Office 365 for home Quick Start

With a subscription to Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal, you get:

  • The latest Office apps, like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • The ability to install on PCs, Macs, tablets, and phones.

  • 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage.

  • 60 Skype world minutes per month.

  • Frequent updates and upgrades not available anywhere else.

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Redeem your key, sign in and install Office

Is this a new subscription that came with a product key? Go to and redeem your key.

  1. Go to

  2. Sign in with your Microsoft account.

  3. On My Office Account, select Install.

Want to reinstall or install Office on another computer? Go back to Step 1.

Need more detailed steps or want to install the 64-bit version of Office? See the Step-by-step installation instructions.

Important: Are you using Office 365 operated by 21Vianet in China? If so, sign in with the username and password that you created or someone in your organization in China created on your behalf at

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Get Office on your mobile device

Click to set up Office and email on Android devices

Android phones and tablets
From Samsung to Nexus, you can use Office apps and email on your Android.

Click to set up Office and email on iOS devices

iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
Easily use Office apps and email almost anywhere with your iOS mobile device.

Click to set up Office and email on Windows phones

Windows phones or tablets
Set up your Windows Phone or Windows 10 device with Office and email.

Upload files to OneDrive

  1. Sign in to

  2. Select OneDrive in the Office Online app launcher.

  3. Select Upload and choose Files or Folders.
    Or drag and drop onto the window.

Screenshot showing where to upload files in OneDrive

Share Office 365 Home with your household

Note: Sharing your subscription is only available with the Office 365 Home plan. If you have an Office 365 Personal subscription and want to upgrade, please see Switch from Office 365 Personal to Home.

  1. Sign in at to go to your My Office Account.

  2. Select Share Office 365.

  3. Select Add people.

  4. Choose how you'd like to share your subscription: Email invitation, Microsoft family, or One-time link.

The Share Office 365 section of the My Account page before the subscription has been shared with anyone.

Activate Skype minutes

  1. Sign in at

  2. Select Activate your Skype minutes.

  3. Select Activate.

Screenshot showing where to Activate Skype minutes.

Save photos and videos from your mobile device to OneDrive

With OneDrive on your Android, iOS or Windows 10 mobile device, you can use OneDrive to automatically save and backup every photo or video to the cloud. Choose your device to learn how:

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Create files and folders in OneDrive

  1. Sign in to

  2. Select OneDrive in the Office Online app launcher.

  3. Select New.

  4. Choose the type of file or folder you would like to create.

Screenshot showing how to create a file or folder in OneDrive

Share files and folders

  1. Sign in to

  2. Select OneDrive in the Office Online app launcher.

  3. Select a file or folder.

  4. Select Share.

  5. You can Get a link or share by Email.

Screenshot showing how to share a file in OneDrive

Use Skype minutes

  1. Select Dial pad Skype_Dial pad in Skype.

  2. Select the Choose country/region drop-down arrow to select a country code for the number you’re dialing.

  3. Type in a phone number.

  4. Select Call or press enter to start the call.

Note: If you don't have Skype yet, download the app from or Google Play Store.

Screenshot showing where to make a phone call with Skype
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