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How To Get Office 2016 With A 365 ProPlus Account

By Chris Newman •  Updated: 10/23/15 •  2 min read
Obtaining Office 2016 with 365 ProPlus Account

A Little Background

I was literally pulling out my hair trying to figure out how to get my hands on the new Office 2016 for my PC. I personally have an Office 365 ProPlus account and could not determine why when I hit the upgrade button, I just reinstalled Office 2013. For some reason, Microsoft decided to exclude this group of subscribers from the Office 365 launch. Not cool...

Luckily, I have a HUGE newsletter-base with super smart people who pointed me in the direction of how to upgrade to Office 2016 right now instead of waiting until the February 2016 release date (like all the non-365 users). Since this isn't (in my opinion) visually documented too well on the web, I decided to document how to tweak your Admin settings so you too can bypass all the hair pulling and get your download now!

The Steps To Download Office 2016 with ProPlus

Step 1: Login to Office 365 (www.office.com) and go to your Admin Settings

Download Office 2016 with 365 ProPlus Account

Step 2: In the left pane, expand the Service Settings group

Step 3: Click the Updates option

First Release Setting Office 365

Step 4: You will need to switch your selected option button from Standard to Entire Organization or Select People

First Release Setting Office 365

Step 5: Go back to the main Office 365 page and click the Install hyperlink

Download Office 365 ProPlus version

Step 6: Look at that! You now how the option to download either Office 2013 OR Office 2016. That's much better 🙂 

Oh yeah, I was so excited, I almost forgot to tell you what to do.....close out of any Office programs you may have opened and click the Download button.

Download Office 365 ProPlus version

Hope That Helps!

I really hope you were able to follow along and you are now able to download Office 2016. Let me know in the comments section if this worked for you, or if you have any insight as to why Microsoft decided not to roll out Office 2016 to us ProPlus users until February 2016.

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Chris Newman

Chris Newman

Chris is a finance professional and Excel MVP recognized by Microsoft since 2016. With his expertise, he founded TheSpreadsheetGuru blog to help fellow Excel users, where he shares his vast creative solutions & expertise. In addition, he has developed over 7 widely-used Excel Add-ins that have been embraced by individuals and companies worldwide.