Office 365 includes a number of online services with which many campus students and employees are already familiar with. Note: Microsoft continues to add new features/applications to Office 365. Due to resource limitations, certain features/applications are currently not activated. The primary goal of the project team is to migrate/transition all email accounts to Office 365. Once this has been completed, our attention will be directed to these features/applications.
Office Apps for iOS and Android
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote apps that link to your UW-Madison Office 365 account are now available for these devices. The apps allow you read, create, and edit Office files. Download the apps from the App Store or Google Play.
Formerly known as “Office Web Apps,” this is a browser-based version of Microsoft Office that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Office Online can be a great alternative to installing the desktop version of Microsoft Office, or it can be used when you are away from your primary computer. To access Office Online: 1) log in to Outlook on the web, 2) click on the app launcher, and 3) select “Word Online,” “Excel Online,” “PowerPoint Online,” or “OneNote Online.”
This cloud storage and file sharing application– previously called “SkyDrive” – will be accessible via Outlook on the web or the OneDrive desktop application. It allows users to upload files to the cloud, then either share with contacts or keep them private. More information on OneDrive can be found in the Office 365 KnowledgeBase.
An Office 365 Group is shared workspace for email, conversations, files, and events. It includes an Inbox, Calendar, and OneDrive storage. All groups are public by default to make joining a group easier. For a quick overview of groups, watch this video. Additional information about groups can be found in this document.
Also bundled with Office Online, with OneNote Online, you can use your web browser to create, open, view, edit, format, and share the OneNote notebooks that you store on OneDrive. For basic tasks related to OneNote Online, view Microsoft support documentation.
Also bundled with Office Online, Class Notebook is a collaborative addition to OneNote, Microsoft’s note taking product. More information about Class Notebook can be found here. The Learn@UW team and others will be evaluating whether Class Notebook can be used alongside other teaching and learning products on campus, including Learn@UW and Moodle. There is no recommendation for its use at this time. Learn more.
Focused Inbox helps you focus on the emails that matter most to you. It separates your inbox into two tabs—Focused and Other. Your most important emails are on the Focused tab while the rest remain easily accessible—but out of the way—on the Other tab. You’ll be informed about email flowing to Other, and you can switch between tabs at any time to take a quick look. Learn more.
Clutter is an email filtering option available to Office 365 customers. It is similar to an anti-spam filter as it moves less important email (based on your reading habits) into a 'Clutter' folder where they can be ignored or reviewed later. Learn more.
Create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and more. Flow allows you to react to an event in one service (such as SharePoint online) and do something with the data from that event in another (such as Twitter). Learn more.
Forms allows users to create quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, registrations and more. Forms authors can invite others to complete forms via a link and Forms are embeddable in Sway and 3rd party portals. Authors can view results in real-time via built-in analytics and data can be easily exported to Excel for additional analysis. Teachers can create quizzes, including defining the right answers and students get real-time feedback. Learn more.
Planner helps teams organize their work, with the ability to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, set due dates and update status. Planner’s visual dashboards and email notifications help keep everyone informed on the overall progress of their initiative. Learn more.
Skype for Business in Outlook on the web
Skype for Business within Outlook on the web allows an Office 365 user the ability to instant message (IM) with other Office 365 users. Learn more.
Microsoft StaffHub is a cloud-based platform designed for employees whose job requires them to be on their feet or on the go. Examples include baristas, hair stylists, waiters, bus drivers, and so on. Microsoft StaffHub helps you create and manage work shifts, share files, and communicate important information with team members. It's available to Office 365 for business subscribers and comes with a web app for managers and mobile app for employees. Learn more.
Teams is a chat-based workspace in Office 365. Microsoft Teams is an entirely new experience that brings together people, conversations and content--along with the tools that teams need--so they can easily collaborate to achieve more. Learn More.
Sway is a presentation app that allows you to create and share interactive reports, presentations, newsletters, personal stories, and more. Learn more.
Yammer is a private social network that helps you get connected to the right people, share information across teams, and organize around projects. Only your coworkers can join, so your communications on Yammer are secure and visible only to people within your organization. Learn mor.