Microsoft Office 365

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Microsoft Office iconMicrosoft Office 365 is a suite of productivity and collaboration applications and services that includes always up-to-date versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Outlook, and Teams, among others.


This article is intended for students, faculty, and staff.


Microsoft Windows 10; Apple macOS 10.13 and above; Apple iPhone; Google Android

Included Applications

Access iconAccess

Access is a desktop-focused database management system (for Windows).

Bookings iconBookings

Microsoft Bookings is an online scheduling tool that allows clients to book appointments with individuals, departments, units, and organizations.

Excel iconExcel

Excel is a desktop, mobile, and web-based application that is used to create spreadsheets that feature calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language.

Forms iconForms

Forms is an online service to create quizzes and surveys.

OneDrive iconOneDrive

OneDrive is an online storage service that allows you to upload, backup, create, view, edit, and share files with a 1 TB storage limit.

OneNote iconOneNote

OneNote is a desktop, mobile, and web-based free-form, collaborative note-taking application that can capture handwritten text, drawings, screen clippings, and audio commentaries.

Outlook iconOutlook

Outlook is a desktop, mobile, and web-based email and calendaring application to access email accounts.

Planner iconPlanner

Planner is a desktop, mobile, and web-based planning application that allows you and your group to create a plan, organize tasks by topics, and assign tasks to individuals. Each plan has its own board, where you can organize tasks into buckets. You can categorize tasks based on their status, to whom they are assigned to, or by flagged status from Outlook. You must have a Team/Office 365 Group in place to use Planner.

Power Automate iconPower Automate

Power Automate, formerly Flow, is an online service that is used to automate tasks by integrating applications together.

PowerPoint iconPowerPoint

PowerPoint is a desktop, mobile, and web-based presentation creation application.

Project iconProject

Microsoft Project is a cloud-based work and project management application. IC supports Project for the web, a web-based service released in 2020.

Publisher iconPublisher

Publisher is a desktop publication-focused application (for Windows) often used to create calendars, labels, newsletters, and marketing materials.

SharePoint iconSharePoint

SharePoint is a collaborative platform that integrates with Microsoft Office 365. It is primarily used to serve as an internal, secure document management and storage system, to create and manage lists, and to share internal communications and events.

Stream iconStream

Microsoft Stream is a secure video service where people can upload, view, organize, and share videos within the Ithaca College organization. Stream is integrated with Microsoft Teams, a communication and collaboration hub. When recording meetings in Teams, either in a group chat or a team, the recording will automatically save to Stream and become available within Teams for all meeting participants.

Sway iconSway

Sway is an online service to create interactive presentations.

Teams iconTeams

Teams is a desktop, mobile, and web-based communication and collaboration platform for Office 365 that brings everything together into a shared workspace where you can chat, meet, share files, and work with business applications. Teams offers group chat, online meeting and web conferencing, audio and video calling, collaboration with built-in Office 365 applications, and OneDrive access.

To Do iconTo Do

To Do is a desktop and web-based task management application that is tied into Planner, Outlook, and Teams.

Visio iconVisio

Visio is a desktop, mobile, and web-based diagramming and vector graphics application.

Word iconWord

​​​​​​​Word is a desktop, mobile, and web-based word processing application.

Accessing Office 365

You can access your Office 365 applications and services in several different methods:

  1. Through the applications on your Windows or macOS desktop device. Some applications, such as Access and Publisher, are only available for Windows devices.
  2. Through the applications on your iOS, iPadOS, or Android device. Some applications are not available for mobile devices.
  3. In a web browser, visit and click Office 365 Portal or the available Office 365 applications at the top of the page. Some desktop or mobile applications do not have web browser equivalents.

Office 365 ProPlus

All students, faculty, and staff can install Office 365 ProPlus on multiple devices. There is a limit of up to 5 installations on computers (e.g. Windows, macOS), and 5 installations on tablets and phones (e.g. iOS, iPadOS, Android). Office 365 ProPlus includes desktop applications for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Outlook, and Teams. Visit our IT Knowledge Base article for How To: Install Office 365 ProPlus for Personal Devices

Home Use Program

Through the Microsoft Home Use Program, eligible current faculty and staff can save 30% on Office 365 home and personal subscriptions. Ithaca College does not provide support for the Home Use Program. Visit the Microsoft Home Use Program website to check our eligibility and get started.


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Tue 10/15/19 1:55 PM
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