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Explore Office technical information, programs, and services. Whether you’re an experienced I T pro or just getting started, find what you need to evaluate, set up, and use Office 365.


Engage with Microsoft as a professional developer for Office 365. Use the latest tools, templates, guidance, and resources from Microsoft and Office.

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Office Dev Center

Start building Office 365 apps today with all the latest tools, templates, and guidance while learning more about resources and happenings relevant for developers.

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Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are community leaders who’ve demonstrated an exemplary commitment to helping others get the most out of their experience with Microsoft technologies.

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Programs and services

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Download Center for Office

Download Office tools, resources, and guidance for Office development from the Download Center.

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GitHub deployment scripts

A GitHub repository has been created with a collection of scripts and other projects to streamline the deployment process for Office 2016 and Office 365 ProPlus. I T Pros can find solutions that can make deploying and maintaining Office easier.

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Office Help & Training

Find helpful answers. Contact real people. Learn simpler ways to work.

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Detailed resources and related programs

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Developer training

Learn how to develop apps for Office.

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Hackathon events

An event in which people meet to engage in collaborative programming.

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Office code samples

Get code samples for Office apps.

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Office Developer Documentation

For developers who need to understand Office 365 APIs and Office Add-ins.

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Dev Patterns and Practices

Presentations from the Office 365 Developer Patterns and Practices (PnP) crew.

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Office 365 Roadmap

The Office 365 Roadmap lists updates that are currently planned for applicable subscribers.

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Microsoft Cloud Roadshow

A free, two-day technical training event for I T 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.

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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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