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UW Office 365

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Overview

UW Office 365 is the University of Washington’s implementation of Microsoft Office 365 Education, a collection of online email, productivity, and collaboration services. The key focus of the UW Office 365 service offering is to provide quick, easy, and user-centered collaboration processes.  UW Office 365 is particularly useful when much of your work will be done with a team.

Using UW Office 365

If you wish to receive your UW email in UW Office 365 (aka Exchange Online, OWA, Outlook Online), change your UW Email forwarding to UW Office 365

To access UW Office 365 email (aka Exchange Online, OWA, Outlook Online)

To access other Office 365 apps from UW Office 365 email (aka Exchange Online, OWA, Outlook Online)

  • In the upper left corner of the UW Office 365 email page (aka Exchange Online, OWA, Outlook Online), click the apps launcher (waffle) icon:

UW Office 365 includes:

UW Office 365 ProPlus

UW also offers students, faculty, and staff UW Office 365 ProPlus for those who want to install the full version of Office on a device, with the option of installing the software on 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPad, and Android), and 5 phones.

Price

UW Office 365 is included in the Technology Recharge Fee at no additional cost.

Eligibility

UW Office 365 is automatically enabled for the UW NetIDs of enrolled students, employees, and faculty appointments.  Other sponsored UW NetIDs and shared NetIDs that do not have default access can be provisioned for access by a current UW employee.

  • To provision a sponsored UW NetID, click here.
  • To provision a shared UW NetID, click here.

Features

  • Work on Office files with anyone, anywhere, in real-time with online versions of:
    Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote
  • Get 1TB of cloud storage to store documents and collaborate on projects using OneDrive for Business.
  • Instant message and conduct voice calls & video conferences in real-time with Skype for Business (previously known as Lync).
  • Create compelling storytelling by bringing multiple content types together in a flexible presentation, using Microsoft’s latest tool: Sway.
  • Get SharePoint Online Profiles and news feeds for creating a UW-facing user profile via Delve.

Learn More

Microsoft Collaborative Applications Service Description

Support

  • If you have questions about any of the above, contact help@uw.edu.