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Install Office365 Using Your UWNetID

Working at the University of Washington has its perks and one of them is being able to install Office365. This allows you to install the application onto your personal computer and have access to all Office apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneDrive which includes 1TB of cloud storage.

Alternatively, Office365 is available for online use via a web browser. Log in with your UWNetID credentials to the Outlook on the Web (OWA). Click on the App Launcher icon (9-point grid) in the main menu to view the Office Apps available on the web.

Online Security
Anyone who uses OWA on a public computer must be sure to sign out completely from the OWA site, close the browser, and sign out of the computer, to secure your account.

How to install Office365

To install Office365 please follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Outlook on the Web (OWA)
  2. At the top left of the page, click Located at top left of page, then click Office 365 ->on the right
  3. On the new page there is a link labeled, Install Office ˅ -click and a drop down appears
    • Click Office 365 apps
    • Clicking Other install options will display your account settings
  4. For now, click Office 365 apps to begin
  5. The download will commence and a window will open showing you the location of where it will be downloaded
  6. Click OK
  7. Depending on your browser, you may see the completed download at the bottom of the browser
    • Once downloaded, proceed to click the download to execute the install or go to the location of the download
  8. The install is automatic and will finish shortly

Add Shared NetID Account to Outlook on Macs

A Shared NetID account allows you to add additional email accounts without having to enter a password as long as your NetID has been added to the access group. Please contact your IT administrator for additional information.

Follow the steps below once you have confirmed that your NetID has been added to the SendAs group for the Shared Mailbox account.

  1. Open Outlook
  2. On the Menu bar, at the very top of the window, click Tools
    • Then click Accounts…
  3. In the Accounts window, click the Advanced… button located at the bottom right of the window.
    • Click the Delegates tab.
    • In the bottom window labeled, Open these additional mailboxes:, click the + symbol towards the bottom of that window.
    • Enter the shared netid account.
    • Select the appropriate account.
    • Click Add.
    • Enter additional accounts as needed.
    • Click OK.
    • Close the window.

Additional Assistance

UW-IT: Add a Shared Mailbox in Outlook

Add Shared NetID Account to Outlook

  1. From within Outlook, click on File in the main menu
  2. Click on Account Settings, then Account Settings again [ Screenshot ]
  3. Clink New [ Screenshot ]
  4. In the Name field, put the Shared NetID
  5. In the Email field, put in the shared email address
  6. Type in the password and retype the password [ Screenshot ]
  7. Click Next
  8. If a Windows Security window pops up, type in the password for the Shared NetID [ Screenshot ]
  9. Click OK
  10. A UW NetID login page will appear, put in the Shared NetID and password
  11. Click Sign In [ Screenshot ]
  12. The Shared NetID email account will be added, though you may need to restart Outlook for it to show