Microsoft ​Office 365 is a cloud-based suite of productivity tools from Microsoft. It integrates all the apps you need to collaborate with your classmates or coworkers. Whether working from campus or on the go, Office 365 is available wherever you are, from virtually any device. Get to know Office 365 and the multitude of features it offers by browsing this section. ​


The Microsoft Office 365 suite includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and OneDrive. SPC students can install the software on up to five different devices.


***Please Note: You must uninstall all versions of Office (including Trial Versions) you currently have on your computer prior to installing the SPC Office 365 Suite. You can visit the links below to assist you with uninstalling.

How To Uninstall Office From Apple MAC

How To Uninstall Office From Windows PC

Make sure you reboot your computer after uninstall process is finished.


You'll find steps in this article for:

Installing Office 365 (MAC)

Installing Office 365 (PC)


Installing Office 365 (Mac)


1. Once the download has completed, open Finder, go to Downloads, and double-click the Microsoft Office Installer package file.

2. On the first installation screen, select Continue to begin the installation process.

First Mac 2016 installation screen with "Continue" highlighted

3. Follow the prompts regarding the license agreement and click INSTALL.

4. Enter your Mac Login password, if prompted, and then click Install Software. (This is the password that you use to log into your Mac computer, not your SPC credentials)

Enter your admin password to begin installing

5. The software begins to install.

6. Click CLOSE when the installation is finished.

Shows the final page of the installation process, indicating that the installation was successful.


Launch an Office 365 Application (such as Word) and Start the Activation Process


1. Click the Launchpad icon in the Dock to display all of your apps.

Shows the Launchpad button in the Dock

2. Click the Microsoft Word icon in the Launchpad.

Shows the Microsoft Word icon in a partial view of the Launchpad

3. The What's New window opens automatically when you launch Word.

4. Click Get Started to start activation.

If you need help activating Microsoft 365, see Activate Office for Mac. If Microsoft 365 activation fails, see What to try if you can't install or activate Office for Mac.

Start activating Word 2016 for Mac


Installing Office 365 (PC)


1. Once the download has completed, go to Downloads folder and double-click the OfficeSetup installer file.

If you see the User Account Control prompt that says, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? select Yes.

2. The installation will begin...

Shows the progress dialog box that appears when Office is installing

3. You install is finished when you see the phrase, "You're all set! Office is installed now" and an animation plays to show you where to find Microsoft 365 applications on your computer. Click CLOSE.

Office is installed now. Select Close


Launch an Office 365 Application (such as Word) and Start the Activation Process

1. Open your Start Menu and type in the name of an Office 365 application (ex: Word)

2. When the application opens, accept the license agreement. Microsoft 365 is activated and ready to use!


 Have Questions? Contact the SPC Technical Support Center at or call 727-341-HELP (727-341-4357) (Mon.- Sun. 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Eastern). Chat: Live Chat with Support

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