Microsoft 365

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Microsoft 365 is a collection of powerful productivity apps you can use across multiple devices. Write assignments, expand your creativity and connect with others. This subscription service is free to current UB students, faculty and staff.  Read about the project to bring 365 to UB

Help docs

Microsoft 365 help & learning


Word - Format text, insert images and tables, and lay out documents. Microsoft Word help & learning


Excel - Organize and manipulate data in spreadsheets with sorting, calculations, graphing tools, pivot tables, and macros. Microsoft Excel help & learning


PowerPoint - Create presentations with images, videos, animation, and formatted text with templates or custom slide themes. Microsoft PowerPoint help & learning

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Access - Access is an easy-to-use tool for quickly creating customizable database applications. Microsoft Access help & learning


OneNote - Host notes, drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries and collaborate with others. Microsoft OneNote help & learning


OneDrive for Business - Enjoy cloud storage across your devices. Microsoft OneDrive help & learning


Teams - Chat, start video meetings and share files. Learn more about Teams, or visit Microsoft Teams help & learning


Planner - A simple, visual way to organize teamwork. Microsoft Planner help & learning.


Publisher (PC only) - Create everything from simple labels to professional newsletters and marketing materials. Microsoft Publisher help & learning


Whiteboard - Transform your work into professional charts and shapes with pen, touch, and keyboard. Microsoft Whiteboard help


Windows Store for Business - Find and purchase apps for your organization, individually, or in volume. Microsoft Store help

Common questions

What is the difference between Office 365 and Microsoft 365?

Nothing. Microsoft 365 is simply Microsoft's new name for their product.

Will I still be able to use Zoom for video conferencing?

UB has no current plans to retire Zoom and will continue to offer it for UB students, faculty and staff for the foreseeable future.

Do I keep control of my documents with Microsoft 365?

Yes. Documents that you have created belong fully to you. You can choose to store them online on OneDrive or locally on your PC or Mac.

Can I store restricted data in OneDrive, Teams, or any Microsoft 365 application?

No. Please see Handling Restricted Data at UB for guidelines and alternatives.

How do I close a personal account?

I'm graduating. Do I get to keep Microsoft 365?

No. You will need to move your files off of OneDrive. Before you leave UB, you should move your files to a free OneDrive account. See Transition from UBIT Services.

Is Microsoft Project included?

Microsoft Project can be used to view Project files only. It cannot be used to create or edit Project files.

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About this service

For more information, please visit our Official Policy Library.

Need help? Contact the UBIT Help Center or your departmental IT support.