Use apps in a web browser

Most of the programs in your Microsoft 365 subscription (such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint) can be used directly from a web browser.

Instructions

NOTE: Microsoft recommends Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

Signing in

  1. Go to https://portal.office.com
  2. Choose your @buffalo.edu account
  3. Enter your UBITName password
  4. Decide whether to stay signed in (if you are on a public computer, choose No)

Available options

  • Click an app's icon to launch it inside the browser
  • Click All apps to see more available programs
  • Click Start new+ to create a new document
  • Select a recently opened document
  • Browse your OneDrive

Common questions

What are some advantages of using apps in a web browser vs. installing them?

Maybe you are on-the-go and can't get to your computer and don't enjoy the mobile experience. Maybe it's an application you can't (or don't want to) install on your computer. Whatever the reason, Microsoft 365's browser capabilities makes sure your tools are where you need them.

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.