Best practices: Office 2016 Mac client install for cloud managed

The Best Practices Guide includes deployment recommendations and real-world examples from the Office 365 Product Group and delivery experts from Microsoft Services. For a list of all the articles, see Best practices.

This article describes how Cloud Managed should design and deploy Office 2016 for Mac. Because they have a very limited Mac population, users should self-manage and self-service from the Office 365 portal.

Office 365 portal deployment

In a deployment situation where the user is downloading Office 2016 for Mac from the Office 365 software Portal, the following guidance is recommended: Download and install or reinstall Office 365 or Office 2016 on your PC or Mac. If Office installation fails, see What to try if you can't install or activate Office 2016 for Mac.

For a user to install Office 2016 for Mac from the Office 365 portal, the user must have administrative privileges on their client device.