Microsoft Office 365 Education

Activating Office 365 and Teams

To use Microsoft products, you need to register with your institutional account:

  • Access the Microsoft website and enter your address ( or in the box. Other addresses are not enabled for registration.
  • In the next screen select:
    • Student, for accounts 
    • Teacher, for accounts. Technical and administrative staff must also select this option.
  • Check your university mailbox. You will receive an email with a temporary password and a link to activate the account.
    It could take some time (even several hours) before the email is delivered, due to the current intense traffic. Wait and check your mailbox from time to time. 
    If you do not receive the email, check your spam box.
  • When you get the email, follow the instructions to activate the account. The temporary password must be changed to a personal one. 
    For security reasons, do not use the same password as you use for your unimi account.

Your account is now active.

If you see the message: "You already have an account"

If, upon selecting your user type,  you see the message: "You already have an account", it means that this account has already been created.

If you forget your password or don't remember creating this account, contact support.

Registration support

Due to systems overload, the activation code may be delivered to your mailbox with a delay (even a few hours). Please wait before contacting support and also check your spam box

If you do not receive the email within a day or you cannot finalize the procedure, please contact (the service is available during office hours between 8.30 and 17.00, Monday to Friday). Always state the username for which you are requesting registration. 


Teams is the Microsoft space for distance learning.

If you have received an activity alert from Teams, access the service to participate.

To access, you must have already registered for Microsoft Office 365 Educational services.

For the purposes of performance, please download and install the Teams app  on your PC or mobile phone.

Students and staff of the University of Milan can install all Microsoft Office 365 Education products for free, pursuant to the Microsoft licensing agreement for the education sector.

The products can be installed on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, such as Windows, Android and iPad tablets.

Thanks to Office 365 Education, students and staff can download Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access applications for free (the latter two are only available for PC).

You can also use Office 365 products as web apps, without installing them on your computer.

If you already have Office 2010 Professional (or a later version), please do not install Office 365, due to potential compatibility conflicts.

These packages are already compatible with Office 365; therefore, it is better to register and install Microsoft Teams only.