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. An internet connection is required in order to access, download, install, or activate Office.
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.
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.
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 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 2016 suites for business
Office server products
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 10.0 or later. Office for iPad Pro™ requires iOS 10.0 or later. Office is supported on the two most recent versions of iOS. When a new version of iOS is released, Office’s Operating System requirement becomes the then-current two most recent versions: the new version of iOS and the previous version.
Android:Office for Android™ can be installed on tablets and phones that meet the following criteria: running any of the last 4 major versions of Android and have an ARM-based or Intel x86 processor. Support for KitKat devices will continue until June 2019.
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 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.
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