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Productivity Platforms

UW offers both the UW Google and UW Office 365 productivity, collaboration, and email platforms for use by the UW community.

Please note: Some departments and business units require their personnel to use either UW Google or UW Office 365 for their email and calendaring.  Consult with your local IT support before you select either UW Google or UW Office 365 as the destination for your UW email forwarding.

UW Google

UW Google is UW-IT’s implementation of the Google productivity, collaboration, and email platform known as Google Workspace for Education, formerly known as Google G Suite and Google Apps. The UW Google service offering is similar to Google’s consumer apps, but is free of advertising and has greater privacy protections.

UW Office 365

UW Office 365 is UW-IT’s implementation of the Microsoft productivity, collaboration, and email platform known as Microsoft Office 365 Education. The key focus of the UW Office 365 service offering is to provide quick, easy, and user-centered collaboration processes.

Which productivity, collaboration, and email platform should I choose?

View a comparison of UW Google and UW Office 365