What is Microsoft Office(office.com/setup)?
Microsoft Office (office.com/setup) is a family of client software, server software, and services developed by Microsoft. It was first announced by Bill Gates on 1 August 1988, at COMDEX in Las Vegas. Initially a marketing term for an office suite (bundled set of productivity applications), the first version of Office contained Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Over the years, Office applications have grown substantially closer with shared features such as a common spell checker, OLE data integration and Visual Basic for Applications scripting language. Microsoft also positions Office as a development platform for line-of-business software under the Office Business Applications brand. On 10 July 2012, Softpedia reported that Office is used by over a billion people worldwide.
List of Microsoft Products :
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Onenote
- Microsoft Outlook
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft Project
- Microsoft Publisher
- Microsoft Visio
- Microsoft Word
- OneDrive for Business
- Microsoft Sway
How to activate Microsoft Office 2016
Pre-installed copies of Office may come with a product key, or it will activate over the Internet with no product key being required. If the product key is not required, please note that this is a limited time offer and expires six months after you activate Windows. The expiry date will be shown as below.
To find out if you need a product key, please follow these steps below:
- On Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, choose Start.
- Scroll down through your apps and choose Microsoft Office – the tile with the Office logo.
- In the window that opens, choose Activate.
- Do one of the following:
- If you are asked to sign in with your Microsoft account, that means you do not need a product key. Proceed to the next step below and enter your Microsoft Account.– OR –
- If you are asked to enter a product key, this means a key was included with your purchase. Look for it on your Certificate of Authenticity or a card in the packaging. If you cannot find it, contact your reseller. The key uses a combination of 25 letters and numbers and looks like this: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.Enter your key in the space provided.
- Sign in with your Microsoft account to activate the Office product that came with your device.
If you do not have a Microsoft account, select Sign up now and follow the prompts to create an account; or follow the steps to Create an account.
Remember this email address!
This Microsoft account email address and password are now associated with your copy of Office, and you will always use this account to sign in to the My Office Account page (www.office.com/myaccount) to install or reinstall Office, or to choose custom install options.
Internet access required
You need to be connected to the Internet to activate the Office product. If you are connected to the Internet and see the below error message, click the Help button to run the Network Troubleshooter tool. This tool will assist in determining the cause of your Internet connectivity issues.
How to Install Microsoft (office.com/setup)?
Installing Microsoft Office on a laptop is no different than installing the software on a desktop or netbook. Some low-end or older laptops may have smaller hard drives which limits how much data can be written to disk. In this case, you can set up a customized install to load only the important applications or features to the laptop, reducing the amount of space Microsoft Office takes up on the hard drive. Follow the given instructions:
1. Insert the Microsoft Office (office.com/setup) media disc into the DVD drive. Click “Start” followed by “Computer.” Double-click the disc drive if Windows fails to launch setup automatically.
2. Enter your product key when prompted and click “Continue.” Read the license terms and then check “I Accept the Terms of This Agreement.” Click “Continue.”
3. Click “Customize.” Select the first program or tool from the list and then choose “Run From My Computer,” “Run All From My Computer,” “Installed on First Use” or “Not Available” from the options.
4. Repeat the previous step for each application or feature. Click “Install Now” to install Microsoft Office to the laptop.
Conclusion : “Run From My Computer” installs the main application or tool to the PC but does not install subfeatures. “Run All From My Computer” installs the application and all of its subfeatures. “Installed on First Use” does not install the application or tool to the PC until it’s accessed and the DVD may be needed at that time, and “Not Available” indicates that the feature is not available for installation to the PC.
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