Office 365 for staff

Office 365Office 365, which boasts all the features of Office 2013, is available to staff to install 15 personal devices (this means up to 5 computers, up to 5 tablets and up to 5 phones). This online platform allows you to use the Microsoft Office productivity suite anywhere and anytime on a desktop, laptop or mobile device. You can sync work across devices for a seamless working experience.

 

Install Office 365 on your desktop computer

  1. Navigate to https://portal.office.com.
  2. Enter your preferredname.surname@uct.ac.za email address in the username field. Leave the password field blank and click Sign In.
  3. Enter your UCT staff number and password on the UCT Single Sign On page and click Sign In.
  4. When the Office 365 portal opens, click Install now to install the latest version of Office.
     

    NOTE: If you are using an Apple Mac, on the Office page, under Install Office 2016 for Mac, select Install to begin downloading the installer package. Once the download has completed, open Finder, go to Downloads, and double-click to install the application.

 

Deactivate Office 365 on your device

You may need to deactivate one of your Office 365 licences, for instance, if you want to install Office 365 on a new device and have run out of activations.

  1. Navigate to https://portal.office.com.
  2. On the Office 365 log on page, enter your preferredname.surname@uct.ac.za email address in the username field. Leave the password field blank and click Sign In.
  3. Enter your UCT staff number and password on the UCT Single Sign On page and click Sign In.
  4. On the Office 365 portal.
    • Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner > Office 365 settings.
    • Click Software in the left menu Software > Office.
  5. On the list of the devices you have installed the software on click Deactivate next to the device you want to deactivate.

NOTE: ICTS does not provide support for OneNote. You may install this application on your various devices, but you do so at your own risk.

 

Office 365 for students