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
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.
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.
Type a name into the find someone text box. Right-click the name to add that person to a contact group.
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.
Click the “log In to Microsoft ” button on the right and use your LIU email and password
Click the waffle grid on the top left (above the house) and find “Teams”
A new tab (or window depending on settings) will open with the teams Interface
If desired, you can download the teams desktop or mobile app by clicking on your profile icon in the top right.
Helpful Tips for Setting Up Teams
Create a Team: Hints for naming Teams…
The name of the Team is public, even if the content is private
Be specific, Include segment, business unit or department prefixes and acronyms
Include “Project Team” or “Working Group” for Teams set up around commonly-known programs and services
Dedicated sections within a Team to keep conversations organized
Organize by topic, department, client, project
Currently, everyone on a Team has access to every channel. Private channels are coming soon.
Every channel has its own conversation space, apps, notebook, document library, etc. These are organized as tabs across the top.
Create a channel video
Tabs: Tabs, added along the top of a channel, can contain a document from your files area which is especially important to that channel (such as a project charter), or an application like a Planner project plan, a Youtube video, or a polling application like Polly. Learn more about tabs.
Notify others: Notify your teammates about conversations in Teams. The Teams equivalent of addressing someone on the To: line in an email is @-mention. You can @mention an entire team, a channel, or an individual. Teams offers an opportunity to replace email threads with Teams conversations. Learn more.
Integrate apps: Apps, bots, and connectors integrate into a channel. You can get data from your social media accounts like Twitter or Facebook, have a personal assistant schedule meetings and track your packages, or keep your project plans in a channel for all to find. Learn more about using apps with Teams.
Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching delivers professional development tools, software, and services to faculty and students in LIU STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs with low-cost subscriptions from Microsoft. Students receive developer tools from Microsoft at no cost – everything needed to create apps, games and websites. These tools can be downloaded directly from Microsoft to your PC.
This was previously known as Microsoft DreamSpark and then Microsoft Imagine
Students enrolled in or faculty teaching a STEM program can install a variety of Microsoft applications on their desktop or laptop at no cost.
Software acquired through a Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching subscription may also be installed on any number of departmental lab machines (depending on the licensing and courses the school or department offer). The software must be used for instructional and research purposes; it may not be used to run the infrastructure of the department.
Software can be downloaded from the Microsoft Education Hub Store.
More than 20 Microsoft Product Families are available, from applications such as Microsoft Access and Microsoft Project, to SharePoint Server, SQL Server Enterprise, and more.
Easy access through your LIU account
Software usage for learning and research is unlimited. It cannot be used for business or for-profit ventures.
What to Expect
This service is provided, and availability is determined, by Microsoft.