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Office 365 System Requirements

There are loads of different elements which make up Office 365. Some of which require software to be installed on your computer. These are the minimum system requirements your machines will need to meet:

PC (Office 2013)



Computer and processor

1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86-bit or x64-bit processor with SSE2


1 GB RAM (32-bit); 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

Hard Disk

3.0 GB available disk space


1366 x 768 screen resolution


Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card

Operating System

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012


Supported browsers for Office 2013 and Office 365 (includes browser requirements for using Apps for Office and Word video playback)

.Net Version

3.5, 4.0, or 4.4


Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.

Multi-touch features require a touch-enabled device. All features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimised for use with Windows 8.

Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity:



Mac (Office 2011 for Mac)

  • A Mac computer with an Intel processor.
  • Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later.
  • 1 GB of RAM recommended.
  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space.
  • HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus).
  • DVD drive or connection to a local area network (if installing over a network).
  • 1280 x 768 or higher resolution monitor.

Additional items or services are required to use some features:

  • Certain online functionality requires a Windows Live® ID/Office 365 subscription.
  • Outlook® and certain features require Internet access (fees may apply).
  • Exchange support in Outlook 2011 requires connectivity to Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP1 RU4 or later.
  • Access to files stored on a SharePoint server requires connectivity to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or later.
  • Co-authoring requires SharePoint 2010 or a Windows Live ID.



If you have any concerns that your hardware is not suitable please contact us.