Office 365 upgrade

Last updated: 22 April 2021

Install Office 365

You can upgrade your laptop to Office 365 when it’s convenient for you.

The new software gives you access to the latest Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc), along with additional features such as Teams – which you are already using.

It also means you can access Office 365 24/7 from any device, as long as you’re connected to the internet.

There’s no need to come into Spencer Close or book in with IT – you can install it from home when you are ready. This could be at the end of the day or on a Friday before you log off for the weekend.

Installation and activation guidance

If you have any of the following programmes on your laptop, you must contact the Arden & GEM team direct before you start your Office 365 software installation:

  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Skype

Book Office 365 training

Training sessions will start on 26 April 2021 for 12 weeks, until mid-July.

Book onto Office 365 training online.

Follow the How to book an Office 365 training session guide if you need help.

Sessions will be held on Microsoft Teams and last an hour, with 45 minutes set aside for training and 15 minutes for a Q&A. Each session has a maximum capacity of 20, so make sure you book on in good time.

By the end of the session you will:

  • have an overview of Office 365, its features and how you can use them
  • know where to go to find the online versions and desktop apps
  • have knowledge of the differences between Office 2010 and Office 365
  • have a basic understanding of the differences between cloud versus shared drives
  • know where to find additional training – Microsoft and organisational

Training materials

Quick reference training guides

Training videos

Help and support

Contact the Arden and GEM IT Service Desk on 0300 123 020 if you experience any issues while installing Office 365, or following installation.