office 365

Microsoft Office 365 – the familiar programs that help you learn and work, but in a convenient online format! Think of it as “Office lite” – with online access to Mail/Calendar, Word, Excel and PowerPoint – hosted in the cloud. While not full versions of the programs you’ll find in Office 2016, you can create basic content and invite others to share or collaborate with you in real time from any device or location.

Microsoft has an array of applications – and emerging apps – which we encourage you to try out. We’ve grouped the apps below:


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Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that features calculation, graphic tools, pivot tables, and macro programming language support for Windows and Mac operating systems.


Microsoft OneDrive is an online cloud storage service. Files stored on OneDrive can be accessed from any location with an internet connection. OneDrive also makes it possible for multiple people to collaborate on a document together in real-time.


Microsoft OneNote is a free-form note-taking program. Take notes, pictures


Microsoft Outlook is an email and calendar program for Windows and Mac operating systems. Outlook is available for Office 2016. In Office 365, Outlook has been separated into four apps:

  • Mail - Create, send, and read email.
  • Calendar - Create appointments, invite others to meetings, and manage the scheduling of resources.
  • Tasks - Keep track of things that you need to do but don’t necessarily want to put on your calendar.
  • People - People is where your personal contacts are stored and where you can view any address books that have been set up for your organization.


Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program for Windows and Mac operating systems.


Microsoft Word is a full-featured word processing program for Windows and Mac operating systems.


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Delve and Newsfeed

Microsoft Delve is a social networking/document discovery service that shows what you and others atSac Stateare working on and sharing. It is similar to sites like Pinterest and Portfolium, where entries are displayed as tiles on a page.

Dynamics 365

Dynamics 365 is a cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Managment solution. Dynamics 365 works seamlessly together across sales, customer service, field service, operations, financials, marketing, and project service automation to better engage customers, optimize operations, and reinvent products and business models.


Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based service that makes it practical and simple for you to build workflows that automate tasks and processes across applications and services. Similar to IFTTT in function.


Built for Office 365, Planner lets you attach files to tasks, work together on those files, and even have conversations around tasks without switching between apps. With Planner, all discussions and deliverables stay with the plan rather than in the individual applications.


PowerApps is an enterprise service for you to connect, create and share business apps with your team. Quickly create apps that work on any device using a Microsoft Office-like experience.

Stream and Video

Stream/Video is an intranet website portal where people [at Sac State] can post and view videos.


Microsoft Sway is a new online "storytelling" app that focuses on creating and sharing self-guided, visually appealing presentations.


Microsoft Teams provides a modern conversation experience through threaded chats that keep everyone engaged. Team conversations are, by default, visible to the entire team, but there is also the ability for private discussions. Teams brings together the full breadth and depth of Office 365 to provide a true hub for teamwork. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneNote, Planner, Power BI and Delve are all built into Microsoft Teams so teammates have all the information and tools they need.


Yammer is a private microblogging and collaboration platform for enterprise social networking – similar to Facebook’s wall feed.