How do I use Microsoft 365 (Formerly Office 365)?

What is Microsoft 365? How is it different from Microsoft Office?

“Microsoft 365” is a service which joins Office suite applications with the online web apps of Office Online, Teams, Exchange Online e-mail and cloud storage with OneDrive. With an Microsoft 365 account, you can use Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Mail through your web browser. You will also get access to download and install the latest full versions of the Office suite for your personal computer. All current OU users currently have access to Microsoft 365 at Please log in with your OU e-mail address as the username and your OU password. Additional details on logging in are available here.

How do I use Microsoft 365?

Instructional guides and videos are available through Microsoft. Please see the pages below for more.

Will Microsoft 365 work with my copy of Office?

Microsoft 365 works best with the latest version of 365 for Mac and Windows. If you have an earlier edition of Office on your laptop or desktop computer, it is recommended you update to a newer version to use Microsoft 365. Current versions of Microsoft 365 suite products are available to download through Instructions for installing these programs can be found here: Mac | Windows. For additional information on using older versions of Outlook with Microsoft 365, please see this article.

How do I add my Microsoft 365 Mail account to my Phone?

Microsoft 365 mail accounts can be set up on your phone, tablet or computer.

Set up Microsoft 365 and Mail on iOS
Set up Microsoft 365 and Mail on Android

How do I setup my Microsoft 365 Account on my Computer or Device?

Microsoft 365 mail accounts can be set up on your phone, tablet or computer.

Microsoft for Mac
Setup Microsoft 365 for Mac

Microsoft for Windows
Setup Microsoft 365 for Windows

Is Internet access required for Microsoft 365?

Internet access is required to install and activate your Microsoft 365 desktop suite. Internet connectivity is also required to access Microsoft 365 cloud services, including Office Online, Outlook email and Teams. Your Microsoft 365 will be maintained as long as you are affiliated with OU and have an OU e-mail account.

What is the cloud?

“The cloud” is a friendly way of describing web-based computing services that are hosted on the Internet. By storing your data online, you are able to access your Microsoft 365 cloud saved files and folders from any computer with Internet access.


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