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About this Version 

Important! In order to install Office 2010, first unzip the contents of the office2010.zip file into a separate folder and run the setup-MIT.cmd.

Outlook 2010 is part of the Microsoft Office 2010 suite of applications. Outlook 2010 can be configured for either the MIT Exchange (integrated email and calendar) or MIT IMAP (email only) services. IS&T will continue to provide support for Outlook 2007.

A key change in Office 2010's user interface is the addition of the ribbon bar to Outlook. 

How to obtain

Faculty and staff
MIT departments, faculty, and staff may install this software on any MIT-owned computer, provided that it will only be used by current MIT students, staff, or faculty for MIT purposes only. Additionally, each faculty and staff member is allowed to install one version of MS Office Professional on one personally owned machine, provided that the software will be used for MIT purposes only. For more information, and to download the installer, go to IS&T's Microsoft Campus Agreement for MS Office Professional download site.

Students
Students are entitled to put one version of Microsoft Office Professional on a single personally owned machine. In addition, students may also run an additional virtualized copy of MS Office. For more information, and to download the installer, go to IS&T's Microsoft Campus Agreement for MS Office Professional download site.

System requirements

  • Processor: 1 GHz
  • Operating system: Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 3 (32-bit), Windows Vista with SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit or 64-bit) with MSXML 6.0 installed, Windows Server 2008 or later (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit). Terminal Server and Windows on Windows (WOW) (which allows installing 32-bit versions of Office 2010 on 64-bit operating systems) are supported.
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Disk space: 3.5 gigabyte (GB) available disk space
  • Additional requirements:
    • Display: 1024X768 or higher resolution monitor

Installing

Outlook is a component of Microsoft Office 2010.  For Office installation information see: Microsoft Office 2010

Once Outlook 2010 is installed on your PC, additional configuration may be required in order to use email at MIT. Choose your email type, IMAP or Exchange, in the using section below for more information and instructions.  If you're not sure which system you use, see: Q: How do I tell if my email is Exchange or IMAP?

Using