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Office 365 Desktop Apps

Microsoft Software Available for No Cost

Eligible CU Boulder faculty, staff, and students can download the latest versions of Microsoft 365 software at no cost. All available applications (dependent on device) may be installed on up to 5 computers and 5 mobile devices. The desktop applications (shown below) are available for download using your and IdentiKey password on the Microsoft 365 Software page (Windows and macOS only).

Available Applications

Refer to the following table for available applications on your computer or mobile device:


Who can get it

  • Microsoft 365 Apps are available at no cost to all eligible CU Boulder faculty, staff and current students.
  • Microsoft 365 Apps are provided to employees (faculty and staff) who have specific HR appointments that correspond to what is collectively known as “knowledge workers”, or employees who need a computer to perform their work. If you are unable to download Microsoft 365 Apps, and believe you should have access, please fill out the New Microsoft 365 Apps License form on the OIT Messaging and Collaboration Request Portal. 
  • Faculty (excluding Faculty Emeritus) and staff who retire from the university will lose access to Microsoft 365 Apps upon retirement.

For additional information about what happens to your account after graduation or leaving the university, visit the Microsoft 365 Apps FAQ page

How to get it

Desktop Applications

For desktop applications on Windows and macOS, open a web browser and go to the Microsoft 365 Software page. Download and begin installing the software package. Once prompted enter your and IdentiKey password to activate the applications on your device.

Mobile Applications

To find available applications for your mobile device, you can search for the name of the application in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Tap on the one of the links below to go directly to the application download location: