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Get Started with Office 365

Office 365 offers the same Outlook email and calendar experience you are used to, but it also offers online file storage with more flexible access to your information and the latest in Microsoft Office collaboration tools.

If you have been recently migrated, and you just want to get up and running again, see our Office 365 Migration page. Then come back to this page for links to training and documentation for all of the Office 365 features and services.

Get Started with Office 365Office 365 Video Course Collection
Share documents and ideas Add or change your profile photo (video)
Software Requirements for Office 365 Change your display language
Accessiblity in Office 365 Office 365 for Business Learning Center
Install Microsoft Office on your computer

Outlook, Calendar, and People links

Your Office 365 Outlook account includes email, calendar, and and online address book. You can access these features using the Web client, the desktop Outlook client, or from a mobile device. For information on accessing your email, calendar, and contacts from a desktop or mobile device. You can search the university's global address list as well as your own personal addresses.

Use email and more in Office 365 (Video) Access a shared mailbox
Intro to the Office 365 Web App Open the Office 365 Web App (OWA)
Set up email in Outlook 2013 for Windows
Set up email in Outlook 2011 for Mac
Set up email on an iPhone or iPad
Set up email on an Android phone or tablet
Set up email on a Windows phone or tablet

Newsfeed

The Newsfeed shows you content posted by Office 365 users, Office 365 SharePoint Sites, or tags you are following. You can also see your own activity. This is the social networking section of Office 365. You can also access a personal task list, create your own blog entries, edit your personal profile, and more.

What items appear in your newsfeed? Post something to everyone
Change your newsfeed settings Update your newsfeed privacy settings (video)

OneDrive for Business (formerly SkyDrive Pro)

OneDrive for Business gives you 25 GB of online storage for files that include documents, photos, and video. You can also create and edit documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and OneNote notebooks online using the Microsoft Office Web Apps. You will be able to access these files from anywhere, and share them with others. You can even share files with people who do not have Office 365 accounts.

Read about Your Western OneDrive before you continue. You do not need to create a new OneDrive account with Microsoft. You already have OneDrive!

What is OneDrive for Business? Sync OneDrive libraries to your computer
Get started with Office Web Apps (Video) Share documents or folders in OneDrive
Collaborate on documents in OneDrive Share sites or documents with people outside of Western

Sites

Office 365 offers Microsoft SharePoint functionality in the Sites section. Create your own site using text, photos, and video. You can also add productivity apps to your site like document libraries, task lists, issue tracking, discussion boards, calendars, and surveys. You can share your site with others with view-only access, or give them the ability to modify the site or use a specific app.

Sites, Pages, and Site Collections Manage projects on a team site
Create a Site Work with sites (Videos)

Lync

Get Started with Lync (Video) Lync Meetings
Change Your Presence Status Lync Meetings with External Guests (PDF)