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As Middlebury [http://go.middlebury.edu/cloud transitions services to the cloud] for improved convenience and accessibility, we'd like to provide some basic terminology for reference. Click the name in bold for more information.
 
* '''The Cloud''': refers to files or services located elsewhere and accessed via the Internet, as opposed to being hosted locally on Middlebury's servers. This approach allows for cost savings due to scale, and better accessibility from off-campus.
 
* '''[[Office 365]]''': Microsoft's name for all of their cloud services, including Hosted Exchange (Outlook Web Access aka [http://go.middlebury.edu/webmail Webmail]), OneDrive, Sharepoint, Office Online, etc.
 
**'''[[Office 365#OneDrive|OneDrive]]''': Microsoft's file storage and sharing service. You can [http://go.middlebury.edu/onedrive access OneDrive via the Web], get the mobile app on the appropriate app store, or [http://go.middlebury.edu/getonedrive download the OneDrive app for Windows or Mac].
 
* '''[[Google Apps|Google Apps for Education]]''': Google's name for their cloud services, also known as Google Suite. Includes [http://go.middlebury.edu/gdrive Google Drive], [http://docs.google.com Google Docs]/Sheets/Slides, etc.
 
** '''[[Google Apps#Google Drive|Google Drive]]''': Google's file storage and sharing service, similar to OneDrive or Dropbox. You can [http://go.middlebury.edu/gdrive access Google Drive via the Web], get the mobile app on the appropriate app store, or [http://go.middlebury.edu/getgdrive download the Google Drive app for Windows or Mac].
 
  
==Why should I care?==
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As Middlebury [http://go.middlebury.edu/cloud transitions services to the cloud] for improved convenience and accessibility, we'd like to provide some basic terminology for reference.<br/> &nbsp;
Middlebury is moving more and more services to the cloud. As of late 2016, we've already moved e-mail to Office 365, and we're currently focusing on "home" directories on [[Middfiles]]. We'd like you to move your data from your home directory to either OneDrive or Google Drive ASAP. (If you haven't been using any of those services, now's the time to start so your data is backed up!!) For instructions, see [[Migrating Files from Middfiles using OneDrive]].
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*'''The Cloud''': refers to files or services located elsewhere and accessed via the Internet, as opposed to being hosted locally on Middlebury's servers. This approach allows for cost savings due to scale, and better accessibility from off-campus.
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:*All students, faculty, and staff can store files in OneDrive and/or Google Drive cloud storage using their Middlebury account (''username@middlebury.edu'') and password.
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:*All students, faculty, and staff have a cloud-hosted Exchange e-mail account.<br/> &nbsp; 
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*'''[[Office_365|Office 365]]''': Microsoft's name for their entire range of cloud services, including Hosted Exchange (Outlook Web Access aka [http://go.middlebury.edu/webmail Webmail]), OneDrive, Sharepoint, Office Online, etc.
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**'''[[Office_365#OneDrive|OneDrive]]''': Microsoft's file storage and sharing service. You can [http://go.middlebury.edu/onedrive access OneDrive via the Web], get the mobile app from the appropriate app store, or [http://go.middlebury.edu/getonedrive download the OneDrive app for Windows or Mac].<br/> &nbsp; 
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*'''[[Google_Apps|Google Apps for Education]]''': Google's name for their entire range of cloud services, also known as [http://go.middlebury.edu/gapps Google Suite]. Includes [http://go.middlebury.edu/gdrive Google Drive], [http://docs.google.com Google Docs]/Sheets/Slides, etc.
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**'''[[Google_Apps#Google_Drive|Google Drive]]''': Google's file storage and sharing service, similar to OneDrive or Dropbox. You can [http://go.middlebury.edu/gdrive access Google Drive via the Web], get the mobile app from the appropriate app store, or [http://go.middlebury.edu/getgdrive download the Google Drive app for Windows or Mac]. '''The [http://go.middlebury.edu/getgdfd Google Drive for Desktop app] is recommended for use with your Middlebury Google account.''' See our [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ILv50pODZStDf3PnbnDLSjRew45GkoFmZ35I83QQfwE/edit#heading=h.kck7y7k4ok52 Google Drive notice] for more information about Google's products, including feature comparisons. 
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Latest revision as of 14:25, 11 March 2021

As Middlebury transitions services to the cloud for improved convenience and accessibility, we'd like to provide some basic terminology for reference.
 

  • The Cloud: refers to files or services located elsewhere and accessed via the Internet, as opposed to being hosted locally on Middlebury's servers. This approach allows for cost savings due to scale, and better accessibility from off-campus.
  • All students, faculty, and staff can store files in OneDrive and/or Google Drive cloud storage using their Middlebury account (username@middlebury.edu) and password.
  • All students, faculty, and staff have a cloud-hosted Exchange e-mail account.
     
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