Office365 is Microsoft's cloud-based suite of collaboration tools including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive, Office web apps, and Office Pro Plus. The Exchange Online version of Exchange services offers 50 GB of storage per mailbox and at least 100 GB of archive storage. With Office365 licensing, all students, staff and faculty also get access to Lync accounts. Office365 Office Pro Plus allows access to software like Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, as well as OneDrive accounts with 1 TB of storage.
Students have access to free Office365 accounts in order to get access to software like Microsoft Office and OneDrive accounts for as long as they remain students.
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SharePoint is a collaboration tool within the Office365 (uConnect cloud) environment. SharePoint takes advantage of email integration and presence provided by Lync, and enables users to collaborate easier and more dynamically. SharePoint allows collaborators to share documents easily and has very specific permissions for collaborators in the project portal.
Sharepoint allows users to create powerful websites with features that enable them to work together on the same document at the same time, save documents, and generate workflows and daily tasks. Users can create and save products in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Excel on their SharePoint site, then have the option to edit the documents on their desktop or in a browser using Office365, or view them on a mobile device. SharePoint is easy for users because they use the same applications they know, like Microsoft Word and Excel, but with SharePoint to add the collaborative element.
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