Microsoft Office is now available

Jun 14, 2016
As a Dana-Farber employee you are able to install the software on a PC/Mac, phone, or tablet. You will have 5 user licenses per class of device; 5 PC/Mac, 5 phones, and 5 tablets for a total of 15 possible installs on personal devices. NOTE: These licenses will be revoked upon exiting DFCI, and the software will revert to a limited functionality state.


Partners PCs

You can identify a Partners PC by labels annotated as “Partners Healthcare System”, “Device #” and barcode. Additionally, Partners PCs will have a grey and red window for a screensaver and login. If a machine you’d like office installed on is a Partners PC, the installation is being managed by a project with our colleagues in Information Services. To learn more about this roll out, please email


All other computing devices - PC/MAC:

Use a web browser to go to and enter your DFCI email address

On the next page, enter your Partners User Name

Next enter your email password

Click the button on the right “Install Now”


Phones and Tablets:

On mobile devices, Office is available on iOS phones and tablets, Android phones and tables, and WinOS phones and tablets.

Follow the link in the Microsoft portal page “Get Office on your devices” and follow those instructions.


PLEASE NOTE: It is suggested that if you are concerned about compatibility of complicated Excel worksheets, Access databases, or applications which integrate with Office, that you install the new Office on a test machine and validate that your files or third party software still work as expected.

PLEASE NOTE: Microsoft One Drive is not recommended for the hosting of important documents or files as this cloud volume is not backed up, and files deleted from One Drive will be unrecoverable.


For more information and links to educational material, please visit the Office 365 project FAQ page.


If you are unable to log into the portal, please contact the help desk @ 617-632-3399 or submit a ticket to with the description “DFCI Research – Provision Office 365 account for non-standard devices.”