Office 365 for Windows 10 and Mac – a good combination

If you have a Mac and you use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and so on), this is a big deal.  No more will you be using a special Mac version of Office. .. now the regular version of Office effectively runs on the Mac.  If you have an Office 365 account, your copies of Office will upgrade automatically (please see my note below about how to force the upgrade if you’re still waiting).  This is great.  Enjoy it.  If you need help or have questions, ask me.


The best way to buy Office these days is as a 5-user (works on 5 different computers simultaneously) license for $99/year.  No more CDs to install.  You simply go to, log in to your Microsoft account, and push the install button.  The licenses can be used on Macs or PCs and the 5-user license simply renews every year.  Let me know if you need help setting this up.  If you already own Office, this is the best way to upgrade!  Office 365 also comes with a full terabyte (1000 gigabytes) of storage on OneDrive, the Microsoft cloud-based file storage solution. And the Office 365 subscription includes programs like Publisher and Access.  For example, the kids use Publisher at school so why not have it at home as well for them?


Upgrading to Windows 10 but running an older version of office (Office 2010 or earlier)? Then I suggest that we set you up with Office 365 as well. Office 365 will work best with your up-to-date and current version of Windows. Since your Windows will now always be updating to the latest version, your Office should as well. Then everything will work the way Microsoft intends, which will make your life easier and make your computer simply better to use. I’ve been running Office 2016 with Windows 10 since March, 2015 and it’s worked well for me. I’ve also seen the changes rolling out and I’ve been impressed with Microsoft’s pace of refinement.


TO FORCE THE MAC UPDATE: Existing Mac user with an older copy of Office and a current Office 365 subscription? Apparently you can go to, log in to your Microsoft account, and select INSTALL to install the new version of Office for Mac on your Mac. It will install right over the old version and update everything.

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