sharing

Need further assistance?

Find a qualified partner

Programs and services

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Microsoft Mechanics

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 playlist
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GitHub deployment scripts

In an effort to streamline the deployment process for Office 2016 and Office 365 ProPlus, a GitHub repository has been created with a collection of scripts and other projects. The repository is a place for IT Pros to find solutions that will make tasks related to deploying and maintaining Office easier.

Get the scripts
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Office 365 Network community

Join the Office 365 Network discussion to learn deployment tips and best practices from technical professionals worldwide and the Microsoft teams that built the products.

Join the discussion
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Microsoft Cloud Roadshow

The Microsoft Cloud Roadshow is a free, two-day technical training event for IT Professionals and Developers that provides best practices and insight directly from the experts who build and run the cloud services across Office 365, Microsoft Azure and Windows 10.

Register for an event
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Pinpoint qualified partners

Pinpoint connects you with Microsoft recommended solution providers that can provide you with applications and technology solutions for your unique business needs.

  • Save time and money
  • Accelerate business growth and profitability

Find a qualified partner
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Microsoft Consulting Services

Great professional services help you solve or avoid a problem, reach an aspiration or goal, or gain insight. Microsoft Services does all three—our architects, engineers, consultants, and support professionals help you use Microsoft products, services, software, and devices to solve, envision, and understand new possibilities for your business.

Learn more about consulting services

Detailed resources and related programs

Office 2016 deployment video screen, watch an in-page video about what is new for Office 365 ProPlus administration

Office 2016 setup and deployment updates demo

Office 365 ProPlus now includes the 2016 apps, and if you are an Office 365 administrator you'll want to know how everything is getting rolled out and what you can do.

Watch the video
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Mobile apps

Learn how to set up Office 365 for business mobile apps across different platforms so you can easily manage security while providing the functionality that your mobile users need.

Set up mobile apps
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File sharing

Set up file storage and sharing for your business using OneDrive for Business and an Office 365 team site together. When you do this, you and your employees can collaborate on shared files from anywhere, but still store files for your individual use.

Set up file sharing
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Office 2016 Deployment Tool

The Office Deployment Tool allows the administrator to download, customize, and manage Office Click-to-Run software. With this tool, administrators can manage installations sources, product/language combinations, and deployment configurations for Office Click-to-Run.

Learn more
Office 365 ProPlus Deployment Guide for Admins page, go to the deployment guide on Microsoft TechNet

Office 365 ProPlus – Deployment Guide for Admins

This documentation is intended for the IT professionals who deploy and maintain Office 365 ProPlus in their organizations.

Learn more
Office 2013 Resource Kit page, learn about the Office 2013 Resource Kit on Microsoft TechNet

Office 2013 Resource Kit

This documentation is intended for IT professionals who plan, implement, and maintain Office installations in their organizations. New and updated content is published regularly.

Learn more
Office 365 Adoption Guide title page, go to the adoption guide to learn about successfully deploying Office 365

4 steps for successful adoption

A successful Office 365 rollout focuses on driving adoption and helping everyone understand the benefits of working in a new way. That's why we've created a four-step approach to help you successfully drive Office 365 adoption.

Get the adoption guide
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Partner Showcase

Explore industry solutions created by our extensive partner network that address modern productivity for cloud-enabled businesses.

Learn more
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Download Center

Viewers, tools, and updates for Office products.

Go to the Download Center for Office

Office IT Pro Adventures!

Issue #5

Action Admin: IT Without Fear

The end users of Northwind, Inc. are one unforeseen update away from having a major curveball thrown into their day. But Lisa Andrews has a plan. And she’s ready to communicate with her users when service incidents or changes occur in her IT environment. She is... Action Admin.

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Office IT Pro Adventures comic book issue #1 titled Attack of the Aging Infrastructure, go to issue 1 now
Issue #1

Attack of the Aging Infrastructure

David Wright is overwhelmed with IT requests at his new job. Will outdated systems doom David, or can Office 365 save the day?

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Issue #2

Mail Storm

When a freak storm fries email servers, David Wright and Steve Masters team up to do the extraordinary: migrate mail to Exchange Online.

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Issue #3

The Incredible Office Deployment

Can Maria Cameron solve multiple business challenges at once with Office 2016? Find out how her IT team super-empowers their workforce in the final chapter of the Woodgrove Bank trilogy.

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Issue #4

Where in the World is IT?

It was a day like any other at Northwind, Inc. Then Lisa Andrews learned about her boss’s secret identity, and how Enterprise Mobility Suite gives her users the full power of Office 365.

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Frequently asked questions

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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.

Office is available in the languages listed below. Not all languages are available in all countries/regions.

  • For PCs running Windows: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay (Malaysia), Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
  • For Mac: Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.

The actual download speed of Office depends on the speed of your Internet connection; a broadband Internet connection is recommended for the best download experience.

  • All versions of the new Office for Windows PCs use a streaming technology that lets you begin to use Office applications before installation is complete.

Visit Microsoft Support for help on technical issues, including:

  • Order status
  • Billing
  • Download
  • Product key
  • Installation/de-installation
  • Product activation
  • Product use

Visit Microsoft Support for help on technical issues, including:

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