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Microsoft Office 365

Last Updated: 11/04/2015


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, Office desktop applications, SharePoint, and Lync Online.

Office 365 Login

Access your Office 365 online applications by logging into the Office 365 portal page with a combination of your CULoginName and IdentiKey password.

Only CULoginName will work for accessing Office 365 applications, not the common preferred email address format of first.last (as shown below).

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What applications do I receive?

All faculty, staff, and students (alumni are currently excluded) receive the following applications during the initial implementation of Office 365 on the CU-Boulder campus:

Office Online service information

Office Online

Collaborate with Word, Powerpoint, Excel, OneNote online

ProPlus information

Office ProPlus

Free desktop and mobile versions of Microsoft Office

OneDrive Service information


Online file storage (1 TB capacity)

Exchange Service information

Exchange Online

Email, shared calendars and contacts, and tasks.

Lync service information

Lync/Skype for Business

Instant messaging, online meetings, voice and video conferencing, and screen sharing

Sharepoint service information


Web content creation and document management

Exchange Online Migration

The Exchange Online email and calendaring application (replacing the Exchange 2007 service) is being rolled out department by department during the spring 2015 semester to assure the migration to Exchange Online is as seamless as possible. Visit the Exchange Online page to learn more about this migration.


  • 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!
  • Free Software: The Office 365 ProPlus program allows current CU-Boulder faculty, staff and students to download the latest versions of Microsoft Office software at no cost.

Who can get it

Affiliation What apps you receive
Faculty & Staff Office Online, One Drive for Business, SharePoint, and Lync Online. Exchange Online will be rolled out during the spring 2015 semester.
Students & Retirees Office Online, One Drive for Business, SharePoint, and Lync Online