Use my current Office for Mac apps with Office 365

Your organization recently got Office 365 and you have a Mac computer or iPad. No problem. Office 365 is compatible with the Mac and a variety of devices, including iPad and iPhone. You can use all the features and services in Office 365, including Outlook Web App and Lync (Lync: An Office program that provides instant messaging, a contact list, audio and video conversations, online meetings, desktop sharing, and more.) for online meetings.

This article helps you set up your Mac computer or iPad to work with Office 365. After a few updates, you’ll be able to communicate and collaborate with your colleagues. And because Office is cross-platform–compatible, it doesn’t matter if your colleagues have PC or Mac computers.

To go mobile you can use Office 365 on your iPhone or iPad.

 Note    Learn about installing the latest version of Office on your Mac.

What do you want to do?


Update my current Office for Mac apps to work with Office 365

After you’ve signed in to Office 365 for the first time, you’ll want to make sure your current Office desktop applications work with Office 365. If you’re currently using Office for Mac Home and Business 2011, you can update it to work with Office 365 .

  1. Open an Office application (for example, Word for Mac 2011).
  2. On the Help menu, click Check for updates.
  3. Choose Automatically.

Set up Outlook for Mac 2011 to work with Office 365

  1. Open Outlook for Mac 2011.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
  • If this is the first account you’ll be creating in Outlook for Mac 2011, under Add an account, click Exchange account.
  • If you've already created an email account for a different email address, in the lower-left corner of the Accounts dialog box, click + to add an account, and then click Exchange.
  1. On the Enter your Exchange account information page, in the E-mail address box, type your full user ID, for example, christopher@contoso.onmicrosoft.com.
  2. In the Method box, make sure User name and password is selected.
  3. In the User name box, type your full user ID again; for example, christopher@contoso.onmicrosoft.com.
  4. Type your password.
  5. Make sure Configure automatically is selected, and then click Add account.

After you click Add account, Outlook for Mac 2011 performs an online search to find your email server settings.

  1. When a dialog box asks you if you want to allow the server to configure your settings, select the Always use my response for this server check box, and then click Allow.

After the new account is created, you'll see the account in the left pane of the Accounts dialog box.

  1. Close the Accounts dialog box.

After the new account is created, you can view your mail by clicking the new account name in the navigation pane.

Participate in online meetings with Lync (Lync: An Office program that provides instant messaging, a contact list, audio and video conversations, online meetings, desktop sharing, and more.)

If your organization is using Lync for Mac 2011 (available at no additional charge with Office 365) you can use it with your Office 365 account.

  • To use Lync for Mac 2011, see Set up Lync for Mac 2011 for Office 365. When you’ve completed the setup, you’re ready to lead or participate in online meetings.
  • If your organization isn’t using Lync for Mac 2011, you can still participate in online meetings by using Lync Web App.

Lync Web App provides many features found in Lync for Mac 2011, including meeting-wide instant messaging (IM), phone-based audio, sending files to other participants, and viewing the screen that is being shared by the presenter.

 Note   Before you can participate in an online meeting, you must receive an email invitation from someone who is using the Lync (Lync: An Office program that provides instant messaging, a contact list, audio and video conversations, online meetings, desktop sharing, and more.) client on a Mac or a PC.

To prepare for your first online meeting using Lync Web App

  1. Before you use Lync Web App for the first time, you need to install Silverlight on your Mac. To install Silverlight, go to the Get Microsoft Silverlight page and follow the instructions.
  2. After Silverlight is installed on your Mac, it’s a good idea to check your online meeting readiness. Open your online meeting email invitation.
  3. Click First online meeting? at the bottom of the invitation.
  4. On the First online meeting? page, click Meeting readiness, and then follow the instructions.
  5. If you are prompted to download the Lync Web App add-in, follow the instructions.

To join an online meeting

  1. When it’s time for the meeting, open your online meeting email invitation, and then click Join online meeting in the invitation.
  2. In the Lync window that opens, click one of the following links:
  • Try Lync Web App
  • Join the meeting using your web browser
  1. Lync Web App is displayed in a web browser window.
  2. When prompted, enter your user ID and password.

System requirements for Mac-based operating systems

These tables list the Mac-based operating systems, browsers, and applications that are compatible with Office 365.

Desktop applications Supported operating systems
Office for Mac 2011 Service Pack 3 or later Mac OS X 10.6 and later
Web services Supported operating systems Supported browsers
Outlook Web App

Mac OS X 10.5 and later

Supported browsers for Outlook Web App
Office Online

Mac OS X 10.5 and later

Safari 5 and later

Latest version of Firefox

Latest version of Chrome

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Mac OS X 10.5 and later

Safari 5 and later

Latest version of Firefox

Lync Web App

Mac OS X 10.4.8 and later

Safari 5 and later

Latest version of Firefox

Lync for Mac 2011

Mac OS X 10.5.8 and later

Safari 5 and later

Latest version of Firefox

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