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Microsoft Office

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Stanford University  has a license agreement with Microsoft that provides several Microsoft products, including Office, to faculty and staff with full-service SUNet IDs. Office applications include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook (plus Access and Publisher for Windows users).

System requirements

Windows

Office 365 ProPlus:

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 10
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM; 2 GB RAM (32-bit)
  • Hard  Disk: 4.0 GB of available disk space
  • Display: 1280 x 768 screen resolution

Office 2016:

  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7 and later
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard  Disk: 3.0 GB of available disk space

Mac

Office 365 ProPlus:

  • Operating system: the three most recent versions of macOS
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM
  • Hard disk: 10 GB of available hard disk space
  • Display: 1280 x 800 screen resolution

See System requirements for Office for a complete list

Eligibility

Windows:

  • Office ProPlus  installed via Office 365: Faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students with an Office 365 account;  a full-service SUNet ID or a sponsored full-service SUNet ID is required
  • Office 2016 Professional Plus:  Faculty and staff with a full-service SUNet ID on a university-owned computer

Mac

  • Office ProPlus for Mac: Faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students with an Office 365 account;  a full-service SUNet ID or a sponsored full-service SUNet ID is required

Notes

In order for Microsoft Office 2016 to activate with the campus licensing server, the computer needs to be connected the Stanford network locally or through the Stanford VPN during installation. To check whether you can connect to the Stanford licensing server, open a web browser and go  su-kms.stanford.edu.  If you see a welcome screen, your Office installation will activate. If Office does not activate on its own, try running the Office Activation Tool.

In order for your copy of Office 2016 to remain activated it must connect to the Stanford network at least once every 180 days. If you find your copy of Office has become deactivated, make sure you are connected to the Stanford network and run the Office Activation Tool.