System requirements for Office

Before you install or use any Microsoft Office 365 or Office 2016 product, we recommend that you verify that your computer meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements for the product. Office 365 and Office 2016 are designed to work with the latest version of Office, Office 2013, Office 2010, Office 2007 (with slightly limited functionality), Office 2011 for Mac, and Office 2008 for Mac. Get more details about which Office versions are supported.
Still using Office 2013? See System Requirements for Office 2013.

Office 365 subscription plans

With select Office 365 subscription plans you get the full, installed Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. (Publisher and Access are available on PC only.) You can install Office 365 across multiple devices, including  PCs, Macs,  Android™ tablets, Android phones, iPad®, and iPhone®. In addition, with Office 365 you get services like Skype minutes (for home) or online storage with OneDrive for Business (for business).
Office 365 is designed to work with the latest browsers and versions of Office. If you use older browsers and versions of Office that are not in mainstream support:
  • Microsoft won’t deliberately prevent you from connecting to the service, but the quality of your Office 365 experience will diminish over time.
  • Microsoft won’t provide code fixes to resolve non-security related problems.
Office 365 doesn’t support interoperability with any software that isn’t supported by its manufacturer.

Office 365 plans for home

The system requirements in the table below apply to Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, and Office 365 University.
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Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, and Office 365 University
COMPONENT
REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor
PC: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set  
Mac: Intel processor
Memory
PC: 2 GB RAM
Mac: 4 GB RAM
Hard disk
PC: 3.0 GB of available disk space
Mac: 6 GB of available disk space. HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus)
Display
PC: 1280 x 800 screen resolution
Mac: 1280 x 800 screen resolution
Graphics
PC: Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system
PC: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 10 Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2
Mac: Mac OS X 10.10
For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.
Browser
The current or immediately previous version of Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
.NET version
PC: .NET 3.5 required. Some features may require .NET 4.0 or 4.5 CLR to also be installed.
Other
Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply
A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. But, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that touch features are optimized for use with Windows 10, Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.
Microsoft account and/or Microsoft organizational account

Office 365 plans for business, education, and government

The system requirements in the table below apply to business, education, and government plans, including standalone plans for individual services, such as email-only or online meetings-only plans. Applications such as Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Yammer, Project Online, and Power BI are also covered by the table below.
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Office 365 plans for business, education, and government
COMPONENT
REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor
PC: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set  
Mac: Intel processor
Memory
PC: 2 GB RAM
Mac: 4 GB RAM
Hard disk
PC: 3.0 GB of available disk space
Mac: 6 GB of available disk space. HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus)
Display
PC: 1280 x 800 screen resolution
Mac: 1280 x 800 screen resolution
Graphics
PC: Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system
PC: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 10 Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2
Mac: Mac OS X 10.10
For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.
Browser
The current or immediately previous version of Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
.NET version
PC: .NET 3.5 required. Some features may require .NET 4.0 or 4.5 CLR to also be installed.
Other
Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. But, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that touch features are optimized for use with Windows 10, Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.
A Microsoft account and/or Microsoft organizational account
Client applications
  • Make sure that:
    • Your Office clients are compatible with Office 365. Office 365 works with any version of Office in mainstream support: the latest version of Office, Office 2013, Office 2010, Office 2011 for Mac, and Office 2008 for Mac. It works with Office 2007 with slightly limited functionality. Get more details on mainstream support and Office versions.
    • You’re in compliance with the Microsoft Service Pack Support Lifecycle Policy. Staying on a fully supported service pack for your Office version ensures that you’re on the latest and most secure version.
  • Office 365 ProPlus and Lync Basic users can defer installing updates for only 12 months from date of release.
  • Hardware: The Office 365 ProPlus requirements are the same as the Office Professional Plus 2013 requirements.
Feature differences in subscriptions
For more information about Office 365 features, see the Office Applications Service Description or, if you have Office 365 operated by 21Vianet in China, see this service description.

Office 2016 suites

Office suites are a one-time purchase that includes applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for use on a single PC or Mac. Office 2016 suites for business may be purchased for more than five computers through volume licensing. Office as a one-time purchase does not include any of the services included in Office 365.

Office 2016 suites for home

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Office Home & Student 2016
COMPONENT
REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Memory
2 GB RAM
Hard disk
3.0 GB available disk space
Display
1280 x 800  screen resolution
Graphics
Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 10 Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2
For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.
Browser
The current or immediately previous version of Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
.NET version
.NET 3.5 required. Some features may require .NET 4.0 or 4.5 CLR to also be installed.
Other
Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. But, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.
Certain features require OneDrive.
Microsoft account
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Office Home & Business 2016
COMPONENT
REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Memory
2 GB RAM recommended for graphics features, Outlook Instant Search, and certain advanced functionality
Hard disk
3.0 GB available disk space
Display
1280 x 800 screen resolution
Graphics
Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 10 Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2
For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.
Browser
The current or immediately previous version of Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
.NET version
.NET 3.5 required. Some features may require .NET 4.0 or 4.5 CLR to also be installed.
Other
Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. But, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
Certain advanced functionality may require connectivity to:
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2010, or Exchange Online. Outlook 2016 does not support connections to Exchange Server 2007.
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2010, or SharePoint Online; and/or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013 or SharePoint Foundation 2010.
  • For integration with Skype for Business/Microsoft Lync (optional): Skype for Business Online, Lync 2013, Lync 2010, and Office Communicator 2007 R2. Office Communicator 2005 and Office Communicator 2007 are not supported.
  • OneDrive or OneDrive for Business
Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, and OneDrive for Business are available with qualifying Office 365 subscriptions.
Certain features require Windows Search 4.0.
Speech recognition functionality requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device.
Rights Management features require access to either a cloud deployment of Microsoft Rights Management (Azure Rights Management) or an on-premises deployment (Active Directory Rights Management Services).
Microsoft account
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Office Home & Student 2016 for Mac and Office Home & Business 2016 for Mac
COMPONENT
REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor
A Mac computer with an Intel processor
Memory
4 GB of RAM
Hard disk
6 GB of available hard disk space
HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus)
Display
1280 x 800 or higher resolution monitor
Operating system
Mac OS X version 10.10
For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.
Browser
The current or immediately previous version of Safari, Chrome, or Firefox.
Other
Installation requires a connection to the Internet, a local area network (if installing over a network), or a DVD Drive.
Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Access to files stored on a SharePoint server requires connectivity to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or later.
Exchange support in Outlook requires connectivity to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 or later OR Office 365 for business.
Coauthoring requires SharePoint Server 2010 or a Microsoft account.
Certain online features require a Microsoft account.

Office 2016 suites for business

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Office Standard 2016 and Office Professional Plus 2016
COMPONENT
REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Memory
2 GB RAM
Hard disk
3.0 GB available disk space
Display
1280 x 800  screen resolution
Graphics
Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 10 Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2
For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.
Browser
The current or immediately previous version of Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
.NET version
.NET 3.5 required. Some features may require .NET 4.0 or 4.5 CLR to also be installed.
Other
Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. But, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.
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Office Professional 2016
COMPONENT
REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Memory
2 GB RAM
Hard disk
3.0 GB available disk space
Display
1280 x 800  screen resolution
Graphics
Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 10 Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2
For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.
Browser
The current or immediately previous version of Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
.NET version
.NET 3.5 required. Some features may require .NET 4.0 or 4.5 CLR to also be installed.
Other
Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. But, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
Certain advanced functionality may require connectivity to:
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2010, or Exchange Online. Outlook 2016 does not support connections to Exchange Server 2007.
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2010, or SharePoint Online; and/or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013 or SharePoint Foundation 2010.
  • For integration with Skype for Business/Microsoft Lync (optional): Skype for Business Online, Lync 2013, Lync 2010, and Office Communicator 2007 R2. Office Communicator 2005 and Office Communicator 2007 are not supported.
  • OneDrive or OneDrive for Business
Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, and OneDrive for Business are available with qualifying Office 365 subscriptions.
Certain inking features require Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7.
Speech recognition functionality requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device.
Rights Management features require access to either a cloud deployment of Microsoft Rights Management (Azure Rights Management) or an on-premises deployment (Active Directory Rights Management Services).
Dynamic Calendars require server connectivity.
Microsoft account

Office server products

Office standalone applications

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Word 2016, PowerPoint 2016, OneNote 2016, Publisher 2016, Access 2016, Visio 2016 (Standard and Professional), and Project 2016 (Standard and Professional)
COMPONENT
REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Memory
2 GB RAM
Hard disk
3.0 GB available disk space
Display
1280 x 800  screen resolution
Graphics
Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 10 Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2
For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.
Browser
The current or immediately previous version of Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
.NET version
.NET 3.5 required. Some features may require .NET 4.0 or 4.5 CLR to also be installed.
Other
A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. But, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
Word 2016: Coauthoring requires SharePoint Foundation 2013 and a Microsoft account for OneDrive. It might also require more memory than what is listed here.
OneNote 2016 and Access 2016:
  • Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply
  • Instant Search functionality requires Windows Search 4.0.
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Excel 2016
COMPONENT
REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Memory
2 GB RAM
Hard disk
3.0 GB available disk space.
Display
1280 x 800  screen resolution
Graphics
Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 10 Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2
For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.
Browser
The current or immediately previous version of Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
.NET version
.NET 3.5 required. Some features may require .NET 4.0 or 4.5 CLR to also be installed.
Other
Excel 2016 Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Instant Search functionality requires Windows Search 4.0.
To use PowerPivot, you must have .NET 3.5 or .NET 4.0 and at least 2 GB of RAM.
To use Excel 2016 with the Power View add-in, you must have Silverlight 5.0 installed and at least 2 GB of RAM.
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Outlook 2016
COMPONENT
REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor
1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Memory
2 GB RAM
Hard disk
3.0 GB available disk space
Display
1280 x 800  screen resolution
Graphics
Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
Operating system
  • Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 10 Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Outlook for Mac: Mac OS X 10.10
For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.
Browser
The current or immediately previous version of Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
.NET version
.NET 3.5 required. Some features may require .NET 4.0 or 4.5 CLR to also be installed.
Patch level
See the Outlook Cumulative Updates.
Other
Outlook 2016 Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
Instant Search functionality requires Windows Search 4.0.
Certain advanced functionality may require connectivity to:
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2010, or Exchange Online. Outlook 2016 does not support connections to Exchange Server 2007.
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2010, or SharePoint Online; and/or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013 or SharePoint Foundation 2010.
  • For integration with Skype for Business/Microsoft Lync (optional): Skype for Business Online, Lync 2013, Lync 2010, and Office Communicator 2007 R2. Office Communicator 2005 and Office Communicator 2007 are not supported.
  • OneDrive or OneDrive for Business
Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, and OneDrive for Business are available with qualifying Office 365 subscriptions.
Certain inking features require Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7.
Speech recognition functionality requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device.
Rights Management features require access to either a cloud deployment of Microsoft Rights Management (Azure Rights Management) or an on-premises deployment (Active Directory Rights Management Services).
Dynamic calendars require server connectivity.
Microsoft account
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Skype for Business 2016
COMPONENT
REQUIREMENT
Computer and processor
Minimum 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor. We recommend 2.0 gigahertz (32 bit or 64 bit).
Memory
2 GB RAM
Hard disk
3.0 GB available disk space
Display
1280 x 800  screen resolution
Graphics Hardware
  • Support for Microsoft DirectX 9 application programming interface (API)
  • Minimum of 128 megabytes (MB) graphics memory
  • Windows Display Driver Model driver
  • 32 bits per pixel capable format
Operating system
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 10 Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2008 R2.
For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system.
Browser
The current or immediately previous version of Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
.NET version
Requires .NET 4.5 CLR.
Data and voice
Minimum 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor. We recommend 2.0 gigahertz (32 bit or 64 bit). 
Video
Please review Skype for Business client video requirements for exact client requirements.
Video source
USB 2.0 video camera
Meetings
Minimum 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor. We recommend 2.0 gigahertz (32 bit or 64 bit).
Devices
Standard laptop camera, microphone, and speakers. We recommend that you use certified devices for the best experiences.

Mobile devices

Windows: Office 2013 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. Windows 8 or higher required. Office Mobile applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote) require Windows 10.
iOS: Office for iPad® and iPhone® requires iOS 7.0 or higher.
Android: Office for Android™ can be installed on tablets and phones that meet the following criteria: running Android KitKat 4.4 or later version and have an ARM-based or Intel x86 processor.
Mobile browsers: Any mobile browser supported by Microsoft may be used, including the Intune Managed Browser.
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