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Action

Follow these steps to determine which version of Microsoft Office is running on your computer.

Instructions

Windows users

Follow these instructions on the Office support site for finding out which version of Office you're using

  1. Open any Office application, such as Word, and start a new blank document. 
  2. Then select File:
  3. Click Account:

    If you do not have Account, click Help instead to see which version of Office you are running.

  4. Click About Word:

    or

     
  5. On the window that pops up, you'll see the version you are running:

    If you see...

    You are running...

    You should...

    Microsoft Word for Microsoft 365 MSO
    Shared Computer Activation

    Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise (a.k.a. M365)

    On a University computer: Do nothing - you're all set!

    Microsoft Word for Microsoft 365 MSO 
    License ID: (many numbers and letters)

    Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise (a.k.a. M365) for personal use

    On a University computer: Install M365 from Software Center

    On a personally-owned computer: Do nothing - you're all set!

    Any other result:

    • Microsoft Word for Office 365 MSO


    • Microsoft Word 2019 MSO


    • Microsoft Word 2016 MSO


    • Microsoft Word 2013


    • Microsoft Word 2010

    One of these versions:

    • Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus
    • Microsoft Office 2019
    • Microsoft Office 2016
    • Microsoft Office 2013
    • Microsoft Office 2010

    On a University computer: Install M365 from Software Center

    On a personally-owned computer: Get Microsoft 365 apps for personal use

Mac users

Follow the instructions on the Office support site for determining your version of Microsoft Office. When you view your version number, keep in mind that:

  • Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac starts with version number 16.17 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac starts with version numbers 15.x through 16.16
  • Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac starts with version number 14.x
    1. Go to Outlook and choose About Outlook.
    2. In the dialog box that opens, you can see the version number as well as the license type. In the example below, the version number is 16.50 and the license is UAlbany's Microsoft 365 Subscription:

    3. UAlbany-managed and personally-owned Mac computers should be using Microsoft 365 Subscription. If you have an older version of Office on your Mac computer, follow these instructions to get Microsoft 365 Apps.


Need more help? Contact the ITS Service Desk.