How do I use Office 365?

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

“Office 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 Office 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 Office 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 Office 365?

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

Will Office 365 work with my copy of Office?

Office 365 works best with the latest version of Office 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 of Office to use Office 365. Current versions of Office 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 Office 365, please see this article.

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

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

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

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

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

Office for Mac
Setup Office 365 for Mac

Office for Windows
Setup Office 365 for Windows

Is Internet access required for Office 365?

Internet access is required to install and activate your Office 365 desktop suite. Internet connectivity is also required to access Office 365 cloud services, including Office Online, Outlook email and Teams. Your Office 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 Office 365 cloud saved files and folders from any computer with Internet access.


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