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One of the best things about having an Office 365 Business Premium or E3 license is that it allows you to install Office Applications, such as Word, Excel & PowerPoint, on up to 5 devices. You heard that right! If your business provides you with this type of Office 365 license, you can run the Office apps on 5 PCs, Macs and Mobile devices.

This allows you to run Office on your work PC, your home PC, your on-the-go laptop, your Mobile, your iPad! You choose your five devices and you can always de-register one if you need to switch the license to another machine.

Whether you need a quick way to get back to work when you have to work from home, or you want to keep working across multiple devices, Office 365 makes it easier.

You will need:

  • Internet connection – you’ll be downloading the Office software
  • Admin permissions – If you’re on your home PC, you’re probably fine. If you’re on a managed work computer, you may need your IT team to grant permission and help you with this.
  • Your Office 365 login details – this will be your work email address and you’re office 365 password.
  • A nice cup of tea of coffee always helps too 🙂

Step 1: Login

Browse to the Office 365 portal at Portal.Office.com and login with your Office 365 credentials. Here you can access all your Office 365 web apps for Outlook Web Access, OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams and the Office web apps.

If you have Multi-Factor Authentication setup for your business, you may also be asked to verify the login with a code sent to your mobile device by text or by the Microsoft Authentication App.

Step 2: Install Office

Click on the Install Office button toward the top right of the screen.

Tip: If you don’t see ‘Install Office’ option on your screen, you may have an Office 365 license that doesn’t include it. Talk to your IT team about upgrading your license.

Installing Microsoft Office from Office 365

Then follow the prompts on the screen…

Installing Office Prompts

The Office Setup file will download to your computer. You will need to run this once it’s downloaded, if it hasn’t run automatically.

Your computer may ask you if you’re happy for it to install the software and ‘make changes’ to your computer. Say Yes to this. This is the point where you may be asked for your Admin password if your PC login account does not have local admin permissions… if you don’t have an admin account, then you may need your IT team to help you here.

Then the software will begin to install.

Installing Office ProgressStep 4: Open Office and get working

Once Office has installed, you’re good to go! Open up an Office app and check your Office 365 account is connected…

Click on File and ‘Account’ and you should see your Office 365 email as the registered account. You should also see your Office 365 platforms; OneDrive and SharePoint, as available connected services.

Office 365 Account

If you don’t see your OneDrive and SharePoint sites listed, you can click ‘Add a Service’ to connect them up.

To help keep you working and pick things up where you left off, you should be able to see all the documents you’ve recently been working on!

The applications are registered to your Business license and so will only be valid while your company keeps your license valid.