Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus licence for CERN users

For installation of Microsoft Office on your CERN Mac, please check: Mac Self-Service.

Independently to availability of Microsoft Office from the Mac Self-Service, ​CERN users who have a CERN mailbox [1] and a specific affiliation [2] type are now eligible for the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus licence, which enables them to download Office products for their Windows PC or Mac and to enable full functionality of Microsoft Office apps on their smart devices.

In order to get the Office 365 ProPlus licence, please submit a request through CERN Service Desk. Once the licence has been granted to your CERN account, you will be able to use this account to logon at and download the applications for Windows PC or Mac from there, or to use this account to log on in the Office apps on your smart devices.

Please note the granted licence might be revoked in the future.

The Office 365 ProPlus licence enables to you to install Office 365 ProPlus on up to 5 Windows PCs or Macs and to use it on 5 tablets (Windows, iPad and Android) and 5 smartphones. This licence is renewable every 12 months.

Office 365 ProPlus on Mac includes:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook

Microsoft Office is already available for installation from the CERN Mac Self-Service, so you don't need Office 365 ProPlus licence to install Office on your CERN Mac. However, you may use this licence to run Microsoft Office on your home Macs, on your tablets or smartphones.

Please note that OneDrive for Business in Microsoft cloud is currently not available to CERN users. Instead, we recommend using CERN Box or  OneDrive on CERN Social.

Please check also: Electronic delivery of Microsoft Windows for Work at home.


[1] Having a CERN mailbox and a "" e-mail address is necessary to log on to Office 365. Users who don't have it can enable it using the CERN Account Portal (including an optional forward to an external non-CERN e-mail address).

[2] The following affiliations are not eligible for Office 365 ProPlus licence: ENTC, EXMP, EXTN, RETR. In addition, having a CERN mailbox is a technical pre-requisite for getting access to the Office 365 ProPlus licence. You may check your afflication type on the CERN Account Portal.

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