Office 365 is currently available in five editions. Three of them are for business use: Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business, and Office 365 Business Premium. Two of them are for home/personal use: Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal. However, only one of them offers a free trial — Office 365 Home. This Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial explains how to go through the process of obtaining the free, one-month trial for Office 365 Home, which includes the desktop versions of Office 2016. For Windows, this includes Access 2016, Excel 2016, OneNote 2016, Outlook 2016, PowerPoint 2016, Publisher 2016, and Word 2016, as well as Microsoft OneDrive. In a subsequent EE video Micro Tutorial, I show how to install the downloaded desktop versions of those Office 2016 modules in a Windows 7 system.
Enter your email or phone for your Microsoft account, your password, and click the "Sign in" button.
4. Go through the payment process
Even though it is a free trial, you must provide a payment method and go through the payment process. So be prepared with a credit/debit card or a bank account or PayPal. If you are unwilling to provide a payment method, you cannot get the free trial.
5. Go through the install process
As part of the Office 365 Home subscription, you get licenses to install Office on five PCs or Macs, five tablets, and five smartphones. Click the "Install" button.
6. Download the installer for the Office 2016 desktop apps
You may choose to download/install whatever versions you want. In the video, I selected the Office 2016 desktop apps for Windows by clicking the "Install" button.
7. Save the downloaded installer
Click the "Save File" button to save the downloaded installer (a Setup.exe file).
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