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Information Resources and Technology

Office 365 Apps

Office 365 Apps

Office 365 provides our campus community with online apps used for teaching and learning, office productivity, and collaboration.

Features and Benefits

Office 2016

Current faculty, staff, and students can download the full version of Office 2016 for free. This includes Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, and Outlook. Combined with the online version of these applications in Office 365, work can be created, shared, and managed from anywhere.

As part of your license, you can install Office 2016 on up to 5 personally owned computers.

Download Office 2016 by doing the following:

  1. Log in at
  2. Sign in with your Office 365 account (your SacLink and password).
  3. Click the Download Office 2016 button in the upper right corner.

You can also find more detailed instructions at:

Office 365 Apps

Supported by IRT

The following Office 365 apps are hosted in the cloud, which means that you can use them anywhere and anytime so long as you have internet access. If you are experiencing issues with any of these applications, please contact the Service Desk at 916-278-7337 or submit a service ticket.

Excel Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that features calculation, graphic tools, pivot tables, and macro programming language support for Windows and Mac operating systems.
Word Microsoft Word is a full-featured word processing program for Windows and Mac operating systems.
PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program for Windows and Mac operating systems.
OneDrive Microsoft OneDrive is an online cloud storage service. Files stored on OneDrive can be accessed from any location with an internet connection. OneDrive also makes it possible for multiple people to collaborate on a document together in real-time.
OneNote Microsoft OneNote is a free-form note-taking program for Windows operating systems.
Outlook Microsoft Outlook is an email and calendar program for Windows and Mac operating systems. Outlook is available for Office 2016. In Office 365, Outlook has been separated into four apps:
  1. Mail: create, send, and read email
  2. Calendar: create appointments, invite others to meetings, and manage resource scheduling
  3. Tasks: keep track of to-do items that don't need to be put on your calendar
  4. People: where personal contacts, address books, and organization information can be viewed

Suppported by Microsoft

The following cloud applications are provided by Microsoft and are not supported by the university. If you would like more information or assistance regarding these apps, please visit

Planner Built for Office 365, Planner lets you attach files to tasks, work together on those files, and even have conversations around tasks without switching between apps. With Planner, all discussions and deliverables stay with the plan rather than in the individual applications.
Sway Microsoft Sway is a new online "storytelling" app that focuses on creating and sharing self-guided, visually appealing presentations.
Delve Microsoft Delve is a social networking/document discovery service that shows what you and others from the university are working on and sharing. It is similar to sites like Pinterest and Portfolium, where entries are displayed as tiles on a page.
Yammer Yammer is a private micro-blogging and collaboration platform for enterprise social networking – similar to Facebook’s wall feed.
Video Portal Office 365 Video is an intranet website portal where people from the university can post and view videos.
PowerApps PowerApps is an organizational data management and app development tool.
Flow Flow allows you to create automated workflows between different apps, services, files, and data sources.
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