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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Office365

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/its/technologyservices/office365.html

Office 365 for students, faculty and staff

Microsoft Office 365 is a whole collection of applications and services, most of which are provided free to MSU faculty, staff and students.

For all Students, faculty and staff:

  • E-Mail: 50 GB of e-mail storage, calendaring, contacts, tasks and instant messaging all integrated with campus address books. E-mail can be read, composed and sent using any web browser or any favorite e-mail app. E-mail clients that use Active Sync can also be remotely wiped and secured in event the device is lost or stolen to prevent unauthorized access to messages.
  • OneDrive: 1 TB (1000 GB) personal online file storage and online, real-time collaboration and editing of Microsoft Office documents. Documents can be shared with MSU clientele or anyone in the world providing read-only or editing capability.  (Available August 4)
  • Office Online Apps: Ability to create, edit, print, and share Office documents using any web browser on any device without the need to have Microsoft Office installed on the device. Many people can simultaneously read and edit any Online Office App and changes are displayed and saved in real time. Office apps provides a rich set of Office features to create and present documents, and if advanced capabilities are needed, the document can be opened in a full version of the Office app and saved to OneDrive. (Available August 4)
  • Office On Demand: Streams MS Office application(s) to your computer without installing MS Office on that computer. Very useful if you want to work on an Office document on a computer, but the latest version isn't installed on it. When you close the MS Office application, it goes away since it's not installed on the computer. (Available August 4)
  • Yammer: Collaborate, communicate and share information with class members and/or co-workers. Similar to Facebook, but is part of MSU and the MSU community. (Available August 4)
  • Intranet Sites: provides online workspaces and even document workflow.  (Available August 4)
  • Newsgroups: (Available August 4)
  • Online Video Conferencing: (Available August 4)
  • Security, compliance and privacy:

For Students, free software downloads are available:
 

  • Free download of Microsoft Office:
    • Microsoft Office 2013 for Windows
    • Microsoft Office 2010 for Mac (new version coming soon)
    • Microsoft Office Mobile Apps:
      • Microsoft Office for Android
      • Microsoft Office for iPhone
      • Microsoft Office for iPad
      • Microsoft Office for Windows phone

For Faculty and Staff:

  • Advanced E-mail - Message Archiving.
  • Voicemail:
  • Office Mobile Apps:
    • Microsoft Office for Android
    • Microsoft Office for iPhone
    • Microsoft Office for iPad
    • Microsoft Office for Windows phone

Online Training Videos - by Lynda.com

Up and Running with Office 365 (Full online video course 2h 11m)

 Using OneDrive and Office Web Apps

What is Office 365?

[PDF] Office 365 e-book "Connect and collaborate virtually anywhere, anytime" (21 MiB)

Office 365 Student E-mail

Microsoft Office 365 is the same fully featured e-mail service as MavMAIL integrated calendaring, notes, task management and chat service provided as MavMAIL and MavCHAT since 2000, but is hosted by Microsoft.

The system provides:

  • 50 GB of message storage
  • Attachments of up to 25 MB
  • Built-in anti-spam filtering
  • Access from the Web, Windows or Mac computers,
  • Mobile devices (Apple IOS, Android, Blackberry, other) and POP/IMAP

In addition to personal accounts, department / scheduling accounts can be requested to assist with providing a single point of contact for a group or department or to schedule resources such as rooms.

ALL STUDENT AND ALUMNI E-MAIL HAS BEEN MIGRATED TO OFFICE 365.

Project Timeline

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What To Expect Moving To Office 365

  • All of your existing e-mail, calendar, contacts tasks will be moved automatically.
  • All of the same full features, options, functionality you've come to expect in MavMAIL are included in Office 365.
  • Outlook for PC and Outlook for Mac will automatically know that your mailbox has been moved from campus to Office 365 so no configuration changes are needed.
  • If you use the web browser version of campus e-mail, the MavMAIL logo will be changed to Microsoft Office 365 (we can't change that to MavMAIL at this time).
  • If you connect to campus e-mail using a smartphone, you will have to change your Microsoft Exchange configuration options. See the list of e-mail clients above.
  • Shared calendars will still exist in Office 365.
  • All address books still exist in Office 365.
  • Your e-mail storage will be increased to 25GB

FREE Microsoft Office ProPlus Suite for Students

The full Microsoft ProPlus Office Suite is now available for FREE to currently enrolled students at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Students can download the Office suite on up to five devices, including a Windows computer, Mac, Android, or iPhone/iPad. Students can keep their free Office Suite for as long as they are an active student.

Microsoft Office ProPlus Apps

Office for Windows Office for Mac Office for Android Office for iPhone & iPad Office for Windows 8 Tablet
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  • Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • OneNote
  • Access
  • Publisher
  • Outlook
  • Lync
  • InfoPath

Support for Windows >

Other Apps:

  • OneDrive for
    Business sync app
  • Word Mobile
  • Excel Mobile
  • PowerPoint Mobile

Support for Android >

  • Word Mobile
  • Excel Mobile
  • PowerPoint Mobile
  • OneNote
  • Outlook Web App
  • Lync
  • SharePoint
  • OneDrive for Business

Support for iPhone >

  • Word Mobile
  • Excel Mobile
  • PowerPoint Mobile
  • OneNote
  • Access
  • Publisher
  • Outlook
  • Lync
  • InfoPath
  • OneDrive for Business

Support for Windows 8 tablet >