Office 365 refers to the Microsoft service plans that include access to Office applications plus other productivity services that are enabled over the Internet (cloud services). Office 365 includes plans for use at home and for business. Office 365 plans for business include services such as Skype for Business web conferencing and Exchange Online hosted email for business, and additional online storage with OneDrive for Business.
The Office 365 plan also includes the desktop version of the latest Office applications, which users can install across multiple computers and devices. The fully installed applications include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. (Publisher and Access are available on PC only.) And you can install them across multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, Android tablets, Android phones, iPad, and iPhone. When you have an active Office 365 account that includes the desktop version of Office, you always have the most up-to-date version of the applications.
This is provided at no cost to all enrolled students, faculty and staff.
Microsoft Office is the name we still use for our familiar productivity software. Office suites are available as a one-time purchase and include applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, which can be installed on only one PC or Mac. The applications are not automatically updated; to get the latest version, you can purchase the product again when the new version becomes available. The latest versions currently available for one-time purchase are Office 2016 for Windows and Office 2016 for Mac.
NOTE: If you wish to download/install from on-campus Wi-Fi, you MUST be on the MassBay FacStaff or the MassBay Student network; the process will NOT work on the MassBay Guest wireless network.
To access this service please click the link below. Your username will be your account name followed by @massbay.edu and your password is the same that you use for everything else.
Example: Joe Student would be email@example.com
Here is a brief tutorial video that will help walk you through the process: