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Microsoft 365

Applications and Add-Ins

Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) offers a host of applications for seamless collaboration, communication, and productivity. Listed below are the tools and related add-ins included in Northwestern's Microsoft 365 environment— the familiar Microsoft Office Suite and others— to provide more ways to increase productivity.

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While Northwestern IT supports the installation of Microsoft 365, support is not offered for individual applications. If you do not find resources here directly related to your needs, please visit LinkedIn Learning or Microsoft support and search for specific information.

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Outlook

Outlook is an all-in-one email and calendaring tool that lets you schedule meetings, share calendars, and collaborate.

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Word

View, edit, create high-quality documents, and collaborate on shared documents using Word.

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PowerPoint

Collaborate with colleagues and peers while working simultaneously on presentations using online editing features.

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Excel

Create, edit, and view spreadsheets using formatting and data analysis tools. Get the most out of your data by developing graphs and tracking trends using Excel’s host of features.

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OneDrive

OneDrive offers secure, cloud-based storage that lets you seamlessly collaborate and access files from anywhere in the world, at any time. With options to view files on both desktop and mobile, you can stay connected no matter where you are.

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OneNote

OneNote lets you take digital notes while collaborating with colleagues, students, and more. Notes can incorporate drawings, photos, and text and are seamlessly accessible on multiple devices.

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Delve

Search and discover content and information across Microsoft 365 that might be relevant to your projects. Delve ensures your content connects across platforms, making it easier for you to stay organized.

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Forms

Easily collect data through surveys, quizzes, and polls using Forms. The application automatically generates graphs using responses and can be exported to Excel for more in-depth analysis.

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Teams

Teams provides a chat space for colleagues to share and discuss ideas both through threaded chats and integrated video and voice conversations. Working alongside other Microsoft 365 applications, Teams can bring in documents or projects from other applications to be viewed and discussed.

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Planner

Planner lets teams manage projects by creating plans, organizing and assigning tasks, sharing files, and chatting with coworkers.

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Sway

Create interactive reports, newsletters, and presentations using Sway’s powerful design tools. Sway’s built-in design engine takes the guesswork out of formatting while giving you the ability to customize presentations to fit your needs.

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Yammer

Yammer is an online social network that works with other Microsoft 365 applications to share ideas. On Yammer, users can create interest- or department-specific groups, discuss ideas, or share workplace updates.

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Sharepoint

SharePoint provides content management, internal and external sharing, team and communication sites, intranets, and more. Users can also automate business processes and protect sensitive information using advanced data-loss prevention capabilities.

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Bookings

Microsoft Bookings is an online and mobile app for those who provide services to customers on an appointment basis.

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Power BI

Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools that enables anyone to connect to, visualize, and analyze data with greater speed, efficiency, and understanding.

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To Do

Create and share lists, add due dates and reminders, plan your day, and sync your to-dos to Outlook tasks.

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Power Apps

Power Apps is a low-code app development tool designed to create custom apps via the use of app templates, services, and connectors, as well as third-party sources.

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Power Automate

Power Automate, formerly Microsoft Flow, is an online tool used to create automated workflows between apps and services to synchronize files, get notifications, and collect data.

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Lists

Microsoft Lists is a powerful information tracking app that helps manage workflows, stay on top of what matters most to your team, and customize forms and flows within Microsoft’s Platform.
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