UW Windows Live

Service Description

UW Windows Live will soon be replaced with a cloud-based version of UW Exchange (UW Exchange Online).  As a result, no new UW Windows Live accounts can be created and all current UW Windows Live accounts have undergone a major transition.  Information about that transition is on our UW Windows Live Transition page.

UW Windows Live offered the following services through the provided Microsoft Account:

  • IT Academy: Learn about Microsoft's products through this excellent e-learning tool
  • SkyDrive: Store, access, and share your files anywhere online with 7 GB of storage
  • Office Web Apps: Use Word, Excel, Power Point, or One Note from your web browser

More information can be found online at uw.edu/itconnect/connect/email/uw-windows-live


UW faculty; UW staff; UW students; UW alumni; Shared UW NetIDs; former UW students. UW Medicine clinical faculty and staff are prohibited from forwarding email to Cloud-based services, including this UW Windows Live service.

How to Order

This service is no longer available for ordering. Existing subscribers may manage their service via their UW NetID Resources page at https://uwnetid.washington.edu/manage/?mslive.


Microsoft indicates that this service is generally available. Details concerning availability are provided in the End User License Agreement (EULA) when you sign up for this service.


This service is included in the Technology Recharge Fee.

Service Level Description

Details about the service level agreement are provided in the End User License Agreement (EULA).

Support Information

Limited support is available from the UW Information Technology Service Center. This support is limited to activation and transition questions.

Questions regarding the use and features of the service should be directed to Microsoft.

More details can be found at washington.edu/itconnect/connect/email/uw-windows-live


Last Review Date: 07/01/2015