Information Services

Office 365

Microsoft's Office 365 suite combines email, calendar, OneDrive file storage, Office Online apps, as well as other collaboration products available to all University staff and students.

Sign-in to Office 365

 

What is Office 365?

A summary of the various features of the Office 365 suite of applications, which include email, calendar, file storage, collaboration tools and document creation.

Email & Calendar

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Comprehensive documentation on how to access and use the University's Office 365 email and calendar services as well as set up accounts in client software (such as Outlook) or on a mobile device.

Timetable on My Phone

Timetable on My Phone
MyTimetable information is being added to Office 365 calendars, enabling you to easily add them to your phone, computer or other devices.

Teams

Microsoft Teams is a secure collaboration hub allowing both internal and external users to host 1:1 or group audio/video meetings with up to 300 participants, host webinars with up to 1000 interactive and 10,000 view-only attendees, have conversations in Teams or in private chats, and integrate other apps.

SharePoint Solutions Service

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SharePoint Online is a mobile-friendly technology platform included in the University's Microsoft Office 365 offering. It is used for collaboration through intranet and communication sites, document and records management spaces, and workflow process automation.

OneDrive for Business

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OneDrive for Business is a cloud-based file storage platform available to all staff and students who need a central online location to store and access files.

Microsoft Stream

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Microsoft Stream is our recommended platform to upload and share your video meeting or live event recordings from Microsoft Teams.

OneNote and Office Online

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Microsoft's OneNote digital note-taking application and the rest of the Office Online suite of Word, Excel and PowerPoint enable you to work on your Office documents inside your OneDrive file storage via a web browser.

Skype For Business (Retiring July 2021)

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Microsoft are retiring Skype for Business by July 2021 and you should use Teams now. http://www.ed.ac.uk/teams

 

Microsoft Office software download

All active University staff and students are entitled to download, install and activate up to 5 copies of the standalone Microsoft Office software on personal computers or mobile devices for the duration of their time at the University. 

Get the latest Microsoft Office software

A closer look at Microsoft Office 2016

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