Enter the product key, click to select the Attempt to automatically activate my product online check box, and then click Continue. Click Install Now. When a dialog box appears that informs you that the configuration is successful, click Close.
Complete the activation. Start an Office application. Follow the instructions to complete the activation. Verify the activation status. Restart the Office application. In the Office application, click the File tab, and then click Help. Notice the activation status.
Open a Command Prompt window. Click Start, type cmd in the Search box, right-click cmd. In the User Account Control dialog box, click Yes. Install the additional product key, and then activate Office Professional Plus The Readiness Toolkit includes the Readiness Report Creator, which creates an Excel report with VBA macro compatibility and add-in readiness information to help your enterprise assess its readiness to move to Office ProPlus.
Assess your infrastructure and environment To decide how to upgrade to Office ProPlus, you should evaluate your infrastructure and environment, including the following: Number and distribution of your clients, including required languages. IT infrastructure, including operating systems, mobile device support, user permissions and management, and software distribution methods. Network infrastructure, including connections to the Internet and internal software distribution points.
Cloud infrastructure, including existing Office capabilities, user licensing, and identity. Your assessment of these components will influence how you want to upgrade. For more information, see Assess your environment and requirements for deploying Office ProPlus. The download includes an Excel file that lists all the Group Policy settings and the new policy settings for Office ProPlus. Choose how you want to deploy Office ProPlus You can deploy Office ProPlus from the cloud, from a local source on your network, or with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager or another software distribution solution.
Which option you choose depends on your environment and business requirements. Deploying from the cloud, for example, minimizes your administrative overhead, but could require more network bandwidth. Deploying with Configuration Manager or from a local source, on the other hand, offers more granular control over the deployment of Office ProPlus, including which applications and languages are installed on which client computers.
For more information, see Plan your enterprise deployment of Office ProPlus. Choose how often to update Office With Office ProPlus, you can control how frequently your users receive feature updates to their Office applications.
For more information, see Overview of update channels for Office ProPlus. Plan for additional languages You can install language accessory packs after you've deployed Office ProPlusin one of its base languages. There are two ways to install language accessory packs: Have your users download and install the language accessory packs that they need from the Office portal.
People tend not to read this sort of fine print, but this bit is kind of important. Generic pic of an office worker, white collar job. Some people interpret this as meaning that the retail license is now similar to the OEM license, which covers copies of Office that come pre-installed on a new computer. Under an OEM license you can only run Office on that specific computer. If you buy a new computer, you can't uninstall that OEM copy of Office from your old computer and reinstall it on the new one.