M365: System Requirements

The system requirements in the below apply to M365 Office ProPlus, and applications such as Exchange Online and Power BI.


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

Note: 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.

macOS: No graphics requirements.

Operating system
Windows OS: Windows 10 SAC, Windows 8.1

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.

The current version of Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Chrome. Most M365 apps also work with the latest version of Firefox; however, Firefox does not support all Microsoft Teams meeting features. 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.

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.

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.

NOTE: Effective October 13th, 2020, M365 services will only support Office client connectivity from subscription clients or the following Office perpetual clients: Office 2019 and Office 2016.

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