Microsoft Office 365 @ BYUI

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM Call us: (208) 496-9000

What is Office 365?

Office 365 is a set of cloud services available on a subscription basis from Microsoft.  Because Microsoft is turning to a model of "Evolution not Revolution", you'll see constant minor changes in the interface.  Learn to embrace change.  We currently license all users for Exchange Online (email).  We are currently testing OneDrive (storage).  If you're interested in being a test user, please contact us at OneDrive@byui.edu.

Feature Testing Available
Collaboration: Everyone can edit a document at the same time in Word, PowePoint, or Excel.  
  • Office ProPlus
    • The latest version of WordExcelPowerPointOneNoteAccess and Publisher installed on up to five PCs or Macs and up to five mobile devices like iPad, Android and Windows tablets. 
    • Click here for more information on home computer use.
  • Office Online
    • In-browser editing, collaboration and co-authoring
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Chat: Communicate instantly with document collaborators using Lync/Skype. x
Attachments: Link to files instead of attaching them.  Change permissions from "read only" to "edit". x

Cloud Storage:

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OneNote Tasks: Write a to-do list in OneNote and easily convert it to tasks with deadlines and reminders in your Outlook calendar. x
Better Presentations: Check out Sway, a cloud presentation software integrated with Bing image search. x
Scribble Conversion: Help OneNote detect which of your chicken scratches belong together with the lasso tool. x
Declutter Your Inbox: Train less important messages to be read later. x
Ignore "Reply All": Tired of hearing folks say, "Me, too" in a message thread?  Click "Ignore" to mute the conversation. x
True Signatures: Use the DocuSign app to electronically sign and email documents. x
Power Map: Convert rows of data in Excel into images. x
Better Charts/Graphs/PivotTables: Use "Quick Analysis" in Excel to see all of your options. x
Better Fill: Excel now offers "Flash Fill" to automatically recognize any changes you are making and do the rest for you. x
PDF Editing: Use Microsoft Word to open, edit, and re-save as PDF. x
Enterprise-grade Email: 50 GB Mailboxes are a 100x increase from our previous limit of 500 MB.  For more information about Mailbox Size click here. x

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Voicemail

  • Your voicemail is now provided by Cisco Unity instead of Microsoft Exchange.
  • You will receive voicemail notifications in your email box.  
  • Missed Calls notifications only appear on your Cisco phone, not in your email box.
  • To access your voicemail from a Cisco phone, press the "messages" button on the phone and enter your pin.
    - If you do not have a pin setup enter 123456 when asked.  You will then be prompted to choose a new one.
  • To access your voicemail from a different phone, dial 496-0510 and press * at the menu. You will be prompted to enter your extension and PIN.
  • If you are having trouble receiving voicemail in your mailbox, contact the help desk (x9000).

myBYUI

  • If you use the EMAIL tab in myBYUI to check your email online, you will notice an enhanced user experience.
  • If you normally browse directly to owa.byui.edu the new address would be http://outlook.office365.com
  • For more information about Outlook Web App (OWA) click here.

Pertinent URLs

Personal Microsoft Account BYU-Idaho (Organizational/Institutional) Account
office.microsoft.com mail.office365.com
outlook.com outlook.com/byui.edu
skydrive.live.com  outlook.office365.com
portal.microsoftonline.com 
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM Call us: (208) 496-9000