Install Microsoft 365 apps on a personal computer


The Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise (aka Office 365 ProPlus) allows current University of Alaska students, staff, and faculty to download the latest versions of Microsoft Office software at no cost.


In this article:


What materials do I need?

  • Internet connection
  • Web browser (i.e. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, etc)
  • Windows or macOS computer that meets minimum system requirements
  • Active UA account (current student/employee)
  • UA email address
  • Working UA password


How do I use this technology?


The following steps and screenshots were written for Windows, but it should be similar on macOS.
  1. Open a web browser.
  2. In your address bar, type in
  3. On the Microsoft Sign In page, type in your UA email address.

    Microsoft Sign in page
  4. Click the Next button.
  5. On the Enter password page, enter your UA password.
  6. Click the Sign In button.
  7. A Stay signed in? prompt may appear. You can click the Yes or No button.
  8. On the top-right of the page, click the Install Office button.
  9. Click Office 365 apps in the sub-menu.

    Click the Office 365 Apps in the Install Office sub-menu
  10. Your browser will begin to download the installation wizard.
  11. Once fully downloaded, follow the prompt on the web page to begin the installation.
    • The prompt will depend on what web browser and computer you're using. For example, if you're on a Windows computer using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, you will see this:
    • If you cannot find the file, navigate to your Downloads folder.

    "Get started with Microsoft 365" prompt on the web page

  12. Wait for the installer to finish.
  13. After installation, you will see this success message. Click the Close button to continue.

    Office installer success message



  1. Open any Office app. In this example, Word will be opened.
  2. Upon launch, a window will come up asking you to Sign in. Click the Sign in button.

    Sign in windows prompt
  3. On the Activate Office window, type in your UA email address.

    Activate Office window
  4. Click the Next button.
  5. On the Enter password page, enter your UA password.
  6. Click the Sign In button.
    For individuals running Windows, you must complete the following steps. Otherwise, individuals running macOS, iOS, or iPadOS go to step 7.
    1. Uncheck Allow my organization to manage my device.
    2. Click No, sign in to this app only to continue.
    Stay signed in to all your apps window prompt
  7. To verify if your app is activated, on the bottom-left, click Account.
  8. Under Product Information on the right, you should see Belongs to: is set to your UA email.

    Verify license
  9. Other apps should not require you to sign in again, but if it does, go back to step 2.


Is there any additional information I should know about?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The following FAQs are answered in this article: Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise

  • How many devices can I install Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise on?
  • Do I need a license key for Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise applications?
  • Can I continue to use the applications after I graduate, or leave the University?


Need additional help or have issues

For support, requests may be submitted anytime using the appropriate Personal Computer Support form. Requests generate a Ticket which will be worked in order received and urgency by IT Employees with the knowledge and permissions to assist with the request.

For immediate assistance please review the Contact IT page for the appropriate support group.


Article ID: 1316
Thu 10/20/22 8:46 AM
Wed 7/26/23 2:51 PM

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