At its core, Office 365 is a subscription service that ensures you always have the most up-to-date tools from Microsoft. With a subscription to Office 365, you can get:

  • The latest Office apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, with the ability to install on up to 5 personal devices (PCs, Macs, tablets, phones).
  • Access to Office Online apps from any browser in any location worldwide using your campus credentials.
  • 1 TB of cloud storage through OneDrive for Business.
  • Other tools for enterprise users that compare with industry-leading offerings, such as:
    • Delve: compare with "Pinterest"
    • Planner: compare with "Trello"
    • Teams: compare with "Slack"
    • Yammer: compare with "Facebook"

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What’s the difference between Office 365 and Office 2016?

BYU-Idaho’s Office 365 plan includes Office 2016 with the fully installed Office applications that you’re familiar with, like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, plus extra online storage, and more.

Office 2016 is also sold as a one-time purchase, which means you pay a single, up-front cost to get Office applications for one computer. Most users can get this for free from One-time purchases are available for both PCs and Macs. One-time purchases don’t have an upgrade option, which means if you plan to upgrade to the next major release, you'll have to buy it at full price, unless you’re still a student or employee when the next major release occurs. Neither alumni nor retirees are eligible for free upgrades.

Employees and students are eligible for both the Office 365 subscription and the Office 2016 download. Click here to learn how to download and install your copy for free.