Office 365 Now Available!

By Ross Madden
Published on July 28, 2014 1:11 pm MT
Updated on April 30, 2018 2:01 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, The Cloud

Colorado State University has signed an agreement with Microsoft to utilize Microsoft’s Office 365 Education web-based services. Office 365 includes services – most notably the Exchange e-mail service – that have traditionally been provided by servers hosted at CSU. Office 365 Education also includes additional services such as Skype for Business (instant messaging) and OneDrive ( 5TB of cloud storage).

At this time, CSU is able to offer the following services:

  • OneDrive – 5TB of personal cloud storage through OneDrive. OneDrive can also be used to share documents with users outside of CSU
  • Skype for Business – Supports secure instant messaging through locally installed Skype for Business clients, remote desktop control, and hosting online meetings.
  • Qualifying users (includes all active undergraduate and graduate students and most faculty and staff) can install up to 5 copies of Office on the personally owned computers and devices of their choosing – check here for instructions on obtaining this for personally owned computers: https://www.acns.colostate.edu/software-downloadsPlease note that this does not affect Departmental and University Owned computers and devices – these are still covered under the CNS site license we are familiar with.

How can you take advantage of this new license?  Just log in to https://portal.office.com using your CSU eName (in the form eName@colostate.edu) and your CSU eID password.

CNSIT South is currently evaluating how we can best use these new services, including the 5 TB of OneDrive storage.

To view much more information about this please view the following documentation provided by ACNS: http://help.mail.colostate.edu

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