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How do I use Office 365?

 

What is Office 365? How is it different from Microsoft Office?


"Office 365" is a service which joins Office suite applications with the online web apps of Office Online, as well as Skype for Business web conferencing, Exchange Online e-mail and cloud storage with OneDrive. With a new Office 365 account, you can use Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Mail through your web browser. You will also get access to download and install the latest full versions of the Office suite for your personal computer. All current OU users currently have Office Online access through Office 365.

Office Online for 365 - Currently open for all OU users at https://portal.office365.com/
Office Online Mail for 365 - Migration of local Exchange accounts to Office 365 is now complete. Faculty, staff and students are now able to access email at https://portal.office365.com/.

To access the new Office 365, please visit https://portal.office365.com/ and log in with your OU e-mail address as the username and your OU password. Additional details on logging in are available here.
 

How do I use Office 365?


Instructional guides and videos are available through Microsoft and also through Lynda.com. Please see the pages below for more.

Microsoft - Office 365 Training Center

 Lynda.com - Up and Running with Office 365 

 

Will Office 365 work with my copy of Office?

Office 365 works best with the latest version of Office for Mac and Windows. Office 365 works with slightly limited functionality with Office 2007 and 2010, and with almost complete functionality on Office 2011 and 2013. If you have an earlier edition of Office on your laptop or desktop computer, it is recommended you update to a newer version of Office to use Office 365. Current versions of Office are available to download through https://portal.office365.com/. Instructions for installing these programs can be found here.
 

How do I add my Office 365 Mail account to my Phone?

Office 365 mail accounts can be set up on your phone, tablet or computer. If you have an existing OU mail account on these devices, it will need to be removed. Once removed, you can then add your new 365 account. Once your OU mail has been migrated to Office 365, please see the following pages for instructions to remove your old OU mail account (if present) and add your new Office 365 mail account:

Set up Office 365 and Mail on Your iOS Device (iPhone and iPad)
Set up Office 365 and Mail on Your Android Device
Set up Office 365 and Mail on Your Windows Phone
 

How do I setup my Office 365 Account on my Computer or Device?

Office 365 mail accounts can be set up on your phone, tablet or computer. If you have an existing OU mail account on these devices, it will need to be removed. Once removed, you can then add your new 365 account. Note that the removal and new account addition process make take several hours depending upon the speed of your connection and amount of mail in your OU mail account.

Please see the following pages for removing your old OU mail account (if present) and adding your new Office 365 mail account:

Office for Mac
Setup Office 365 in your Outlook 2011 for Mac
Setup Office 365 in your Outlook 2016 for Mac

Office for Windows
Setup Office 365 in your Outlook 2013 and 2016 for Windows
 

Is Internet access required for Office 365?


Internet access is required to install and activate your Office 365 desktop suite. Internet connectivity is also required to access Office 365 cloud services, including Office Online, Exchange email and Skype for Business. Your Office 365 will be maintained as long as you are affiliated with OU and have an OU e-mail account.

 

What is the cloud?


“The cloud" is a friendly way of describing web-based computing services that are hosted on the Internet. By storing your data online, you are able to access your Office 365 cloud saved files and folders from any computer with internet access.

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