Office 365

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

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.
      • Folders cannot be directly uploaded in most browsers. Instead, create the folder in OneDrive in the web interface, then upload the contents.
    • 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 "Next Generation" client from Microsoft's download site.

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.

What is the quota or limit for file storage?

5TB (5,000 GB).

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