The Microsoft Office 365 features that are available to faculty and staff as part of our DePaul University offering are listed below. For guidance on what types of data to store on OneDrive, go to Microsoft Office 365 for Faculty and Staff.
For information on downloading and installing Office to your personal devices, go to Office 365 ProPlus.
What is Microsoft Teams?
Teams is Microsoft's unified communications platform which combines messaging, meetings, file storage, application integration, and voice and video calling into one collaborative team workspace. Each Team you create gets it's own SharePoint website, OneDrive storage space, chat channels, and more. Teams is Microsoft's replacement solution for Skype for Business. There is not yet a date for when Skype for Business support will end, however, it is the recommendation of Information Services that you start to familiarize yourself with Teams and start moving away from using Skype for Business.
How do I sync my files with OneDrive?
OneDrive is a cloud storage, collaboration, and synchronization service that lets you easily store and access your files from all your devices. It integrates seamlessly with Windows or Mac, allowing you to easily back up your work data, as well as securely share and co-edit these files with anyone.
you have Windows 10 or Office 2016, this utility may already be
installed on your machine and can easily be connected to your Office 365
account. It allows you to sync files between your computer and the
cloud. By default, it will maintain a synced copy of all of your files
in both locations. You can work directly with your files in File
Explorer and access your files even when you are offline. If it is not
already installed on your machine, or for more information and
instructions on setting up OneDrive Sync see: Sync with OneDrive.
OneDrive Files On-Demand
Files On-Demand is a setting
within OneDrive Sync that is disabled by default. When this setting is
enabled, you can choose which files will use storage space on your local
machine. You can still work with your files from File Explorer but will
not be able to access any files designated as “online-only” without
Internet access. For more information and instructions for setting up
OneDrive Files On-Demand see: Use OneDrive files on Demand.