Office 365 allows you to easily access and manage documents, even on a mobile device. Students get up to 5 free downloads, and the programs remain free for use 6 months after graduation. Additionally, Skype for Business allows users to make phone calls, video conference, instant message, and share screens. Office 365 paired with Skype for Business allows easy collaboration on any project.
Skype is Retiring
Microsoft recently announced that Skype for Business will be retiring and Microsoft Teams will become the central tool for instant messaging and video conferencing.
Teams is available to faculty and staff on University managed computers. The Teams platform offers robust chat and collaboration features and integrates well with the other Office 365 products (Outlook, SharePoint, etc.). UWM will be retiring Skype for Business on January 7, 2020.
If you do not have the Teams application installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to do so: