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Computer and processor

Windows OS: 1.6 GHz or faster, 2-core. 2 GHz or greater recommended for Skype for Business

macOS: Intel processor


Windows OS: 4 GB RAM; 2 GB RAM (32-bit)

macOS: 4 GB RAM

Hard disk

Windows OS: 4 GB of available disk space

macOS: 10 GB of available disk space; HFS+ hard disk format (also known as macOS Extended) or APFS Updates may require additional storage over time.


Windows OS: 1280 x 768 screen resolution (32-bit requires hardware acceleration for 4K and higher)

macOS: 1280 x 800 screen resolution


Windows OS: Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX 9 or later, with WDDM 2.0 or higher for Windows 10 (or WDDM 1.3 or higher for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update). Skype for Business requires DirectX 9 or later, 128 MB graphics memory, and 32-bits-per-pixel-capable format.

Operating system

Windows OS: Windows 10 SAC, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2019 or Windows Server 2016. Please note Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise will be supported on Windows Server 2016 through October 2025

macOS: One of the three most recent versions of macOS. When a new version of macOS is released, the macOS requirement becomes one of the then-current three most recent versions: the new version of macOS and the previous two versions.

For the best experience, use the most current build of any operating system specified above. Product functionality and feature availability may vary on older systems (Search Lifecycle Policy).


The current version of Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Get more details.

.NET version

Windows OS: Some features may require .NET 3.5 or 4.6 and higher to also be installed. Microsoft Teams requires 4.6 or higher.


Video calls & meetings:

For a better experience with video calls and online meetings, we recommend using a computer that has a 2.0 GHz processor and 4.0 GB RAM (or higher). The optional Blur my background video effect requires a processor with Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2) support. See Hardware decoder and encoder driver recommendations for a list of unsupported decoders and encoders.

Teams requires a USB 2.0 video camera, a microphone, and an audio-output device in order to utilize its full range of calling and meeting features.

Teams live events:

If you are producing a Teams live events, we recommend using a computer that has a Core i5 Kaby Lake processor, 4.0 GB RAM (or higher) and hardware encoder. See Hardware decoder and encoder driver recommendations for a list of unsupported decoders and encoders.


Advantages of Office 365 for Education

  • Secure Digital hub for classrooms
  • Simplified and class management
  • Free training on adoption of Office 365 for education
  • Access anytime, anywhere, and from any Android, iOS, PC or tablet device
  • Enable collaboration among students and teachers
  • Secure online storage for notes, files & media
  • Digital hub for classrooms

Keep remote student engaged

Make your online classes fun and engaging with features for question and answer session with real time interactions between students and teachers.

Schedule classes

Plan your class schedules ahead  of time and let students know what time to be available for classes and set reminders so that they never miss a moment.

Stay connnected

Never miss a beat with digital classrooms across several devices with support for Android, iOs and Windows.

Personalize your workspace

Work the way you love with several options to customise your teams experience . Give all students and teachers an equal-opportunity platform with various accessibility features

Give homework & assignments

Provide a more traditional experience ser business-class email through a rich and familiar Outlook experience you can access from your desktop or from a web browser. Get a 50 GB mailbox per user and send attachments up to 150 MB.

Grade your students

Receive homework and assignments and grade them to keep track of the learners’ understanding, improvement and areas needing special attention

Create and store resources with OneNote

Create notes, share notebooks, combine images and resources to build unique learning materials that can be easily shared between teachers and students

Prepare your students for the future

Introduce your students to Office 365 and build mastery with the software knowledge valued by employees