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Remote Access to Microsoft Office Desktop Applications for Students


Remote Access to Microsoft Office Desktop Applications for Students


Please Note:  When using this remote environment, you must save all your files to cloud storage (such as One Drive) before you logoff or the session times out. The remote environment deletes all files upon exit.


1. Open a web browser and navigate to  
2. Click login in the top right  

3. Login with your Montco Username and Password  

4. In the search bar at the top of the webpage, start typing Microsoft Office. A tool called “Microsoft Office - Desktop - Remote Access” will show up under the search. Select this tool.  

5. Note that there is a waiting period for the virtual machine to turn on. This will typically take less than 2 minutes.  

6. Click on the start menu in the virtual machine after it finishes loading.  


Select the Microsoft Office application that you would like to use.



8. After the application launches, please enter your student email address and click Continue  


Sign in your college email address.

9. Enter your Montco Username and password  

10. The application will now open for use.  
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