What is it?

Office 365 is a cloud-based, off-site email, calendaring, storage, and collaboration suite from Microsoft. UNC currently uses an on-site Microsoft Exchange system for your email and calendar. Office 365 joins your email, calendar, file storage and Office applications together into one easy-to-access solution. And, it will look & feel just like what you’re used to now with Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.!

Why is it better?

  • More email storage (Outlook) and file storage (OneDrive)
  • Better collaboration options (browser-based editing & sharing)
  • Stronger physical and digital security for your information
  • 24/7/365 accessibility from anywhere with network connectivity
  • Complements the technology environment at UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Office applications are automatically updated from the cloud

Quick Facts

Features Office 365 Current UNC Environment
Email Storage 50 GB plus unlimited archive storage space 2 GB
File Storage 1 TB of OneDrive file storage (for personal or work use, and more secure than Dropbox) None
File Sharing Yes, with those internal to UNC No
File Collaboration With Microsoft Online Apps using SharePoint and/or OneDrive None
Licenses for Office installations 5 on desktop computers (including personal devices)
5 on mobile devices (tablets and smart phones)
1 per work machine (no personal devices)
Automatic Updates for Office Yes, all Office applications updated from the cloud No
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