Getting started

Step 1. Sign up for an SFU Microsoft 365 account

Microsoft 365 is available to all current SFU faculty, staff, and students with a Microsoft 365 account. You can sign up for an SFU Microsoft 365 account via the SFU M365 Sign-up page.

Note: It may take up to one hour for the account to be ready. 


Step 2. Log in at Microsoft 365 Portal

1. Once your account is ready, go to the Microsoft 365 Portal.

2. At the Microsoft login screen, enter your SFU email address (i.e., Make sure to include the "".

3. You will then be re-directed to SFU CAS login screen. Log in using your SFU Computing ID and password.

Step 3. Install on devices (Optional) 

All current SFU faculty, staff and students are eligible to install Microsoft 365 for free on up to 5 individual-use devicessuch as laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

1. Log in to the Microsoft 365 Portal, if you have not already done so. Please refer to the section above for login instructions.

2. Select "Install Office", located at the upper right of the page.

3. Choose "Office 365 apps" from the drop-down menu.

4. Follow the directions at the prompt to complete the installation.

For a step-by-step illustration on how to install Microsoft 365 on a PC or Mac, please visit Microsoft's Support Page for more information.

How do I install Microsoft 365 on my university-managed device? 

If you are an SFU faculty/staff and you hold a university-managed device, Microsoft 365 applications should be pre-installed on your device.

Please contact the IT Service Desk at or 778-782-8888 for any software inquiries/installations.

I am an alumnus, a retiree, an adjunct professor, or an emeritus professor, can I install Microsoft 365 on my device?

SFU alumni, retirees, emeritus and adjunct professors are eligible for Office 365 online to help facilitate working with the University community. This furnishes all the Office services, but does not allow for downloadable desktop installs of Office. The Office suite is still available in a browser.


Need help? Please see our collection of FAQs or visit the how-to guides.

For additional assistance, contact the IT Service Desk at or 778-782-8888.