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Microsoft 365

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About Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based service that is designed to meet your email, calendar, and collaboration needs, along with several other applications and services available to you as a member of Wright State.

Note: CaTS is the service owner for Microsoft 365, however applications and services reside on Microsoft network servers. Frequent additions and changes to these applications and services are rolled out by Microsoft, and may not appear at the same time for all University members due to the time it takes for cloud-based changes to appear in individual accounts. For an overview of when changes will be made, visit the Microsoft 365 Roadmap.

Available To

Students, Faculty, Staff

Benefits and Key Features

Microsoft 365 Mobile Apps

Apps are available for iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Find download and installation information on Microsoft's 365 Mobile Setup Guide.

Getting Started

Install Microsoft 365 Desktop Applications

Microsoft 365 allows members of Wright State to install the full version of Microsoft Office Suite on personal devices for free. You can install Microsoft 365 on five laptops/desktops, five mobile devices, and five tablets. 

Use the link below to install Microsoft Office on your computer, tablet, or mobile device.

Important Notes

  • When installing this software, use your Wright State Microsoft 365 email address and password. For account assistance, visit the Wright State Accounts page.
  • This process should ONLY be used for personal computers and devices.
  • For university-owned computers, see the Software Center website or contact the CaTS Help Desk.

Download Instructions

For instructions on how to download Microsoft 365 desktop applications, please visit

If you are having issues installing the desktop applications, you may need to request an Microsoft 365 license here: Microsoft License Request 


Microsoft 365 Basics Training Guide (PDF)


Microsoft Office 2021 Now Available for University Windows Computers

Thursday, February 2, 2023

CaTS has completed testing on the latest version of Microsoft Office, which offers features and necessary updates to performance and security. This new release is critical to ensure ongoing support for the University’s Windows computers.
What actions do I need to take on my University-Owned Windows computer? 

On January 30, the Microsoft Office 2021 self-service installation became available In Software Center.  CaTS recommends installing the latest version of Office at your earliest convenience.

Email Access Restored and Microsoft Teams Update

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Earlier this morning, users were unable to log in to their Wright State email and other Office 365 services. This issue has been resolved. However, if you continue to experience problems accessing email or other Office 365 services, please call the Help Desk at 937-775-4827.
Additionally, for those individuals who use Microsoft Teams, a new feature has been added allowing your meeting participants to join by phone. You may receive an email from Microsoft with more information regarding this new service. 

Resolved: Issues With Office 365's Automatic Email Forwarding

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Earlier issues with Office 365’s automatic email forwarding service have been resolved.

If you are still experiencing issues or have any questions, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at 937-775-4827, or email