Upgrade to Office 2016

January 9, 2017 / By: Information Technology Services
Microsoft Office 2016 is now available for all University of St. Thomas computers.

All university computers will be upgraded to Office 2016, the latest version of the Microsoft Office suite this Spring.

Information Technology Services highly recommends that university members take proactive steps to ensure they have the current version installed on their work computer using the instructions included below due to enhancements with Office 365, OneDrive, and increased security and features with Office 2016. This provides members an opportunity to become acquainted with the new features and identify any changes to performing essential tasks before the start of Spring semester. The installation generally takes about an hour, depending on network speeds, and will require a reboot at the end of the installation. 

Install Instructions

PC Computers:

NOTEIf you are running the Windows 10 operating system, then you already have Office 2016. This software was installed on all new computers that were replaced this past summer.

  1. Close any open Office applications including Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  2. Click on the Start Menu Icon for the start menu on the Windows 7 operating system.

  3. Type Software Center into the search box at the bottom of the menu
    Screenshot of where to search for the Software Center in the start menu of a Windows 7 operating system.

  4. Click on the search result for Software center
     Screenshot of where to select the Software Center in the start menu of a Windows 7 operating system.

  5. Click on the icon for Microsoft Office 2016 with Project
    Microsoft Office 2016 with Project is available in the Software Center on PC Computers

  6. Click Install
    Instructions on how to install Microsoft Office 2016 with Project in the Software Center on PC Computers

  7. Once the installation is complete, please restart your computer


Mac Computers

NOTE: Office 2016 requires Mac OS 10.10 or later. If you are running Mac OS 10.9, you will first need to upgrade your operating system before you can install Office 2016. To upgrade your computer to macOS Sierra, launch the Self Service app, locate “macOS Sierra,” and click Upgrade.

  1. Verify your Mac OS is up to date
  2. Go to your Applications Folder
  3. Launch the Self Service application
    Icon for the Self Service application on Mac computers.
  4. Find Microsoft Office 2016 and click Install.

  5. At the prompt, click Install.
  6. Wait for the software to download and install. You can follow the progress at the top of the Self Service window.
    Status bar for installing Office 2016 on a Mac computer through the self service application.
  7. Restart your computer
  8. Note the new Microsoft Office icons in your dock.
    Microsoft Office 2016 desktop icons on a Mac application tray