Office 365 ProPlus
Office 365 ProPlus is a version of Office that, thanks to our contract with Microsoft, the College employees and students can use at home or on their personal device.
What it includes
- For PCs and Macs, full versions of Office 2016: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Skype for Business.
- For iOS and Android tablets, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote apps.
Installation and Activation
For your PC and Mac, download the software from the Office 365 site. For your tablets and phones, use your app store. You can install the software on up to five machines and devices.
1) From your browser, go to https://login.microsoftonline.com/ and sign in with your Dawson e-mail address and Network Password.
2) Once you’re in, just click on the top right button “Install Office apps” then “Office 2016”.
3) This will download a file that you have to open and allow Office 2016 to install on your computer.
You need to be connected to the internet the first time you run one of the software, so that the activation process can be completed. Afterwards you have to connect to the internet once every 30 days to check the status of the subscription (this is done transparently).
Note that to uninstall Office 365 on your Mac manually requires to be signed in as an administrator on the Mac.
Uninstall Office 365 (2011) on Mac:
Step 1: Quit all the Office applications first, no matter it is Word, Excel, PowerPoint or OneNote.
Step 2: Open Finder > Applications.
Step 3: Locate Microsoft Office 2011 folder. And then remove Office from Mac to Trash.
Step 4: Check whether there is anything you still want to keep in Trash. If not, empty Trash and restart the Mac.
Uninstall Office 365 (2016) on Mac:
Completely uninstalling Office 365, the 2016 edition, on Mac includes three parts.
Part 1. Remove MS Office 365 Applications on Mac:
Step 1: Open Finder > Applications.
Step 2: Press “Command” button and click to select all the Office 365 applications. ‘
Step 3: Ctrl + Click the selected applications and then choose “Move to Trash”.
Part 2. Delete Office 365 Files from Mac:
Step 1: Open Finder. Press “Command + Shift + h”.
Step 2: In Finder, click “View > as List”.
Step 3: Then click on “View > Show View Options”.
Step 4: In the dialog box, tick “Show Library Folder” and click “Save”.
Step 5: Back to Finder, head to Library > Containers. Ctrl + click or right-click on each of these folders below if present, and select “Move to Trash”.
Step 6: Click the back arrow to go back to Library folder. Open “Group Containters”. Ctrl + click or right-click on each of these folders below if present, and select “Move to Trash”.
Part 3. Remove Office Apps from Dock:
Step 1: If any Office apps are put in the dock on your Mac. Locate each of them.
Step 2: Ctrl + click and choose “Options”.
Step 3: Select “Remove from Dock”.
After all the steps above, restart your Mac to finish the uninstallation for MS Office completely.
If you require further assistance please contact the Help Desk.
What is the difference with Office 2016?
The desktop versions of Office you can download via Office 365, and Office 2016 you can purchase at the Software Center are the same software. Office 365 ProPlus actually refers to a licensing model with the added benefit of multiple installations and free upgrades. It will run in reduced functionality though (read-only) if your Office 365 subscription ends. (see more details on the differences)