Tip: Return easily using http://go/office365/.)
What is Office 365?
Office 365 is Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite. It includes the following elements:
- Microsoft Office Applications for Macs and PCs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) - see Microsoft Office.
- E-mail, including Exchange (the system that hosts all Middlebury e-mail) and Outlook Web Access (aka go/webmail), a web-based mail client.
- OneDrive, a file storage utility that allows you to either manage your files through a Web browser or sync them locally with a client application that you download to your computer or mobile device. (If you've heard of Dropbox, it's similar, but more secure.) See OneDrive
FAQs to explore common questions.
- Office Online, a set of online software (including Word, Powerpoint, and Excel) that lets you create and edit Microsoft documents from within a Web browser and store them in OneDrive. (Some features are unavailable; for full-featured editing use Office 365, which can save directly to OneDrive.)
- Groups, a single collaboration solution for teams/groups that want a place to share discussions, files, calendars and notes in a unified way that is easy to find. Office 365 Groups is the new solution for email distribution lists here at Middlebury, replacing the Lyris solution previously available. Visit the Office 365 Groups wiki page to learn more.
How to Learn More About Office 365 Apps
Microsoft's General Resources for All Apps
- Office Training Center
- Office Quick Start Guides- both online AND downloadable guides
- Office Quick Start Guides for Macs - downloadable guides
LinkedIn Learning Courses - OneDrive
- OneDrive for Business Essential Training (50 mins total)
- Learning OneDrive (53 mins total)
- OneDrive Quick Tips (26 mins total)
Microsoft Office Support - selected topics
- What is OneDrive for Business? [2 min video]
- How to upload files to OneDrive [1 min video]
- Sharing Files in OneDrive [2 min video]
- How To Track Changes in Word Online
- Please note that these changes will be saved, but not displayed until you use the desktop version of word. Check out Microsoft's documentation on how to track changes in desktop Word for more help.
- If you are using track changes to help with group work, check out Microsoft's documentation on working together with their online suite!
- For Google's set of similar online applications, see Google Apps.