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Office 365

Applications and Add-Ins

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 Office 365 environment— the familiar Microsoft Office Suite and others— to provide more ways to increase productivity.

Office 365 Portal Login View applications, add-ins, and software downloads available to you.

While Northwestern IT supports the installation of Office 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, and 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 Office 365 that might be relevant to projects you’re working on. 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 Office 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 Office 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 small businesses 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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