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Office 365



Office 365 lets you customize your own spaces for projects, teams and groups using a single dynamic tool. Within Office 365, KU students, faculty and staff have 1TB of free cloud storage via OneDrive for Business and access to online versions of Microsoft Office products.

Office 365 includes integrated productivity tools, data management and collection tools, document sharing, 1TB of personal file storage, many of the features found on websites and social networks and more. Microsoft tools Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Skype for Business are core components of Office 365, and, because the service is cloud-based, it is accessible from computers and mobile devices anytime you have Internet access.

What's inside Office 365?

Four components make up the basic elements of Office 365:

  1. OneDrive for Business
  2. SharePoint Sites
  3. Teams
  4. Office Applications

And more (Planner, ToDo, Whiteboard, etc.)

Key Features of Office 365:

Web Tools
• Access controls
• Search
• Personal profile page

Social Tools
• Newsfeeds
• Discussion forums
• Mobile apps
• Wiki

Productivity Tools
• Calendars
• Task and project management
• Simultaneous co-authoring
• Notifications

Manage Files
• File storage & sharing
• Document sharing
• Document versioning
• 1TB of personal storage

Data Management and Collection
• Web forms
• Surveys/Polls
• Data filters
• Custom views
• Exportable

Integration with other tools
• Word
• PowerPoint
• Excel
• OneNote
• Outlook
• Skype for Business 


Storing Confidential/Sensitive Data

Microsoft cloud platforms are fully compliant with all regulatory frameworks, but if you are going to store Critical data (formerly Level 1/Confidential) in your Teams site, you need to speak with your departmental IT support staff first..

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