Get Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud services and software suite that provides not only the ubiquitous productivity apps Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, but also: 

  • Personal file storage via Microsoft OneDrive
  • Corporate file storage via OneDrive for Business/Sharepoint
  • Collaboration, communication, and videoconferencing via Microsoft Teams

In order to use the latest features available, it's important that you have the latest version of Office 365 installed. This article will walk you through installing the latest version of Office 365 on your laptop or desktop computer. 

Office applications are also available for Android and iOS.

University-Provided Computers

Use the instructions below for installing Office 365 on a University-provided computer. 
NOTE: If you are using these instructions from an off-campus location, please Connect to VPN first. 

  1. Start the CedarNet 2.0 application:
    1. Windows: Double-click the CedarNet 2.0 icon on your desktop (Windows), or search for and open "Software Center" using the Start Menu.
    2. MacOS: Search for "CedarNet" using the magnifying glass in the top right-hand corner of your screen, or Navigate to your Applications folder in Finder, and open the Cedarnet 2.0 application. 
  2. Search for "Office" using the provided search bar in CedarNet 2.0
  3. Click the Microsoft Office 365 icon, and the select "Install"
    Note: If you are using MacOS, and you already have Office 2016 or 2019 installed, use the "Microsoft Office 365 - Upgrade Only" package from CedarNet 2.0.
  4. The application will be installed. Your computer may reboot to complete the installation.

In order to use the full complement of features in Office 365, you'll need to log in once after installing Office 365: 

  1. Open one of the Microsoft Office 365 desktop applications (i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint). 
  2. In the upper right-hand corner of the window, click "Sign in".
    Note: If your name appears in this spot instead of "Sign in", you are already signed in, and no further action is necessary.
  3. When prompted, enter your full Cedarville University email address, and follow the usual process of signing into your Cedarville Account.

Personally-Owned Computers

Use the following instructions to install Microsoft Office 365 to a personally-owned MacOS or Windows computer: 

  1. Navigate to https://portal.office.com
  2. When prompted, enter your full Cedarville University email address, and follow the usual process of signing into your Cedarville Account.
  3. In the Office portal, select "Install Office" from the upper right-hand side of the page.
  4. Download and run the installer package, and then follow the prompts to install Office 365.
    You may need to provide an administrative username & password to complete the installation. 

In order to use the full complement of features in Office 365, you'll need to log in once after installing Office 365: 

  1. Open one of the Microsoft Office 365 desktop applications (i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint). 
  2. In the upper right-hand corner of the window, click "Sign in".
    Note: If your name appears in this spot instead of "Sign in", you are already signed in, and no further action is necessary.
  3. When prompted, enter your full Cedarville University email address, and follow the usual process of signing into your Cedarville Account.

On the Web

You can also use lighter, simpler versions of the Microsoft Office applications in a browser. To use them, follow the instructions below:

  1. Navigate to https://portal.office.com
  2. When prompted, enter your full Cedarville University email address, and follow the usual process of signing into your Cedarville Account.
  3. From the row of applications near the top of the page, select the one that you would like to use.
  4. Once in the application, you can create a new document, or open a document that is stored or shared with you in OneDrive. 
  5. All changes that you make to the document will be automatically saved to OneDrive every few seconds.
  6. To save a copy of your document directly to the computer that you're using, select File > Save As > Download a Copy. 

 

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