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Office 365 Applications

Office 365 consists of many different applications, below are the current, common ones with a brief explanation of their purpose.

You can access Office 365 via - though many of the below also have applications you can download and install.

All of the below are available to staff and students though some do have restrictions on their use due to licencing (contact serviceline if you have a specific use case in mind and would like to confirm the best application/tool).

For more information about Office 365 see our help centre

Word - a word processing application

Excel - a spreadsheet application

PowerPoint - a presentation tool

Outlook - an email and calendaring application

OneNote - a digital note taking tool

SharePoint Online - an information and content management platform for file and information storage and collaboration

Teams - a 'one-stop' communication application for text, audio and video conversations, meetings and file sharing

Flow - a workflow building tool

Forms - a simple surveying tool

Planner - a simple task management tool for agile project management

Stream - a video hosting and streaming platform

Sway - a digital presentation tool

Power Apps - an application for building applications

Power BI - business intelligence and reporting tool

More information on how to download and install Office 365 is available on the Microsoft 365 Support Centre site. You will need to login to the site with your University username and password.

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