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Microsoft 365 - Getting Started

Microsoft 365 is a subscription service offering the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive and Teams. The program offers the Microsoft Suite desktop software for your PC and/or Mac, applications for mobile devices and access to Office Online.


Microsoft 365 provides students, faculty and staff with access to the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, and Teams. The software can be loaded on up to five PCs and Macs, and up to five compatible mobile devices.

Additional apps are available on the website when you sign in with your email address and select Work or School account

This offering is only available to currently enrolled students and current employees (faculty and staff) and is subject to Temple University's participation in this Microsoft program.

  • System Requirements: Office supports PCs running Windows 10. Office for Mac is supported on the three most recent versions of macOS (Currently 10.13 High Sierra and later). For the full list of requirements, see the Microsoft 365 system requirements page. For more information and download instructions, visit the Microsoft 365 Download section.
  • OneDrive Cloud Storage
    1 TB
     of storage in the cloud to save your documents which you can then access online and on mobile applications. Learn more
  • Office Online
    Web-based version of Microsoft Office that allows you to create and edit documents and check your email online. For more information and access instructions, visit the Access Office Online section
  • Mobile Applications
    As part of your subscription, you can download the Office mobile app to your iPhone/iPad or Android device. This app combines Word, Excel, PowerPoint and integrates with your OneDrive files. You can also download individual apps, such as Outlook or Teams.

Download Microsoft 365

If you don't already have Microsoft 365 installed on your computer, you can download it. The Microsoft Download link and instructions are available on TUportal on the left side of the Home tab under TUappliations. You can install the Microsoft 365 desktop applications on up to five compatible PCs and Macs.

Please note: Microsoft 365 needs to be connected to the internet at least once every 30 days or it will revert to a read-only mode until user authentication is confirmed. 

Manage Your Licenses

You can install Microsoft 365 on any combination of five Windows or Mac computers, five smartphones, and five tablets (work or home). 

The following instructions explain how to sign out of retired or unused devices to free up one or more licenses. 

Access Mobile Apps

Try the Microsoft Office app for your iPad/Phone or Android device. It combines Word, Excel and PowerPoint into a single app and integrates with your OneDrive files.

After installing the app, click Sign In (iPad/iPhone) or Connect your Account (Android). Then sign in using your (for example,, select Work or school account, and log in using your AccessNet username and password. By linking the app to your AccessNet account, you will have full access to all of the features.

To view additional apps, such as Outlook and Teams, scroll down on the mobile apps page.

Access Office Online

Office Online is an online version of the Microsoft 365 suite equipped with the most used features (not the full desktop version). You can create new documents and edit your existing documents saved on OneDrive using these online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.

To access Office Online:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your (
  3. If prompted to select a Work or school account or Personal account, click Work or school account.
  4. At the Temple login page, enter your AccessNet username and password.
  5. When prompted to Stay signed in?, you can select Yes if you are using your own computer. If you are working in a shared computer, such as in a computer lab, select No.

Reminder: Sign out of Office Online when you are using a public web browser. The Sign Out option is in the upper right corner menu. 

Access Additional Online Apps

Microsoft provides a number of additional online apps, such as Planner, TeamsForms and OneNote. To access these apps, log in to Office Online as describe above. Then, at the top of the Microsoft 365 page, click All apps.


What happens when I graduate or leave Temple University?

  • Your Office 365 subscription through Temple ends one year after you graduate at which time you can download your files to your computer. 

Additional FAQs