Microsoft Office


QSG supports Microsoft Office for Windows and Microsoft Office for the Mac.  For Windows, the Office suite includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access.  For Macs, the Office suite includes Word, Excel and Powerpoint but not Access.

How to acquire a copy

For use on University owned computers:

Please contact CFC IT (QSG) at

For use on personal computers: 

  • Microsoft Office for employees - Current UM employees are eligible to purchase one copy of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 (PC) or Office Home and Business 2016 for Mac to be installed on one personally owned device. This offering is for a perpetual license (i.e. one time only purchase as opposed to subscription-based yearly software licensing purchases) 

  • Microsoft Office 365 for studentsOffice 365 ProPlus is one of the subscription service plans in the new Office and is available to all currently enrolled UM students for free.  Students may install Office 365 ProPlus on 5 PCs or Macs and 5 mobile devices.

Who manages the license

For UM owned computers, the University of Montana has a site license

Where to go for support

Forestry 202