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Technology Support: Office 365: Office 365 Applications

Application Overview

There are a number of applications in the Office 365 suite you may find useful.  It is probably most helpful to start with OneDrive, online Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. As you become comfortable with these applications, you may want to explore the other applications available to you. Keep in mind features are limited when using Office 365 applications versus the full Office 365 version.

The full desktop version of Office 2016 is available to all Walden students at no cost. As a reminder, you can only use Office 2016 on one computer, but the full version allows you utilize all features of the software. Using the full desktop version of Office 2016 is highly recommended as the features of the software will work best to complete your coursework or capstone project. For more details on Office 2016 please view the Customer Care website Office 365:Office 2016. If you decide to proceed with the installation process of Office 2016 please seek assistance from Microsoft Support.



Office 365 has a calendar program that integrates into Mail, allowing you to schedule meetings with anyone.  It is similar to Google Calendar.

Access the Calendar within Mail

Click the Calendar icon in the lower left corner of the window.


Access the Calendar from the App Launcher

  1. On any page in Office 365, click the App Launcher in the upper left corner (it looks like a grid).
  2. Click the Calendar app.


Microsoft Office 365 Calendar


Skype is the Office 365 version of Google Hangouts.  It is a great tool for collaborating with your colleagues or your faculty.  Skype has chat, voice call, and video call. You can chat, call, or video call anyone in the organization, and even people outside of it.  

You may use Skype in your personal life, or are already using it with students. Office 365 Skype is just the same.  

Access Skype

  1. Log in to Office 365.
  2. Open the Mail application.
  3. Click the Skype icon in the upper right corner, by the settings gear.


Micrososft Office 365 Skype


OneDrive is the Office 365 equivalent of Google Drive or Dropbox.  You can store all kinds of files on OneDrive, making them accessible anywhere you have an internet connection.  You can also share your files with others, and collaborate on documents together.

Microsoft Office 365 One Drive

Other Applications

There are a host of other applications in Office 365. If you are interested, you can learn about them at the Office 365 website.

Microsoft Office 365 Applications

Get shared permissions information with Who Has Access

Do you need to find out who else has access to your files? A tool called Who Has Access scans your Google Apps and provides a report by user for all shared content.

To get a shared content report:

  1. Log in to your Walden Google account.
  2. Once you are logged in, go to Who Has Access
  3. Click the Scan my Google Drive Now button.
  4. Click the Allow button.
  5. Wait for Who Has Access to scan your Google drive account.
  6. Click the Export Report to CSV & Excel to access the report.

Now you can share content through O365’s OneDrive with all Walden faculty, staff. 

Please note: You cannot share Office 365 with students until they are migrated into O365 mid-2017.  If you need to share content with students, continue using Google until they migrate.