April 11, 2017, by Sharon Caine

Office 365 – coming soon to an office near you

At the end of April, Information Services will be making the suite of Microsoft Office 365 applications available to UNUK students and staff.

Office 365 campus roadshows are now published for May, visit the IT Services website to find out more.

What is Office 365?

Office 365 refers to the suite of Microsoft applications that are delivered via the cloud. Access to Office 365 applications will enable access to an exciting range of communication and collaboration tools that can transform the way we work across our global University.

The applications that will be available to UoN staff at the end of April include:

  • Outlook (web access)
  • Office Online (Word Excel, PowerPoint)
  • OneDrive (1TB of file storage)
  • OneNote (digital note taking application)
  • Forms (custom quizzes, surveys, questionnaires)
  • Planner (track tasks and progress)
  • Yammer (private social network)
  • Delve (connects users to relevant contacts/content)
  • Sway (visual presentation tool)

How can I learn more about Office 365?

Over the coming months, we’ll be publishing a series of blogs featuring UoN colleagues to showcase how Office 365 communication and collaboration tools are being used in our workplace and share good practice, hints and tips.

There are already customer guides on the Workspace for all Office 365 applications which can be accessed by clicking here. We’ll also be updating the IT Service website pages to reflect how to access and effectively use Office 365 applications on any device.

Coming soon – Office 365 roadshows for staff

During May Information Services will be holding roadshows to provide an overview of Office 365 and give colleagues with the opportunity to ask questions about the applications and how they can be used in the workplace. Dates for the workshops will be confirmed later this month.

Next steps …

Information Services are very excited to be enabling campus-wide access to Office 365. This is a major step in the redesign of workplace computing and will enable all staff to start fully exploiting cross-campus collaboration tools across our global University.

 

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