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===Who can use Office 365 at Middlebury?===
Middlebury's license covers faculty, staff, and students at Middlebury College in Vermont, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and the Middlebury Language Schools.
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Middlebury's license covers faculty, staff, and students at Middlebury College in Vermont, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, the Middlebury Language Schools, and the Middlebury School of the Environment.
  
 
==Additional Resources==
 
==Additional Resources==

Revision as of 14:19, 14 October 2016

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

Introduction

Office 365 is Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite. It includes the following elements:

  • 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.
  • 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 2016, which can save directly to OneDrive.)

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I upload and download files to OneDrive through the Web interface?

  1. Go to go/onedrive and login.
    • To add files, drag and drop them into the window, or click the Upload button. For a demonstration, see How to upload files to OneDrive (Microsoft video).
      • Folders cannot be directly uploaded in most browsers. Instead, create the folder in OneDrive in the web interface, then upload the contents. For this reason, if you have many folders and subfolders currently in Middfiles, we recommend using the desktop client to make the transition.
    • To download a file, select it and click the Download button.

Where do I get the OneDrive client for my computer?

Make sure to get the new OneDrive for Business client from Microsoft's download site (Windows), or the latest OneDrive for Mac.

How do I use the OneDrive client?

How do I choose what files and folders to sync locally?

In general, of the data stored on the server, it's best to only sync what you need down to your local machine, to avoid taking up unnecessary disk space. Sensitive data in particular should not be stored locally without extra security measures; please contact ITS if you have a need to store sensitive data on your hard drive. Of the data on your local hard drive, you should keep anything important to your work at the College in your OneDrive folder - otherwise, it is vulnerable to viruses, ransomware, accidents, hardware failure, etc.

Choose what files and folders to sync locally - PC

To select which folders to sync to your computer, right-click in your "OneDrive - Middlebury College" folder and select Choose OneDrive folders to sync from the menu. Any folders you choose not to sync will be backed up to the cloud but not downloaded to your local computer, and deleted from your local computer if they are already there.

Choose what files and folders to sync locally - Mac

  • Click the sync app icon in the menu bar on top, and click Settings.
  • On the Choose folders tab, check the box of the folders you want to sync.

Any folders you choose not to sync will be backed up to the cloud but not downloaded to your local computer, and deleted from your local computer if they are already there.

Migrating Files from Middfiles using OneDrive

We've created step-by-step instructions for migrating files from MiddFiles/MiddCloud to OneDrive, with some troubleshooting steps to cover problems that we anticipate may be more common. Please see the page Migrating Files from Middfiles using OneDrive.

What is the quota or limit for file storage?

5TB (5,000 GB).

Who can use Office 365 at Middlebury?

Middlebury's license covers faculty, staff, and students at Middlebury College in Vermont, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, the Middlebury Language Schools, and the Middlebury School of the Environment.

Additional Resources