Deployment guide for Office for Mac

This guide is intended to help administrators and other IT professionals to plan, implement, and maintain deployments of Office on devices running macOS in their organization.

There are several versions of Office that are referred to in this guide:

  • Office for Mac, which is available with any Microsoft 365 (or Office 365) plan that includes the Office desktop apps. For example, the Microsoft 365 Business Premium plan or the Office 365 E5 plan. This version is updated on a regular basis to provide new features. It also receives security and quality updates, as needed.

  • Office LTSC for Mac 2021, which is available through a volume licensing agreement. This version receives security and quality updates, as needed.

  • Office 2019 for Mac, which is available as a one-time purchase from a retail store or through a volume licensing agreement. This version receives security and quality updates, as needed.

Note

Support for Office 2016 for Mac ended on October 13, 2020. For more information, see End of support for Office 2016 for Mac.

This guide covers the following areas:

In addition to this guide, other information is available to help admins with Office for Mac deployments, including the following sites: