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WebStore, Microsoft 2019 and Newer Product release
With the release of Microsoft Office 2019 desktop products as Click-to-Run installation technology only.
As part of Microsoft's ongoing plan to transition its desktop software products to Named User Licensing, the 2019 version of the Microsoft desktop product has been released with Click-to-Run installation technology only. Microsoft is not providing MSI as a deployment methodology for these desktop products for versions 2019 and newer.
Software titles affected:
Office 365 ProPlus 2019 and newer
*Office Professional Plus 2019 and newer
Project Professional 2019 and newer
Visio Professional 2019 and newer
Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus is the most efficient way to obtain the most current version of the Microsoft Office Pro Plus suite for both Windows and Mac computers.
All University of Illinois students, staff, and faculty have access to Office 365 Pro Plus via the Office portals for their campus. You can find informational offers on WebStore here about accessing Office 365 Pro Plus.
Project Professional Named User licenses (Project Pro Online) are available from WebStore.
Visio Professional Named User licenses (Visio Online) are available from WebStore now.
These desktop products can be installed from the Office 365 Portal.
There are alternate deployment methods available to the IT community such as using Technology Services Endpoint Services, device-based activation (currently available for the Urbana campus), the Office Deployment tool and a serialization process for Office 2019 Pro Plus for Mac. These WebStore offers intended for IT Pros have been updated with helpful details. For more information about deploying Click-to-Run products with the Office Deployment Tool, click here.
The Office Customization Tool creates the configuration files that are used to deploy Office in large organizations. These configuration files give you more control over an Office installation: you can define which applications and languages are installed, how those applications should be updated, and application preferences. After creating the configuration files, you can use them with the Office Deployment Tool to deploy a customized version of Office.
Office 365, 2019, 2021 Activation:
Office installed via Office 365 is activated by the user signing in with their University NetID and Password (Office 365 account)
Office installed via the Office Deployment tool or via SCCM is activated by the user signing in with their University NetID and Password (Office 365 account)
Office installed with Device Based Subscription will activate as a device against the Office 365 tenant.
* Office Professional Plus 2019 and 2021 are different from Office 365 ProPlus.
There is no KMS activation available from the campus KMS activation server. You will see this version as an option in the MS Office Customization Tool but you should not use this version. Please contact WebStore to discuss activation options for this versions that are not Office 365.
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