Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is the modern version of the Microsoft Office suite. 

Microsoft 365 is subscription-based, and includes the standard Microsoft Office applications: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote.  

Which Version Works for You?

Everyone at USD qualifies for a version of Microsoft 365.  Read more below to learn which version is available for you!

 

Office 365 Word Excel PowerPoint

Microsoft 365 Online (A1)

Available For

The Microsoft 365 Online (A1) suite is available to those with a USD email address but is limited to: 

  • Contractors
  • Adjunct faculty
  • Part-time employees

Microsoft 365 Local Install (A3)

Available For

The Microsoft 365 Local Install (A3) is available for the following user groups:

Features

The Microsoft 365 Online (A1) suite includes in-browser use of the following applications:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote

 

Features

The Microsoft 365 Local Install (A3) suite includes the following applications for installation on your computer:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote
  • Publisher (Windows only)
  • Access (Windows only)

Limitations

  • The Microsoft Online (A1) suite does not include local installation of the Office suite
  • Users must have an Internet connect to use this suite
  • Online suite has some limited features - for a complete list of limited features, please review Microsoft’s documentation

Limitations

Users with the Microsoft 365 Local Install (A3) license are able to use the installed Office suite or the Online Applications - there are no restrictions for this license.

How to Access

  1. Go to Office.com
  2. Log in with your USDOne credentials
  3. Click an application on your choice on the left to use it in-browser

Applications missing from the side bar?  Request a license here

Need more help?  Contact the ITS Help Desk

How to Access

  1. Go to Office.com
  2. Log in with your USDOne credentials
  3. Click "Install Office" in the upper right-hand corner

Missing the install button?  Request a license here

Need more help?  Check out our detailed install instructions here, or contact the Help Desk

Other Notes

Disabled Applications

In order to integrate with the USD technology ecosystem, some Microsoft 365 applications have been disabled.  

 

MS applications that are not allowed at USD

Application

Reason for Disable

Microsoft Exchange

USD uses Gmail for Education as our primary mail system

Microsoft Teams

USD uses Google Chat as our primary messaging and collaboration tool

Microsoft Bookings

Microsoft Bookings conflicts with other USD tools and systems

 

Microsoft OneDrive Policy

ITS DOES NOT RECOMMEND USING MICROSOFT OneDrive.  

Although OneDrive is available through your MS365 suite, all files in OneDrive are permanently deleted upon leaving or graduating from USD.  

ITS recommends using Google Drive, which remains accessible for alumni and does not delete data.  

 

External Resources

Frequently Asked Questions