New Office 365 apps are now available

10 September 2019

After a successful pilot and extensive behind-the-scenes work, the Computing Services Department (CSD) is pleased to make a host of new Office 365 applications available to University staff.

The collaborative tools available as of today are OneDrive for Business, Teams, Planner and Sway. SharePoint Online, which has been available to staff since 2017, is also part of the Office 365 suite.

* How to get started
OneDrive for Business allows you to access your work files any time, anywhere, from any of your devices. You have control of who can see and edit your files on this app, which means you can also share files with colleagues and work on them simultaneously. Established University spaces such as your M: drive and departmental drives are still available and should be used to store confidential and sensitive information.

You don't need to request access to this app. Just visit http://office.com and log in with your University credentials (in the format username@liverpool.ac.uk).

Teams is a hub where you can seamlessly share information, work together on documents and projects, and keep each other up to date with informal chat. To create a Teams site for your group or department, simply log a request through our self-service portal - https://servicedesk.liverpool.ac.uk - by clicking Request > Office 365 > Microsoft Teams site.

These cloud-based tools offer better and faster collaborative working, with new spaces in which to use and store your work.

This week the CSD team will introduce these new apps at a series of roadshow events, where staff can learn how to take full advantage of the collaborative nature of the new services.

Sessions will take place in Teaching Hub Building 502, Lecture theatre 2 at the following times:

* Wednesday 11 September, 2pm
* Wednesday 11 September, 3pm
* Thursday 12 September, 2pm
* Thursday 12 September, 3pm
* Friday 13 September, 2pm
* Friday 13 September, 3pm

Please note that the roadshow will also take place at Leahurst, with the date and venue to be confirmed.

If you can't make any of the times and dates above, the session will be available to view on Stream from Monday 16 September: https://stream.liv.ac.uk.

* Support
For more information about the new Office 365 apps, visit https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/csd/office/office365/. If you have any queries about getting started with the new Office 365 apps, please visit our self-service portal and click 'Support'.