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Office 365 - Accessing Free Licenses

Instructions for accessing your free Office licenses through Outlook Web App.

It is recommended that you use a wired internet connection for this process when possible; wireless downloads have been known to time-out.

  1. From the device on which you want to install the software, go to the Pioneer Portal.
  2. Look up "Email" in the Search function or click the blue Email button.
  3. Log in using your full UW-Platteville email address and password.
  4. Click on the app launcher (9 dots) in the upper left-hand corner.

  5. Click on the "Office 365" link.

  6. Click on Install Office then choose the first option in the drop-down.  If you prefer or have a technical reason to install the 64-bit version, choose the second option.

  7. The installer should start downloading.  You should also see a pop-up with further instructions on how to start the installation process.
  8. You will be notified once installation is complete.  Remember to sign in using your UW-Platteville email and password when prompted to validate the license.

*Depending on which device you are using, some applications may not be available.  For a list of which software is available for which devices, see Office 365 - MS Office for Students and Current Employees .

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

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Owner:Deb M.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2014-10-07 13:48 CSTUpdated:2021-10-27 13:12 CST
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