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  • Office 365 & OneDrive

    Office 365 and OneDrive provides you online access to Microsoft Office and your own ‘cloud’ storage. Students can install the latest version of Microsoft Office to their PC or Macintosh so that they can continue working offline. The campus license for Office 365 is available to all current MSUM students, faculty, and staff.

    Office 365 includes:

    • Office Online: an online version of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
    • OneDrive: a personal ‘cloud’ folder to store and share documents. Formerly named SkyDrive.

    Click on the Faculty & Staff or Students tab for more information.


  • Logging into Office 365 & OneDrive

    1. Go to the Office 365 site.
    2. Enter StarID@mnstate.edu in the first entry box.
    3. Enter your StarID password in the second entry box.

    *IMPORTANT: Starting on May 18th, 2015 the login format for Office 365 and/or OneDrive will be StarID@mnstate.edu and your StarID password. This will also warrant a configuration change for users using the OneDrive for Business Sync application (Windows PC’s only) and OneDrive shared URL.

    Browser Recommendations

    • Office 365 can be used in varying operating systems, browsers, and devices.
    • Certain Office 365 functions work better in different browsers depending on the type of operating system you’re using (Windows or Macintosh), and the type of desktop or mobile device being used.
    • The most recent version of Firefox is the most universally compatible with Office 365 across the various platforms.
    • If you run into problems with a particular function, you may want to consider trying a different browser.

    Please contact support@mnstate.edu if you need assistance.


  • Tutorials

    Microsoft Office help
    OneDrive help
    Lynda tutorials

    Key Features

    Office Online

    Office Online includes the online versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote (version 2013 for Windows, version 2011 for Mac)

    • You must have Internet access and log into Office 365 to use Office Online.
    • If you do not have Internet access, you can use the Office Suite installed on your campus-owned computer and save files to your local computer until you have Internet access.

    OneDrive


    • OneDrive is a password-protected file storage and sharing tool.
    • Your files are accessible from any device by logging into your Office 365 account from any device.
    • OneDrive provides online storage for files created in Office Online, as well as the ability to upload files created on your desktop.
    • Share files with MSUM colleagues and students, with the option to allow editing rights to collaborate on documents.
    • Store and share documents, photos, videos, spreadsheets, and presentations.
    • You can upload up to 2 GB per file, with a personal site storage limit of 1 TB.
    • You must have Internet access and log into your Office 365 account to use OneDrive.

  • Tutorials

    Microsoft Office help
    OneDrive help
    Lynda tutorials

    Features

    Office Online


    • Office Online includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote (version 2013 for Windows, version 2011 for Mac)
    • You must have Internet access and log into Office 365 to use Office Online.
    • Students can download the Microsoft Office Suite to their PC or Macintosh for free (up to five devices).

    OneDrive


    • OneDrive is a password-protected, ‘cloud’ file storage and sharing tool.
    • Your files are accessible from any device by logging into your Office 365 account from any device.
    • OneDrive provides online storage for files created in Office Online, as well as the ability to upload files created on your desktop.
    • Share files with other students, with the option to allow editing rights to collaborate on documents.
    • Share assignments with your instructors, including documents, photos, videos, spreadsheets, and presentations.
    • You can upload up to 2 GB per file, with a personal site storage limit of 1 TB.