Office 365 ProPlus for Faculty, Staff and Students

LIU is providing Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus to all active faculty, staff and students at no cost via the Microsoft Office in Education program. Employees and students of the University may install this suite of productivity software on their personal devices, including desktops and laptops, tablets, and smart phones. This free version includes widely used Microsoft applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

The Office 365 ProPlus license remains active until you leave the University. At that point, you’ll be prompted to pay a license fee to Microsoft or stop using Microsoft Office

To download Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for free please log in via the LIU Microsoft Web Applications Login page.

LIU has expanded its services with Microsoft’s Office 365 platform to include OneDrive for Business, a cloud-based solution for storing, syncing and sharing files.

OneDrive for Business makes it easy to collaborate with multiple people on files across different web browsers and operating systems, including iOS. OneDrive for Business also features 1 TB of file storage for each individual with an account.

Some benefits of OneDrive for Business include:

  • Real-time collaboration editing documents using the online Office Web Apps or Office client apps
  • Sharing files with others and managing who can edit documents
  • Accessing the same files via a phone, tablet or computer

OneDrive for Business is different than OneDrive. A OneDrive account is tied to a personal Microsoft consumer account that is not managed by LIU. An OneDrive for Business account is tied to University Single Sign on ID managed by the University.

Access Microsoft One Drive
Login with your University Full Name as Username and the University email pwd. (When option is given at the Microsoft login screen, select the institutional or Work email field, not​ Personal). You will be prompted to setup your Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) with a mobile phone. Please complete that, as the service is secured and mandates this.

To request access to One Drive use please click here.


  1. From Microsoft available at:
  2. A quick start sheet


Upload Files and Folders

Share Files and Folders
( Note: Sharing is only enabled for LIU email accounts ONLY. External sharing is not enabled.)

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What is Skype for Business?

Skype for Business (Microsoft) is a powerful way to instantly communicate with LIU  colleagues. With the click of a button you can open a text chat, or make a voice call. Skype for Business makes online communication more collaborative and engaging. And, you can use Skype for Business from nearly any computer or mobile device, on campus or anywhere in the world you have Internet access.
For Video Meetings please use Zoom for LIU.
Skype for Business is available for both Windows and Mac computers. Skype for Business is not available for Linux operating systems.


Quick Help Guides:

During Skype setup you will need 3 sets of information.

Email: your full email
Username: liunet\droselle
Password: your password

If you get to a screen like this during setup:

Input your password to proceed (after receiving an error message)

At the next screen, input the username in the liunet\username format and your password

You should be able to log in.

If it is still not successful, please submit a help ticket.

Select the guides below for Downloading and Log-on instructions.

Start an Instant Message (IM) Text Conversation

Find a Contact

Type a name into the find someone text box. Right-click the name to add that person to a contact group.

Determine Availability

Easily determine someone’s availability by checking for a green check next to their avatar (picture) in Outlook or Skype for Business. Red or yellow indicates that person is unavailable. Presence is determined by your LIU calendar, or you can manually update your status through Skype for Business.

Instant Message a Contact

Double-click or right-click a contact name and type your message into the text box. Enter sends the message. Right-click a user’s name in an email to add their name as a Skype for Business contact.

Learn more

Introduction to Skype for Business

Presence and IM

Log in to Microsoft