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Microsoft Office 365 Apps

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Microsoft Office 365 offers a comprehensive set of software tools that facilitate documentation, collaboration, and communication. These tools are available on the Web or as downloadable desktop Office 365 apps.

Below is a list of articles for each of the available tools in the Microsoft Office 365 environment. Each article contains information on what each application is and training on how to use them.


Outlook

Outlook allows you to connect and stay organized with your email, calendar, and contacts all in one place.


Word

Word allows you to collaboratively view, edit, and create high-quality shared documents.


Excel

Excel is the industry leading spreadsheet program, a powerful data visualization and analysis tool.


PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a slideshow presentation program that’s part of the Microsoft office suite of tools. PowerPoint makes it easy to create, collaborate, and present your ideas in dynamic, visually compelling ways.


Teams

Teams is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration. Here you will find documentation on how to install and use Teams and all its features.


OneNote

OneNote is a cross-functional digital notebook. You can organize different notebooks into sections and pages with easy annotation and navigation tools.


OneDrive

OneDrive and Microsoft 365 make it easy to access, share, and collaborate with your classmates or co-workers on files from anywhere within FDU.


Lists

Lists you can Build and share lists to help you track issues, assets, routines, contacts, inventory, and more. You can get started with Microsoft Lists from Microsoft 365, from MS Teams or from within SharePoint.


Power Apps

Power Apps is a suite of apps, services, connectors, and data platform that provides a rapid application development environment to build custom apps. Using Power Apps, you can quickly build custom apps that connect to data stored throughout Microsoft 365.


Power Automate

Power Automate is a service that helps you create automated workflows between apps and services to synchronize files, get notifications, collect data and more.


Power BI

Power BI is a business analytics solution that lets you visualize your data and share insights across your organization or embed them in your app or website. It allows connections to hundreds of data sources and generate live dashboards and reports.


Planner

Planner makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you are working on, and get updates on progress.


Bookings

Bookings offers a simpler way to organize schedules and manage appointments. Microsoft Bookings includes a web-based booking calendar and integrates with Outlook to optimize your calendar and give your contacts the flexibility to book a time that works best for everyone involved.


Forms

Forms is an app that lets you create surveys, quizzes, and polls to collect real-time responses from students, collaborates and colleagues. It has built-in analytics to evaluate responses, and export results to Excel for additional analysis or grading.

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Microsoft Workplace Discount Program

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  • The Microsoft Workplace Discount Program is an employee purchase program with Microsoft for eligible faculty and staff of Fairleigh Dickinson University. The Workplace Discount Program allows eligible employees to buy an annual subscription to Microsoft 365 Family or Microsoft 365 Personal at a discount for use on personal devices.

    FDU faculty and staff members with a valid work email address can begin signing up for the Microsoft Workplace Discount Program with their FDU email address. Notification of your Microsoft Workplace Discount Program eligibility is sent to your FDU email address inbox.

    To confirm eligibility, visit the link below and enter your FDU email address

    Microsoft Workplace Discount Program Eligibility

  • Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based software service. The subscription includes premium Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage, advanced security features, and support from Microsoft experts are also included with the subscription. 

    The Microsoft Workplace Discount Program offers two types of Microsoft 365 subscriptions at a discounted rate.

    1. Microsoft 365 Personal – Includes subscription benefits mentioned above, for 1 person—discounted rate of 30%, $48.99 yearly or $6.99 monthly, usually $69.99 annually. 
    2. Microsoft 365 Family – Includes subscription benefits mentioned above, for up to 5 people in your family—discounted rate of 30%, $69.99 yearly or $9.99 monthly, usually $99.99 annually. 
  • Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based software service that comes with premium apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access (Publisher and Access available on PC only). The apps can be installed on multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, and Android phones. Microsoft 365 also comes with services like 1 TB of OneDrive storage, and Microsoft chat and phone support. With a subscription, you get the latest versions of the apps and automatically receive updates when they happen.

    Office 2021 is sold as a one-time purchase, which means you pay a single, up-front cost to get Microsoft 365 apps for one computer. One-time purchases are available for both PCs and Macs. However, there are no upgrade options, which means if you plan to upgrade to the next major release, you’ll have to buy it at full price.

    To learn more about the differences between Microsoft 365 and Office 2021 select the links below.

    The Differences Between Microsoft 365 and Office 2021

    Office Comparison Chart

    1. Sign Up: Visit the Microsoft Workplace Discount Program page. Enter your corporate email address. Click on ‘Get Started’ button.
    2. Confirm: If you are eligible, an email will be sent to your corporate email address inbox with a link that will validate your eligibility for the program.
    3. Sign In: Once your eligibility is confirmed and you register for the program with your personal Microsoft account that is associated with your personal email address, you can begin the purchase process by viewing the discounts available to you based on your Workplace Discount Program benefit eligibility.
    4. Shop: Your purchase is processed and completed in the Microsoft Store. You, the eligible employee, can install Microsoft 365 on your personal devices after the purchase is complete. Once you have purchased Microsoft 365 Family, you can share your subscription with up to 5 additional members of your household.
  • NOTE: Use your personal Microsoft Account and password when completing the installation and login credentials for your Office software. This is the same personal Microsoft Account used to complete the registration and purchase process of the Microsoft Workplace Discount Program. Your FDU e-mail address and credentials should not be used.

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