Using Microsoft Office at Home


It turns out that with the Microsoft licenses we need here at work, you can use Office at home for no additional cost on multiple computers.

Follow the steps below:

As a user with a Microsoft E3 license, you are entitled to install the full Professional version of Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, and OneNote) for up to five (5) devices.  Although Access and Publisher are not available for Mac computers, everything else is installable.

To do so, sign into Starling Outlook on the Web via https://login.microsoftonline.com and sign in with your Starling e-mail address and password (this should match your Windows login password).

At the upper-right, you should see:

The site will detect the operating system and will only present the applicable installation options.  Click the link to INSTALL OFFICE.

You may choose whether to download 32-bit or 64-bit for Windows. Microsoft by default recommends 32-bit, but 64-bit allows for use with large data sets (e.g., Microsoft Excel spreadsheets with LOTS of data or PowerPoint integrating many images or high-def videos). For most people, we recommend the 64-bit version if the computer is a newer device (e.g., 64-bit version of Windows).

Click INSTALL Office and the downloader will launch.

Click RUN and the software will install; it will indicate when it completes.

To activate your installation, just launch one of the applications (e.g., Microsoft Word) and sign in with your Starling e-mail address and password. This will activate all of them.

** NOTE: The Starling E3 license entitles subscribers to maintain the latest version of Office; as Microsoft releases new editions every 18-24 months, E3 users can download and install it.