About O365

Office 365 is a powerful document management and collaboration platform. Going far beyond email and calendar, Office 365 has document storage and collaboration utilities, video conferencing software, and powerful business intelligence platforms. Additionally, students get five free downloads of the Microsoft suite for up to six months after graduation. Check out some of the exciting features Office 365 has in store for you.

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:

-To install with Windows: https://kb.uwm.edu/67640
-To install with Mac OS: https://kb.uwm.edu/65019

Features

Outlook
Office Online
  • Office Online is integrated into OneDrive for Business, and it allows you to edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote documents right from your web browser. These online versions of the popular Office programs are powerful, rich in features, and accessible anywhere there’s an internet connection. You can also invite others to collaborate on your Office Online documents. Multiple people can edit the same document at the same time, and everyone can see each other’s changes in real time.
OneDrive
  • The ultimate  solution for your personal UWM file storage is here. OneDrive for Business is more than a cloud storage service; it also allows you to upload, create, and share files online so you can access and edit them anywhere you go. With a full terabyte of storage space and robust content management features, OneDrive for Business is the best place for your files. This simple and efficient storage solution is ready and waiting for you: https://kb.uwm.edu/page.php?id=42068
SharePoint
  • The capabilities of SharePoint Online enable a work group to store, share, and manage documents in a central location. It is designed to be the data storage and collaboration service for teams, work groups, and organizations. SharePoint Online acts as a tool for the coordination and progression of any project or document. 
Skype for Business
  • Microsoft recently announced that Skype for Business will be retiring and Microsoft Teams will become the central tool for instant messaging and video conferencing. Microsoft Teams is already available to UWM faculty, staff, and students. UWM will be retiring Skype for Business on January 7, 2020. Please visit the Teams webpage for more info: uwm.edu/teams
Teams
  • Microsoft Teams is a unified communications platform that combines workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, application integration and more. As it is integrated with the entire Office 365 suite of products, Teams allows you to collaborate with colleagues and stay connected to your teammates wherever you may be. For more information about Teams, visit our website!