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Office 365: Overview of Microsoft Office 365 Suite

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Office 365: Overview of Microsoft Office 365 Suite

Microsoft Office 365 online applications are available to all MCCC students and employees.  Office 365 is powered by the cloud, which allows you to get your applications and files from virtually anywhere PC, MAC, and mobile devices have access to the internet.  Also, these applications will be automatically updated by Microsoft. 

Getting Started: 

  • Access Office 365 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) via the web or desktop. 
    • In Montco Connect, select Office 365 to access the applications or access the suite at  https://portal.office.com/Home and log in using your Montco username and password. 
    • Download the desktop versions of these applications for free

      Note:
      The College's Office 365 subscription allows you to download and use the full version of Microsoft Office Professional for Windows or MAC or the versions of the Office Apps for iPad and Android. The features are slightly different, but all available apps for each operating system are licensed for use as long as you are an active member of the community (employed or registered for courses).  
  • Office 365 Cheat Sheets

  • Office Quick Start Guides

Understanding the different applications:

Outlook - College Email

Outlook provides access to your email and calendar. You may choose to install Outlook on your desktop or use the web-based client.  All College employees and students (starting July 2022) use Outlook to receive their email. 

 

Outlook is critical to your success as a community member because it is where all official College communications and course communications are sent. You are also expected to communicate with the College community through your assigned College email address. 

Resources:

Microsoft Outlook (Office 365): Overview and Usage

OneDrive - Web-based File Storage

OneDrive provides a space for storing, organizing, and sharing files with easy access from any web browser. OneDrive replaces carrying around a flash drive to store your files. You can invite others to view or edit your files to provide top-level collaboration. OneDrive can sync with your computer to ensure your files are always backed up and available to you wherever there is an internet connection. 

Resources:

OneDrive for Business (Office 365): Overview and Usage

Word - Web-based Word Processing

Microsoft Word online logo 

Word online provides document creation and editing tools.  Most of the features you see in the desktop version are available online.  Any Word online files created are automatically stored in OneDrive for easy access at any time.  

Resources:

Word (Office 365): Overview and Usage

Making your Word documents accessible to people with disabilities

Excel - Web-based Data Processing

 

Excel online is a spreadsheet and data analysis tool. Excel may be used at a basic level to keep track of important information or at an advanced level to track data and create visual charts and graphs.  Most of the features you see in the desktop version are available online.  

 

Any  Excel online files created are automatically stored in your OneDrive for easy access at any time.  

Resources:

Excel (Office 365): Overview and Usage

Make your Excel documents accessible for people with disabilities

PowerPoint - Web-based Presentations 

PowerPoint online allows you to create and edit dynamic presentations that can be recorded.  Most of the features you see in the desktop version are available online.  

 

Any  PowerPoint online files created are automatically stored in your OneDrive for easy access at any time

Resources:

PowerPoint (Office 365): Overview and Usage


Making your PowerPoints accessible for people with disabilities
 

OneNote - Web-Based Notebook

OneNote is an online note-taking tool that can help you capture, annotate, and organize your notes. Access notes online at any time with an internet connection.   

 

Any  OneNote Notebooks created automatically stored in your OneDrive for easy access at any time.

 

Resources:

OneNote (Office 365): Overview and Usage

 Teams - Web-Based Group Collaboration 

Teams is an online collaboration space that allows you to manage discussions and files in one location.   

 

Avoid unnecessary emails by capturing all your conversations and project progress in one convenient space.   

 

Resources:

Microsoft Teams: Overview and Usage

Sway - Web-Based Presentations

      

Sway, while like PowerPoint, is an interactive digital storytelling application that allows you to create presentations, reports, newsletters, and more in an engaging and fun way.    

Resources:

Sway: Overview and Usage

You can also visit our KnowledgeBase  Microsoft Office Folder for even more resources and guides on the Microsoft Office Suite.

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