UAConnect365 FAQs - Benefits and Features
100 GB mailbox (currently 50 GB, slated for upgrade from Microsoft)
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
Students have a free UA Office 365 account as long as they are actively enrolled. You can collaborate and share online Office documents and OneDrive folders and files with students. They will not have Email or Calendar in their Office 365 accounts, with the exception of student workers with Catworks accounts.
No, it is a new, additional service. You can continue to keep your Box@UA storage, Google G Suite for Education Drive, or any other online storage resources you currently use.
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 services.”
Right away. All active students, faculty, and staff have accounts provisioned for them in Office 365 and they can access them now. Those who will have mailboxes migrated into UAConnect365 will see Mail, Calendar, People (Contacts) and Tasks tiles inside O365 starting immediately, but they will get a redirect message to OWA if they click on them. These apps will work in O365 once their mailbox migrates.
See Microsoft’s how-to’s and help at https://support.office.com/.
Your NetID is now associated with Office 365, but wasn't when you first installed Office. You can clear the yellow triangle in Windows by going to File > Account and signing out. In Mac, go to Word > Sign Out (or the menu for whichever Office application you are in). If you use Office 2016 and would like to associate your desktop Office applications with your Office 365 (such as online SharePoint and/or One Drive), you can sign in using your NetID.
Each account holder can install Office on 5 PCs or Macs (desktop or laptop), 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. How to install desktop Office software. How to install mobile Office apps.
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.