Office 365 includes:
Web, mobile and desktop Office applications - Access, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, PowerPoint and Word
Cloud-based collaboration services, including Forms, OneDrive for Business, Planner, SharePoint, Stream, Teams and Yammer
Many of these services are available to all staff and students, including the ability to download and install Office applications on your home computer (Windows and Mac) via the Office 365 portal and mobile device (iOS and Android) from the Apple and Android App stores.
When Office 365 will be enabled across the University:
The Office 365 suite of applications will be enabled to staff and students in a phased approach throughout 2020 - 2021. Rather than have a single, “big bang” roll out, it is proposed to adopt a more flexible approach and implement the changes across a series of waves. In the autumn of 2019 a successful pilot was completed across 5 departments, valuable feedback was provided and the Office 365 Engagement and Enablement project is currently preparing for go-live.
Regular project updates and the enablement schedule for the University will be published here soon.
How Office 365 is being enabled:
The project has procured an expert Office 365 adoption and “change” management partner, who will work with each work area for a maximum of 12 weeks.
Each work area is asked to provide at least one Digital Champion who will support their coworkers by demonstrating the value of Office 365 in their work area, be a evangelist for Office 365 technology and become part of a wider Digital Champion community of learning and support.