If you're brand new to Office 365, you might be wondering what it is and how it works. Or maybe you're wondering what to do after you've signed in and installed your Office apps on your devices. We're here to help! Use this article to learn your way around Office 365.
In a nutshell, Office 365 is a collection of apps and cloud services that you can use to be productive across a variety of devices from just about anywhere. Our subscription includes the latest release of Office that you can install on your Windows and Mac computers and a variety of mobile devices. All plans include online versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Getting to Know Office 365 (Microsoft Support link)
The good thing about the Office 365 subscription is that it's one payment that covers whichever device on whichever platform you want to use it on.
Office now has a presence on every major platform. There are desktop apps for Windows and Mac, there are mobile apps for iOS and Android as well as Windows Phone.
We also now have the touch office apps that are available on Windows 10 and iOS which will, in some cases (like on 10+inch devices), require Office 365. Likewise to get full functionality out of the Android and iOS Office Mobile apps you'll need a subscription. All active Fort Lewis College Faculty, Staff, and Students have an active Office 365 Enterprise E1 subscription.
Use business-class email through a rich and familiar Outlook experience you can access from your desktop or from a web browser using Outlook Web App. Get a 50 GB mailbox per user and send attachments up to 150 MB. Learn more
Host online meetings with audio, HD video, and web conferencing over the Internet. Join meetings with a single touch or click from the smartphone, tablet, or PC of your choice. Learn more
Broadcast Skype for Business meetings on the Internet to up to 10,000 people who can attend in a browser on nearly any device. Optionally include Bing Pulse for real-time polling and sentiment tracking, and Yammer, to enable dialogue during the broadcast. Learn more
Connect with other Skype and Skype for Business users via instant message, voice calls, and video calls, and let people know your availability with your online status. Learn more
OneDrive for Business gives each user 1 TB of personal cloud storage that can be accessed from anywhere and that syncs with their PC/Mac for offline access. Easily share documents with others inside and outside your organization and control who can see and edit each file. Learn more
Enable easy access and sharing of documents with 10 GB of baseline storage plus 500 MB of storage per user. Share insights through interactive reports with Excel Services and Visio Services and view them on mobile device browsers that support HTML5. Learn more
Yammer collaboration software and business applications allow your employees to connect with the right people, share information across teams, and organize around projects so they can go further, faster. Learn more
Create and edit Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Excel documents from a browser. Learn more
With Sway, a new Office 365 app, you can easily create engaging, interactive web-based reports, presentations, newsletters, trainings and more—right from your phone, tablet, or browser. Sways are easy to share and look great on any screen. Learn more
Stay in the know. Search and discover content across Office 365 based on personalized insights. Office Delve is the first experience to be powered by Office Graph, a collection of analyzed signals or insights derived from each user’s behavior and relationships to content, topics, and contacts. Learn more
Easily manage videos within your organization. Office 365 Video is a company-wide destination for video upload, sharing and discovery, and smooth playback across devices. Learn more
New third-party and customer-developed apps work with Office and SharePoint to bring web services right into your documents and sites.
All Office 365 for business plans include: