Office 365 - Outlook and Outlook on the web System Requirements

If you intend to use Microsoft Outlook or OWA (Outlook Web App) to interact with your Office 365 account, please review the system requirements for the supported versions.

* Important: Microsoft XP End of Support - April 2014

For complete details on the different versions (including licensing) of Microsoft Office available, please review Microsoft Office for UW-Owned and Personally-Owned Computers at UW-Madison.

Outlook 2016/2013 for Windows (included within Office Suite)

  • Windows 10/8/7 (32-bit Office can be installed on 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit Office can only be installed on 64-bit operating systems.).
  • 1 GHZ or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set.
  • 1 GB RAM (32-bit) (2 GB RAM 64-bit recommended for graphics features, Outlook Instant Search, and certain advanced functionality).
  • 3 gigabytes (GB) of disk space.
  • DVD drive or connection to a local area network (if installing over a network).
  • 1024 x 768 or higher resolution monitor.

Outlook 2010 for Windows (included within Office Suite)

  • *Windows XP* with Service Pack 3 (SP3) - Supports only the 32-bit edition or Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows 7/8 - Supports both 32-bit or 64-bit editions.
  • 500-megahertz (MHz) processor or higher.
  • 512 megabytes (MB) OF RAM recommended for accessing Microsoft Outlook data files larger than 1GB.
  • 2 gigabytes (GB) of disk space.
  • CD drive or connection to a local area network (if installing over a network).
  • 1024 × 576 or higher resolution monitor.

Outlook 2016 for Mac (included within Office Suite)

  • A Mac computer with an Intel processor.
  • Mac OS X version 10.10 or later.
  • 1 GB of RAM recommended.
  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space.
  • HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus).
  • DVD drive or connection to a local area network (if installing over a network).
  • 1280 x 800 or higher resolution monitor.

Outlook 2011 for Mac (included within Office Suite)

  • A Mac computer with an Intel processor.
  • Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later.
  • 1 GB of RAM recommended.
  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space.
  • HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus).
  • DVD drive or connection to a local area network (if installing over a network).
  • 1280 x 800 or higher resolution monitor.

OWA (Outlook on the web)

Outlook App for iOS

Outlook App for Android




Keywords:microsoft office 365 o365 outlook owa web apps 2011 2013 2016 requirements recommended supported browsers operating os versions office suite mac   Doc ID:30136
Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2013-05-13 12:15 CDTUpdated:2016-05-13 09:31 CDT
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