Microsoft Office 365

Last Updated: 11/03/2014

Overview

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based suite of solutions that includes Exchange Online as the email and calendaring environment, as well as collaborative office applications such as Office Web Apps, SharePoint, and Lync Online.

Microsoft Office 365 Project

CU-Boulder is currently in Phase II of the Email and Calendaring plan, which focuses on the migration of faculty, staff, and retiree email accounts from the campus Microsoft Exchange server to Exchange Online. In addition, as part of this phase, all CU-Boulder faculty, staff and students will be provided access to Microsoft Office 365's collaborative tools such as Office Web Apps, SharePoint, and Lync Online. For more information on the project timeline and implementation status, visit the Microsoft Office 365 project page.

Who will be able to get it

Affiliation What you will receive
Faculty & Staff Email and calendaring (via Exchange Online) and Microsoft Office 365's collaborative tools such as Office Web Apps, SharePoint, and Lync Online
Students & Retirees Microsoft Office 365's collaborative tools such as Office Web Apps, SharePoint, and Lync Online

 

Benefits

  • Mobility: Work from virtually anywhere using trusted Office applications across your favorite devices--PCs, Macs, and mobile devices--and seamlessly move and work with your Office documents locally on your device or in the online environment.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with teammates, partners, and customers with documents that are always up to date and accessible from almost anywhere.
  • Communication: Microsoft Lync serves as your communication and presence hub making it easy to see when someone is available, connect via instant message, audio or video calls and host online meetings.
  • Content Management: SharePoint Online makes it easy to set up and manage online communities, wikis and blogs, make customized forms and create and manage content and documents.
  • Exchange Online: Access email and calendars on the go and keep everyone in sync with enterprise-grade email and shared calendars. And, move up to 50 GB quotas; that's 50 times more quota than the current campus Exchange service!