Navigating your Office 365 Account

Outlook, Calendar, People, Newsfeed, OneDrive for Business(formerly SkyDrive Pro), Sites

Mail, Calendar, and People links

Your Office 365 Outlook account includes email, calendar, and an 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 (including laptops, tablets, and smartphones) see Microsoft's Get started with Office 365 page.


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.

OneDrive for Business (formerly SkyDrive Pro)

Office Web Apps OneDrive for Business gives you 1 TB 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.


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.

More information on Office 365

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