If you are still using Office 2016, you might be missing out on the latest features and benefits of Microsoft 365. Microsoft 365 is a subscription service that gives you access to the most up-to-date versions of Office apps, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. You also get 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage, Skype minutes, and other online services that enhance your productivity and collaboration.
In this article, we will show you how to upgrade from Office 2016 to Microsoft 365 in a few easy steps. You can choose from different plans depending on your needs, whether you are a home user, a business user, or an enterprise user. You can also try Microsoft 365 for free for one month before you decide to buy.
Step 1: Check your system requirements
Before you upgrade to Microsoft 365, make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements for the latest version of Office. You can find the system requirements here[^1^]. If your computer does not meet the requirements, you might need to upgrade your hardware or operating system first.
Step 2: Sign in to your Microsoft account
To upgrade to Microsoft 365, you need a Microsoft account that is associated with your Office 2016 product key. If you don't have one, you can create one for free here[^3^]. If you already have one, go to your Microsoft account dashboard[^1^] and sign in with your email and password.
Step 3: Choose your Microsoft 365 plan
Once you sign in to your Microsoft account, you will see a list of Microsoft 365 plans that are available for you. You can compare the features and prices of each plan here[^2^]. Choose the plan that suits your needs and budget, and then select Buy now or Try for free.
Step 4: Download and install Microsoft 365
After you purchase or start your free trial of Microsoft 365, you will be prompted to download and install the Office apps on your computer. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation process. Depending on your browser, you might need to select Run, Setup, or Save File. You might also need to allow the app to make changes to your device.
When the installation is finished, you will see a message that says "You're all set! Office is installed now" and an animation that shows you where to find the Office apps on your computer. Select Close to exit the installer.
Step 5: Activate and start using Microsoft 365
To activate Microsoft 365, open any Office app, such as Word or Excel. You will be asked to agree to the license terms by selecting Accept. In most cases, Microsoft 365 will activate automatically. However, if you see the Microsoft Office Activation Wizard, follow the prompts to activate your subscription.
You can now start using Microsoft 365 and enjoy its features and benefits. You can also install it on other devices, such as tablets and phones, by signing in with your Microsoft account. To manage your subscription account, such as changing your billing options or canceling your subscription, go to Services and subscriptions[^1^] on your Microsoft account dashboard.
Upgrading from Office 2016 to Microsoft 365 is a simple and worthwhile process that gives you access to the latest and best version of Office. You can choose from different plans that suit your needs and budget, and enjoy online services that enhance your productivity and collaboration. You can also try Microsoft 365 for free for one month before you buy.
If you have any questions or issues with upgrading to Microsoft 365, you can contact Microsoft Support[^1^] for help. They offer web support and phone support 24/7. 061ffe29dd