Best practices for deploying Office 2016 to Mac clients

The Best Practices Guide includes deployment recommendations and real-world examples from the Office 365 Product Group and delivery experts from Microsoft Services. For a list of all the articles, see Best practices guide for deploying Office 365 ProPlus.

This article defines the system requirements and deployment information for Office 2016 for Mac.

System requirements

The following table lists the standard system Office System Requirements. However, system requirements are subject to change. Therefore, see System requirements for Office for the most current Office system requirements.



Operating system

Mac: At least Mac OS X 10.10

Computer and processor

Mac: Intel Processor


Mac: 4 GB of RAM

Disk space

Mac: 6 gigabytes (GB) available, HFS + hard disk format


Mac: 1280 x 800


Current or immediate previous versions of Internet Explorer

Current version of Safari, Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge


PC: .NET 3.5 required, some features may require .NET 4.0, 4.5, or 4.6 CLR to also be installed

Office 2016 for Mac references

The following links provide detailed information about Office 2016 for Mac deployments:

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