Faculty and Staff Information

Last updated: July 6, 2023
As of November 2022, UW-IT is evaluating the previously announced UW Microsoft service level changes and the information on this page may not be accurate. Further information will be communicated when available. Please contact help@uw.edu with any questions.


All faculty and staff who are paid directly by the UW had their UW Office 365 account automatically upgraded to the UW Microsoft Advanced service level in June 2022. The upgrade includes all of the previously available applications and services, plus a selection of additional features.

If you have questions about whether or not this status applies to you, please see the Manage UW NetID Resources page and click the + (plus) sign next to “Affiliations” to verify your affiliation. Refer to the Affiliations page for more information about the assigned Microsoft Service Level, or contact help@uw.edu.


Key features with the new UW Microsoft Advanced service level include:

New features

The new UW Microsoft Advanced service level includes the addition of the following products and services:

  • Microsoft Teams audio conferencing aka meeting dial-in
  • Power BI (Pro)
  • To-Do
  • Forms
  • Whiteboard
  • Stream
  • Send Microsoft 365 Encrypted Email
  • eDiscovery
  • Proactive Threat Protection
  • Data Loss Protection
  • Incident investigation
  • Data encryption and protection

Action required

No action is required. Eligible UW Office 365 accounts will be upgraded automatically.

If an ineligible UW Office 365 account needs to be upgraded to the UW Microsoft Advanced service level, please contact help@uw.edu.