Office 365 Security Changes  – Installing Office 365

Jackson College has started to make security changes that may cause versions of Office that are earlier than Office 2016 to not be able to connect to our Microsoft 365 environment. These changes will also impact other mail clients typically pre-installed with the operating system. To ensure that you are not impacted by these change please follow the directions below to install the latest version of Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) on your personal device.

There will be more changes in the future to ensure the safety and security of our Jackson College users and data. These future changes will limit the accessibility of our Microsoft 365 environment from older and less secure software and technology. Information Technology will communicate how these future changes will impact our operations and will recommend the best path to follow to leverage the full functionality of our Microsoft 365 environment.

If you are using a Jackson College owned device please contact us before installing Office 365 so we can determine how to best assist you.  You may call us at 517-796-7639 or email us at

How to install the latest version of Office 365 on Windows, MAC, or mobile devices

Windows PC

To download and install Office 365 please client here or visit
You will see a drop down menu to install office that looks like image below

image that shows drop down menu to install Microsoft 365








If you have a MAC computer or would like alternate directions for Windows please use the link below

Download and install or reinstall Microsoft 365 or Office 2019 on a PC or Mac – Office Support

Mobile Devices

Click here to learn how to install Office 365 Apps on your mobile device.