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SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT. Office 365 includes Office 2016 for Windows and macOS, cloud-based Office Online apps, and mobile apps for your smartphone or tablet.

Microsoft software available to IU community for another five years

All students, faculty, and staff enjoy no-cost access to Word, Excel, OneDrive, PowerPoint, Teams, and more

Here’s some good news you can use: On June 1, Indiana University inked a five-year agreement with Microsoft Corp. to provide access to its Office 365 suite of software at no cost to all IU students, faculty, and staff.

The new enterprise license agreement continues IU’s long relationship with Microsoft Corp., which began in 1998. IU President Michael A. McRobbie initiated this agreement when he served as IU's first vice president for information technology. 

Office 365 is a subscription-based service that provides multiple options for accessing the newest versions of Microsoft Office. Office 365 includes Office 2016 for Windows and macOS, cloud-based Office Online apps, and mobile apps for your smartphone or tablet.

The new agreement continues IU’s long relationship with Microsoft Corp., which began in 1998. IU President Michael A. McRobbie initiated this agreement when he served as IU's first vice president for IT. 

You can install it on up to five PCs or Macs, five tablets (Windows, iPad, and Android), and five phones. The subscription entitles you to use the software as long as you have an active IU computing account. Unlike a perpetual license, you are not entitled to use the software after you leave IU. Learn how to access via this Knowledge Base article: kb.iu.edu/d/bexq

Office 365 includes:

  • Office 2016 for Windows and macOS: The newest desktop versions of the Office suite
  • Office Mobile apps: Scaled-down, touch-optimized versions of Office for your smartphone or tablet
  • Office Online: Cloud-based versions of popular Office apps
  • Microsoft OneDrive at IU: 5 TB of personal cloud storage; for more, see About Microsoft OneDrive at IU.
  • Microsoft Teams, a collaboration tool that gives students, faculty, staff, and external users the ability to work together and share information in a common space. Included among its features are real-time collaboration, one-on-one chat, and file sharing.

For more information, visit office.iu.edu.