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 with your UW credentials, download the desktop applications by clicking “Install Office” in the upper right.

For mobile apps, visit your device’s app store.

Login with your UW credentials 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.
  • It can be used on both personal and UW-owned computers and devices.
  • It expires when you leave the UW.
  • It is a per-person license. You may not share it with family or friends. We encourage using Microsoft Office LTSC for lab environments or shared devices.

Additional Information

Microsoft 365 FAQs

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

  • Yes

  • The UW Microsoft 365 software license is contingent on being a faculty, staff, or 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.

  • 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.

  • 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