Office 365 is a cloud-based service designed to meet the need for security, reliability and productivity. Office 365 includes a number of online services which students, faculty, and staff are already familiar with. Not all features/applications are currently activated as the primary goal of the Core Team is the migration of email accounts. Attention will be given to inactive features as time allows.

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Available Features

Feature/App Status Brief Description
Office Online Currently supported 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.
Office Apps for iOS and Android Currently supported Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote apps that link to your 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.
OneDrive for Business Currently supported A cloud storage and file sharing application. OD4B can be accessed via the Office 365 portal and synced with Windows Explorer, allowing you to work on documents offline and sync the changes to the cloud when you connect.
Skype for Business Currently supported A cloud communications service connecting people anytime and from virtually anywhere, S4B provides access to presence, instant messaging, audio and video calling, rich online meetings, and extensive web conferencing capabilitities. Start S4B meetings from the desktop app or from within Outlook Calendar. Skype for Business was formerly known as Lync.
Distribution Groups Currently supported An Office 365 Distribution Group is a collection of two or more people that appears in your organization’s address book. When an email message is sent to a distribution group, it goes to all members of the group
Security Groups Currently supported An Office 365 Security Group is a collection of two or more people that appears in your organization’s address book. It can be used to distribute messages to a group of users, or to grant access permissions to resource accounts.
Office 365 Groups Currently supported An Office 365 Group is shared workspace for email, conversations, files, and events. It includes an Inbox, Calendar, and OneDrive storage.
Sites Currently supported Sites allow you to work together on projects and help keep related documents, notes, tasks, and conversations organized together.
SharePoint Online Currently supported SharePoint Online allows users to create websites. You can use it as a secure place to store, organize, share, and access information from almost any device. All you need is a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox.
Clutter Currently supported 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
Yammer Coming soon! 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.
Enterprise Voice Coming soon! With Enterprise Voice,Office 365 delivers a stand-alone Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) offering to enhance or replace traditional private branch exchange (PBX) systems. Enterprise Voice users can call colleagues on the Minnesota State VoIP network or PBX, and they can call traditional phone numbers outside your organization. The Enterprise Voice solution includes common calling features such as answer, forward, transfer, hold, divert, release and park, and Enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) calling.
Skype Dial-in Conferencing Coming soon! With dial-in conferencing, users can call into Skype for Business Online meetings using a phone.