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Office 365 ProPlus

Office 365 ProPlus installations are being offered to all active Students, Faculty, and Staff members through Syracuse University's licensing agreement with Microsoft. Through the program, current SU & ESF students (undergraduate, graduate, part-time, and non-credit) and SU staff and faculty  (Not ESF Staff or Faculty) can download and install Office desktop applications on up to five computers (PC, Mac) and five mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android).  Project Advance students are not eligible for Office 365 ProPlus.

NOTE: ESF students may need to change their password if they have problems with downloading the app, or if there is a "Read Only" mode message.

Office applications installed through our licensing program remain activated as long as a student or staff/faculty remains eligible.  When you graduate or leave the university, the subscription will expire.  All users must connect any device with Office 365 ProPlus to the Internet at least once every 30 days for an automatic license check.

What Applications are Available in Office 365 ProPlus?

Office 365 ProPlus includes:

ApplicationWindowsMaciOS (iPhone)iOS (iPad)AndroidWindows Phone
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 OneNote is available for download on Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone, but it is not part of the Office 365 ProPlus subscription.

Power BI

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Power BI is included with the Office 365 ProPlus subscription. Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools to analyze data and share insights. Users can monitor the health of their business using a live dashboard, create rich interactive reports with Power BI Desktop and access data on the go with native Power BI Mobile apps.

Sign In Support

If you are unable to sign in using your SU email and password simply change your password on the NetID self-service page. This will activate your account for Power BI access. Once your password is changed your account should be active at your next login. If you still cannot log in following your password change, contact the ITS Help Desk by emailing help@syr.edu, by phone at 315-443-2677, or by stopping into 1-227 CST.

Power BI Desktop is available for download on Windows 7 and newer computers. Detailed instructions can be found in our Power BI Desktop Installation Guide.

Where Can I Install Office 365 ProPlus?

Office 365 ProPlus is available on the following operating systems:

SystemOS VersionAdditional System Requirements
MacsOS X 10.10 or laterOffice 365 ProPlus for Mac System Requirements (under the "For business" heading, select "Office 365 ProPlus")
Windows*Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2Office 365 ProPlus for Windows System Requirements
iOS (iPhone)iOS 8.0 or later (requires iPhone 4, 4S, 5, iPod Touch 5th generation)Office for iPhone
iOS (iPad)iOS 8.0 or later Office for iPad Pro™ requires iOS 9.0 or laterOffice for iPad
Android (smartphones)Android KitKat 4.4 or later (on touch-enabled smartphones only)Office Mobile for Android Phones System Requirements

* Windows phones usually come with office apps pre-installed (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are also available for Windows Phone through the Windows Phone Store)

How do I Download and Install Office 365 ProPlus?

The installation process will vary by device:

How do I Manage my Office 365 ProPlus Licenses?

Sign into the Office365 Portal

  1. Go to "settings" in the upper right-hand corner (the gear icon next to your name)
  2. Select "Office 365 settings"
  3. Select "Software"
  4. Select "Office"

A list of computers where you have installed Office 365 ProPlus will appear.  Select "deactivate" next to the device to remove the license from that device and make it available for use on another computer.

Learning to use Office 365 ProPlus 

Microsoft has prepared some quick start quides and tutorials to help users get started with Office.

Office for Windows

Office for Mac

Office for iPhone, Office Blog post on Office Mobile for iPhone

Office for Android, Office Blog post on Office Mobile for Android

Excel for iPad, Word for iPad, PowerPoint for iPad