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Microsoft Office for Desktop

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus (aka Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise) for desktop allows users access to a collection of software and services developed by Microsoft for productivity, collaboration, cloud storage, and more. The collection includes the following downloadable desktop applications:

  • Outlook
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote
  • Teams
  • Publisher (PC only)
  • Access (PC only)
  • OneDrive


How to Get Microsoft Office for Desktop

The downloadable desktop applications are available from the Microsoft 365 web page. Once logged in, download the desktop applications by clicking on “Install Office” in the upper-right.

For mobile apps visit your device’s app store.

Login to Microsoft 365

License Details

Your UW Microsoft 365 user subscription:

  • Provides Office applications for installation on up to five PCs and Macs, five tablets, and five smartphones.
  • Can be used on both personal and UW-owned computers and devices.
  • Expires when you leave the UW.
  • Is a per-person license. You may not share it with family or friends. For lab environments or shared devices, we encourage you to use Microsoft Office LTSC.

Additional Information

Microsoft 365 FAQs

Where can I get help using this software?

On how many devices can I use the Microsoft 365 Applications?

  • You can install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 smartphones.

Can I use this on computers not owned by the UW?

  • Yes

Can I assign a license to a shared user account?

What happens to the software license when an employee or student leaves?

  • The UW Microsoft 365 software license is contingent on being faculty, staff, or a student. Once you leave the UW, your Microsoft license will expire. For more information about services expiring can be found here: Expiration of access to IT services

Can I acquire a perpetual license of Microsoft Office?

  • We strongly encourage individual users to use Microsoft 365, as it includes the latest features and updates automatically. However, a perpetual license is available at no charge for use only on institutionally-owned computers. For more information: Microsoft Office LTSC.

What applications and services are included with Microsoft 365?

  • The applications and services included with Microsoft 365 depend on what kind of Microsoft license you have. Click this link to see the applications and services available to you:

Quick Facts

Available for

  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff


PC, Mac, iOS, Android




  • Free
  • Free for Students
  • Productivity

Documentation and Support