Last updated: March 23, 2018

Welcome to Office 2016!

Microsoft Office 2016 is now available for Macintosh and Windows Hamilton bar-coded computes on campus.   This web page will provide you with installation instructions, system requirements, and how to find help for the new versions and features.


In addition...

  • Windows users will see a number of improvements to familiar features, an updated clean look,  new charts in Excel, and new features like "Tell me" that will quickly take you to the feature you want to use. 
  • Macintosh users will enjoy the functionality of an expanded, easy-to-use "ribbon" menu, access to thousands of online templates, threaded comments,  and many improvements to familiar features.
  • Compatibility between Macintosh and Windows spreadsheets has been improved.

System Requirements for the upgrade

Windows 7 and above

OS 10.10 (Yosemite) and above

File Compatibility

Both the Mac and Windows versions can save files in older file formats.

Windows documents/files created with Office 2007 and above will open normally.  Files created in older versions of Office will open in compatibility mode.

Macintosh document/files created with Office 2008 and above will open normally.  Files created in older versions of Office will open in compatibility mode.

How to Upgrade to Office 2016

Windows upgrade instructions

Macintosh upgrade instructions

If you need assistance or encounter a problem, please contact the LITS Help Desk at 315-859-4181

How to use the new version

In addition to the Help menu that is included in each application, you might also find the Microsoft support pages listed below to be helpful.

You may also call the LITS Help Desk at 315-859-4181 for assistance with new features.


Windows - https://support.office.com/en-us/word

Mac - https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Word-2016-for-Mac-Help-c3292414-89c0-46e5-82a7-d55a1720f3bd


Windows - https://support.office.com/en-us/excel

Mac - https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Excel-2016-for-Mac-Help-2010f16b-aec0-4da7-b381-9cc1b9b47745


Windows - https://support.office.com/en-us/powerpoint

Mac - https://support.office.com/en-us/article/PowerPoint-2016-for-Mac-Help-89809457-4470-4f79-a4d6-835cd366f7d7

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