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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. 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.

    Screenshot of Outlook page highlighting app launcher in left corner
  5. Click on the "Office 365" link.

    Screenshot of App menu highlighting "Office 365" link in right corner
  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.

    Screenshot of Office 365 page highlighting "Install Office" link in right corner

  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 [Link for document 42835 is unavailable at this time] .

    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.

    Keywords:download office 365 word excel powerpoint student faculty staff employee install software   Doc ID:43870
    Owner:Deb M.Group:UW Platteville
    Created:2014-10-07 14:48 CDTUpdated:2022-10-31 09:46 CDT
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