Office 2016 for Mac is the recommended version of Office for Mac and includes all the latest upgrades and new features. Beginning September 22, 2016, Office for Mac 2011 will no longer be available for installation from the Office 365 portal.

How does this affect me?
Your users will no longer see Office for Mac 2011 as an option for download through the Office 365 portal. For users who already have Office for Mac 2011 installed, Microsoft will provide customer support and troubleshooting through October 10, 2017.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?
We recommend users install Office 2016 for Mac to have the latest and greatest features and support. To install Office 2016 on your Mac, in the Office 365 portal, go to Settings > Office 365 settings > Software.

What should I do if I have Mac OS X 10.9 or older?
Please contact the ITS Help Desk to discuss your installation options.

Note: To install Office 2016 for Mac, you must be running Mac OS X 10.10 or later.

Please click the following link to access the Office 365 portal, and get Office 2016 for Mac:

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November 28, 2016