Office 365

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
    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


LinkedIn Learning Courses - OneDrive



Microsoft Office Support - selected topics



  • For Google's set of similar online applications, see Google Apps.
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