Office 365


Overview

Office 365 is the online cloud-based suite that includes simplified, online versions of popular Microsoft software. You can use Office 365 to share and collaborate with people inside and outside your organization. You can access and edit these documents at the same time as others using either the online version or the full desktop software.

You have access to Office 365, which includes OneDrive, OneNote, SharePoint, Teams, and Office apps like Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. You can install Office 365 on up to 5 personal devices:

  1. Go to Office 365 landing page and log-in using your user ID an password
  2. Click on Install Office
    View ScreenshotSelect All apps at bottom of left edge of screen.
  3. Choose Office 365 apps

Benefits

  • Use Office Online to view and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files in a web browser
  • Store documents in Office 365 and access them seamlessly in Office desktop applications as old as Office 2007
  • Access and edit documents from your phone, tablet, or other mobile device
  • Collaborate on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files, including simultaneous co-authoring

Note: The online version of Office does not contain all of the features of the desktop software. For a list of the differences, see Microsoft's Office Online Service Description Page.

Productivity Apps

There are number of other productivity apps available to your that help you collect data, book meetings, organize tasks for yourself and oversee the tasks of others, create automated processes, etc. 

To see descriptions on the Microsoft App Landing page, go to the bottom left edge of the site and click on All Apps. 
View ScreenshotSelect Install Office, then Office 365 apps.

Learn How to Use Office 365

There are several workshops that cover Office 365 apps, which can be found on our Workshops web site.

If you are interested in learning more about an app not offered in a workshop, our training team can provide desk side assistance for the following apps:  

  • Bookings
  • Forms
  • Planner
  • Power Automate
  • PowerPoint
  • To Do
  • Word

Contact our team for deskside support.

tie@ku.edu  |  785-864-5155

Compare OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams

Some of Microsoft's apps have same or similar features and it can be challenging to know which app to use when. Check out our video to help explain the similaries and differences.