Office 365 FAQs
What is included in UAConnect365 and Office 365 services?
- 100 GB mailbox
- 1 TB online storage in OneDrive
- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote
- Online, accessible from any browser, with files that can be shared for collaboration
- Downloadable desktop and mobile versions
- Delve, Sharepoint, Sway, Forms, Planner, Video, SharePoint, Newsfeed, Yammer
- Mail, Calendar, People, Tasks, Skype for Business
Can faculty, staff, and students collaborate?
Students, faculty, and staff have a free UA Office 365 account as long as they are actively enrolled/employed. They can collaborate and share online Office documents and OneDrive folders and files. Students will not have Email or Calendar in their Office 365 accounts, with the exception of student workers with Catworks accounts.
Do we have full privacy of information and ownership of intellectual property in Office 365? Is there data mining for advertising?
Microsoft’s commitment is “When you entrust your data to Office 365, you remain the sole owner of that data: you retain the rights, title, and interest in the data you store in Office 365. It’s our policy to not mine your data for advertising purposes or use your data except for purposes consistent with providing you cloud productivity
How many devices can I download Office onto for desktop/mobile use?
Each account holder can install Office on 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPad, and Android), and 5 phones. You can count 2-in-1 Windows devices, such as the Microsoft Surface Pro, as either a PC or a tablet.
Using OneDrive, can multiple users collaborate on a single document simultaneously? Does this apply to all file types?
Yes, OneDrive for Business facilitates real time multi-user collaboration for .docx, .xlsx, .pptx, and .one (OneNote) documents where you can see who is collaborating and see all the changes from contributors every time they save the document. Real-time co-authoring, where you see the changes as they are typed, is available in Word Online and OneNote. See more information from Microsoft on co-authoring.