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Microsoft Software

Microsoft Office

For university-owned computers, your options are:

  • Use Microsoft Office 365, a cloud-based suite of applications that does not require installation. (Recommended)
  • Download Microsoft Office for installation on a computer. (Please note that this option is only for experienced IT Professionals.)

For personally-owned computers, your options are:

  • Use Microsoft Office 365, a cloud-based suite of applications that does not require installation. (Recommended)
  • Download Microsoft Office software for use on a personal computer via the Office 365 apps program.

For mobile devices (university- and personally-owned):

Other Microsoft Products

For university-owned computers:


Microsoft Office 365 is provided at no cost to the CU Boulder campus. There are costs associated with other Microsoft software. Contact OIT Software Licensing for a quote.


If you need assistance downloading or accessing software, please contact the IT Service Center at or at 303-735-4357.