Microsoft 365

Formerly Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft 365 at ASU

Microsoft 365 is a comprehensive suite of productivity tools that enhance communication, collaboration, and efficiency at Arizona State University. Microsoft 365 includes a variety of applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, and Teams, which are designed to work seamlessly together. This suite supports the diverse needs of students, faculty, and staff, providing tools for everything from writing papers and creating presentations to managing emails and hosting virtual meetings.

Key Features of Microsoft 365

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Create and edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. These applications are the cornerstone of productivity, offering powerful features for formatting, data analysis, and multimedia integration.

Outlook Manage your emails, calendar, contacts, and tasks in one place. Outlook integrates with other Microsoft 365 applications to streamline communication and scheduling.

OneDrive Store and share your files securely in the cloud. OneDrive offers robust storage options with easy access from any device, ensuring your documents are always at your fingertips.

Teams Teams is a unified communication and collaboration platform within Microsoft 365. It combines chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration. Use Teams to connect with colleagues and classmates through persistent chat, video calls, and screen sharing capabilities.

SharePoint Create and manage team sites for collaboration on documents and projects. SharePoint provides a platform for sharing information and managing content within your department or project team.

Planner Organize teamwork with intuitive, collaborative, and visual task management. Planner makes it easy to create plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, and get updates on progress.

How to Access and Set Up Microsoft 365

Accessing Microsoft 365 ASU provides access to Microsoft 365 through the ASU MyApps portal. Log in with your ASU credentials to access the full suite of Microsoft 365 applications. Alternatively, you can access Microsoft 365 at

Initial Setup

  1. Log in to Microsoft 365 using your ASU email and password.
  2. Set up your profile and configure your account settings.
  3. Download desktop versions of Office applications for offline access or use the web versions for quick access.

Downloading the Apps For the best experience, download Microsoft 365 apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams on your computer or mobile device from the official Microsoft website.

Best Practices for Using Microsoft 365

Organizing Your Work Utilize OneDrive and SharePoint to keep your files organized and easily accessible. Create folders and libraries to categorize documents based on projects or courses.

Effective Communication Use Outlook for managing emails and calendar events. Schedule meetings and send invites directly through Outlook. For real-time communication, leverage Teams for chat and video calls.

Collaboration and Sharing Share documents directly from OneDrive or SharePoint. Use Teams for collaborative editing and real-time communication with your peers or colleagues.

Support and Resources

Getting Help If you need assistance with Microsoft 365, contact your local IT support team or visit our support page. For additional resources and software, visit the FSE Software Hub.