Office Professional Plus 2016: Windows Download for Personally-Owned Computers

Use Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 for Windows, a productivity suite of software for editing documents, spreadsheets, computer slide shows, reading email and more.

Note: This software can be downloaded multiple times and does not limit the number of installations.

This software contains: Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publsiher, Word

Uninstall existing versions of Office and the Get Office app, or else run the Office Easy Fix Removal Tool to remove any remnants of Office that may still be on your computer before you install UB's version, or else you will be prompted for a product key.

Download Office

Last updated 2/28/2017

We do not recommend upgrading before the end of the semester.  

Who Can and Cannot Download Office from UB

Download Office if you are a:

  • UB Student
  • Faculty paid by UB
  • Faculty Student Association employees
  • Geographic Full-time Faculty
  • UB State employee (UUP, CSEA, MC, PEF)
  • Research Foundation employee
  • UB Foundation employee
  • Medical resident

You cannot download Office from UB if you are:

  • UB retiree
  • Employee on volunteer appointment with UB (paid by someone other than UB)
  • Alumni
  • Senior Auditor
  • Faculty, staff or student from SUNY school other than UB
  • Using an administrative UBITName

Help and Tutorials

Common Questions

Office repeatedly prompts me to activate on a new PC?

Please follow the instructions at to update your registry.  This is an intermittent problem with Office.

Why am I being prompted for a product or activation key?

You must uninstall all previous versions (trial versions and full versions) of Office and the Get Office app (if present) before you download and install UB's version.

If you did, re-start your computer and launch the software again.

If you did, and still get prompted for a key, run the Office Easy Fix Removal Tool to remove any remnants of Office that may still be on your computer, then install UB's version. 

If I delete a previous version of Office, do my files get deleted?

No, deleting old versions of office does not delete or harm files you produced using Office.

May I download Office more than once?


Can I use Office on a Mac?

Yes. You can download Office for Mac. Additionally, If you are using a Macintosh computer running Boot Camp or running Parallels or VMWare and your computer meets the requirements, you can run Office 2016 for Windows on your Mac.

Can I order a physical copy of Office media?


How can I log into OneNote online after I install Office 2016?

Go to and create a free Microsoft account.

How can I use Word with languages other than English?

See the Microsoft page for Enabling Other Languages.

How long can I use Office?

Your Office download will continue to work the entire time you are at UB. When you are no longer a current student, faculty or staff member, you must remove Office from your computer.

See Also

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.