Office 365

What is this service?

Office 365 is Microsoft's cloud-based subscription which provides users with plenty of features, such as access to both local and online versions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook. Other services include online storage via OneDrive, messaging and conferencing via Skype for Business, and the ability to collaborate on projects in real time via SharePoint.

Why is it useful?

Office 365 has many useful features. Below is a list of features provided by an Office 365 subscription:

  • Facutly and Staff requiring Office products for positions have free access to the latest versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote on up to fifteen devices (includes both Windows and macOS computers, tablets and smartphones).
    For more information on Office 365, click here.
     
  • Free access to online versions of the above software applications.
    For more information on Office Online, click here.
     
  • Secure cloud-based email storage of 50GB (Gigabytes) per user – roughly 20,000 image-rich emails, or over 1 million text-only emails.
    For more information on Outlook, click here.
     
  • Secure cloud-based document storage of 1TB (Terabyte) per user – enough space to store over 300,000 photos, or millions of word files.
    This service is called OneDrive, and more information can be found by clicking here.
     
  • File sharing, real-time document editing and seamless collaboration. Users can share and edit work with others in a group simply and instantly.
    This service is known as SharePoint, and more information can be found by clicking here.
     
  • Instant messaging, video and audio conferencing - with one click, users can hold a virtual team meeting from anywhere.
    This service is known as Skype for Business, and more information can be found by clicking here.

 

How do I access this service?

Visit office365.stfx.ca, and log in with your StFX email address (username@stfx.ca) and password.

Who can access this service?

  • Faculty
  • Students
  • Staff