Availability of Microsoft Office at IU

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Microsoft Office availability

Version IUware IUanyWare Office 365 Box SharePoint Online STC labs
Office 2016 Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Office 2016 (Mac) Yes No Yes No No Yes
Office Mobile apps No No Yes No No No
Office Online No No Yes Yes Yes No
Box and SharePoint allow you to edit some Microsoft Office documents within a web browser, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

Office desktop versions

Office 2016 is available for Windows and macOS through Office 365, a subscription-based service that is free to all currently registered students, faculty, and staff.

For help installing Office 2016, see About Microsoft Office 365 at IU.

You can download desktop versions of Microsoft Office from IUware. IUware also links to Office 365 for Office 2016 installation.

Office 365 offers both 32-bit (recommended) and 64-bit versions of Office 2016 for Windows. IUware has both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of most other Office versions for Windows.

Office virtualized

IUanyWare lets you use a browser to run a desktop version of Microsoft Office without having to install it on your computer or mobile device. For help, see Set up and use IUanyWare.

IUanyWare's versions of Microsoft Office are 32-bit desktop installations. You can get 64-bit versions from Office 365 and IUware.

Office Mobile apps

Office Mobile apps are scaled-down, touch-optimized versions of Office applications available for most smartphones and tablets, including iOS and Android devices. The Office Mobile apps include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

Office Mobile apps are free and can be downloaded directly from your device's app store. You can sign into Office Mobile apps using your IU Office 365 account, which lets you access OneDrive storage space.

To sign in with your IU Office 365 account after installing an Office Mobile app, open the app, and then, when prompted for an email address, enter your IU username followed by @iu.edu (for example, username@iu.edu).

Office Online

Office Online lets you create and edit files using lightweight, browser-based versions of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Office Online apps are available through Office 365, and as integrated solutions within IU's SharePoint and Box services.

For more about Box for Office Online support, see About Box for Office Online.

Office Online apps have features such as real-time co-authoring and autosaving. Some limitations include a lack of add-ons and macro support.

For a list of supported browsers, see Which browsers work with Office Online.

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