Office 365: Try it today

November 28th, 2017

Connect, communicate, and collaborate with colleagues across our global University.

Throughout 2017, Information Services has been promoting the use of Office 365 via roadshows and bespoke events for School and Professional Service departments. Over 1,000 colleagues have attended sessions and are starting to benefit from the range of Office 365 tools and applications in their everyday work.

We’ve also run a series of blogs to showcase how UoN staff have been getting to grips with new ways of working with Office 365 and we have produced a series of promotional videos for staff and students to encourage use of Office 365 across our global community. More activity will continue in 2018.

Switching to OneDrive

At recent roadshows, it was mentioned that the Z:drive would be decommissioned and that a  switchover to OneDrive would take place. We would like to clarify that there is currently no planned date for this work and it will not happen until summer 2018 at the earliest.

Full communication plans and a programme of changes will be shared when a firm rollout schedule for the removal of the Z:drive is confirmed. In the meantime, familiarisation with OneDrive will continue.

See our website and video overview for more information about using OneDrive — additional guidance will be published by early 2018.

Getting the most out of Office 365

We’ve got a range of fantastic resources available to help you make the most out of Office 365, including:

Office 365 what can you do today?

Here are just some of the ways you can already get started using Office 365:

  • Login to the Office 365 portal and look around the available applications
  • Start using your web based email and calendar
  • Open Skype for Business and activate your account
  • View our short presentation in Sway to see a summary of the features and applications offered by Office 365
  • Look at the early adopter Yammer group to see how your UoN colleagues have been using Office 365

And finally…

Don’t forget to keep updated on the latest Office 365 news on our the Information Services website. Please contact Information Services if you’d like them to visit and discuss further how Office 365 tools could help transform ways of working in your School/Department.

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