Installing Microsoft Office and Azure Developer Tools on Personal Devices

University of Dayton faculty, staff and students have the ability to install Microsoft Office for free on personal devices by creating a Microsoft account with their University email address (e.g. To install Microsoft Office on University devices, contact the UDit ServiceCenter at (937) 229-3888.

Additionally, faculty and students can download Microsoft Azure developer tools for educational purposes (i.e., taking or teaching a class).  University staff are not authorized to install these additional tools for everyday work.


Creating a Microsoft account (first time only)

  1. Open a web browser and go to
  2. Click on the Enter your school email address field and enter your University of Dayton email address

  3. Click on the Get Started button and follow the instructions.

    NOTE:  You are creating a separate Microsoft account.  This account is not synced with your University account credentials (i.e. University username and password).  Changing your password for this account will NOT change your University password and vice versa.
  4. Set up secondary contact information in case you need to reset your password.


Installing Microsoft Office on your personal computer (students, faculty, staff)

Once you have created a Microsoft account, Microsoft Office can be installed through the Office Portal.

  1. Open a web browser and go to
  2. Sign on with your Microsoft account credentials that were created with your University email address (e.g.
  3. Click on the Install Office link to install the Office 365 applications.


Accessing Microsoft Azure developer tools (students and faculty ONLY)

The Azure developer tools are available to faculty and students for educational purposes (i.e. teaching or taking classes).  Access these tools with your Microsoft account credentials that were created with your University email address (e.g. University staff are not authorized to install these tools for everyday work.

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  1. Open a web browser and go to  Click on Sign In.

  2. Sign in with the Microsoft account credentials click on Next.

    Enter your Microsoft account password when prompted.  The first time you access the Azure Dev Tools, you will be prompted to accept the terms of agreement.  Select the “I agree” box and click on Accept terms.
  3. You may be prompted to view a Microsoft Azure tour.  Click on Maybe later to continue.

  4. Click on the Software link to view available software titles.

  5. Select the appropriate software title.  Some software installations (e.g., Microsoft Project) may require a license key. To obtain the license key, click on the View Key button. Copy and paste the license key into a blank word processing document for later use.

  6. Click on the Generate URL button.

  7. Click on the copy icon next to the URL.  Paste it into your browser and install the software.

    If you are prompted to enter the license key information during or after the installation process, copy and paste it into the appropriate field.

    NOTE: To navigate back to the software list after an installation or if you visited another section of the Microsoft Azure site, click on Search field at the top of the web page and type Education and press the <ENTER> key.  Click on the Software link.



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