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Offering benefits way beyond programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, Outlook and more, Microsoft 365 is a suite of productivity, storage, multi-media and business applications that allows you to collaborate and share your work across campus, teams and classes. You can access O365 applications by logging in at: Sign-in using your university email address and password.

Please note: Microsoft changed the Office 365 brand name to Microsoft 365. Only the name changedthere are no changes to the applications. 

DuoMFA and Microsoft 365

Implementation of multi-factor authentication (MFA) with Microsoft 365 applications - including email - began mid-2020. The university uses Duo to provide additional authentication to prove you are who you say you are before accessing the Microsoft 365 suite of applications from on-campus, off-campus or your mobile device.

OIT recommends using the Microsoft Office 365 desktop or mobile device applications for access to all these programs. You will only be prompted for for authentication about once every 90 days when using the desktop applications. If you use a web browser to access Microsoft 365 apps, you will be prompted for authentication with each new browser session. 

Next steps

First: Install the Duo app on your preferred device (we highly recommend doing this on your smartphone).

Second: Be sure you register for Duo from your laptop or desktop computer. (Printable Duo registration and installation instructions available here.)

Once you install the Duo app, register for Duo and select your authentication method and device; then you're all set! (Please note: If you already installed and registered for Duo as a VPN or VDI user, you don’t have to register again.) 


General use: A Duo MFA challenge is good for 90 days for the same device. However, if you then log in from outside our trusted network using a different device or from a web browser, you will be challenged again by Duo MFA.

Linux Users: With the implementation of MFA when using Microsoft 365 products, you will need to keep your browser open or you will be required to authenticate at the beginning of each new session. Be sure you have installed the most recent browser for Linux.

Get Started

You can access all of your applications across any platform on any device! Office is available free on up to 5 PCs or Macs (and other mobile devices) to current CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus faculty, staff and students. Learn how-to:

  • Install Office 365 Pro Plus - Windows
  • Install Office 365 Pro Plus - Mac
  • Install Office 365 Pro Plus - Mobile
  • Quick access

    You can access O365 applications by logging in at: Sign-in using your university email address and password.

    1.) If you have access to Microsoft Office ProPlus, you can download your software by clicking on the menu icon in the upper left once you’ve logged in to O365. 

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    2.) To get to downloads, click on the 'Office 365' link.

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      3.) Click on ‘Install Office' in the upper right corner.

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      Microsoft software available to university constituents

      ProductStudents (full or part-time)Faculty & Staff (full or part-time)AlumniRetireesSponsored users/POIs
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      Microsoft 365 Cloud Applications

      • Office
        • Word
        • Excel
        • PowerPoint
        • OneNote
      • OneDrive (online file storage)
      • SharePoint (web content creation, document management and collaboration)
      • Teams (messaging, tasks, online meetings and collaboration app)
      • Sway (interactive web-based canvas for presentations)
      • Forms (for surveys, quizzes and more)
      • Yammer Academic (private social network)
      • Stream (uploading and sharing videos)
      • Flow (creating workflows between apps)
      • PowerApps (creating instant apps with no code)





















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      Microsoft Office Pro Plus

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      5 licenses per person

      • Outlook
      • OneDrive
      • Word
      • Excel
      • PowerPoint
      • OneNote
      • Publisher and Access (PC Only)















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      Office 365 Frequently Asked Questions