There are many benefits of using Microsoft (Office) 365 at WPI, including:
- Improved collaboration tools such as Microsoft 365 Outlook for the Web, Teams, and Planner
- Improved ability to store, access, and share files using OneDrive
- Improved mobile capability using Microsoft 365 apps for mobile devices
- A new interface portal.office.com for the WPI Community to access critical academic and business tools like O365, Salesforce, eProjects, and Workday from anywhere
Microsoft (Office) 365
Microsoft (Office) 365 is accessed via
portal.office.com. Use your WPI username and password to login. Microsoft applications enable collaboration and access via various platforms and devices.
For WPI machines, please Request Help from ITS to update the version of Office on the computer.Request Help
Microsoft 365 can be installed on personal machines.Install Office 365 on a Personal Machine
Microsoft 365 Outlook
Access your WPI email on any browser from anywhere using the Outlook for the Web application.Microsoft 365 Outlook at WPI
Microsoft 365 OneDrive
Store, edit, and co-author numerous file types using various browsers, mobile apps, or desktop apps.O365 OneDrive at WPI
Microsoft 365 Teams
Collaboration tool including messaging, file sharing, Group email. Can use additional apps, such as PlannerMicrosoft 365 Teams at WPI
Create new plans, assign and sort tasks, and share files with othersMicrosoft 365 Planner at WPI
Frequently Asked Questions
What apps will I see?
There are a wide variety of applications that can be used through Microsoft 365. These include Outlook, OneDrive, Teams, and Planner. The online versions of the Microsoft 365 suite can also be found through the App Launcher in the portal. As additional apps are rolled out, IT will update the community and they will become available in the App Launcher.
Can I still use Outlook and Office on my computer to access my mail and files?
Yes, you can continue to use our existing version of Outlook and Office. Microsoft 365 offers new functionality for collaboration and file sharing. See the Installation section to upgrade to the Microsoft 365 desktop applications.
Can I still use my current network drives for files?
Yes, you can continue to use your network drives. OneDrive is optional.
Can I store sensitive information in OneDrive?
No, you can't store any sensitive data that falls under WPI's Restricted Usage class. For more details, please see WPI's Data Classification Policy.