The Advisory Council for Enterprise Services (ACES) has recommended that the Office of Information Services provide Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Services to all students, faculty, and staff as part of ongoing efforts to enhance communication and increase collaboration. The Office 365 suite of products is an integrated set of tools intended to seamlessly allow communication between individuals and groups across stationary and mobile platforms. It includes cloud e-mail and calendar functions, file sharing, and collaboration tools such as OneDrive and Skype, as well as online and client versions of Microsoft Office Applications. Office 365 will allow increased access using phones, tablets, laptops, or desktops. In addition, implementing Office 365 will enable students, faculty and staff to collaborate with each other. With data centrally located, documents can be shared with groups for real time simultaneous editing.
For information about Office 365 features and benefits, the project timeline, as well as answers to frequently asked questions, visit the Office 365 Project website at sites.up.edu/office365.