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What is Office 365
Office 365 is an online service provided by Microsoft that includes access to Office applications such as Word, Excel, etc. It includes a 50GB mailbox that is based on Microsoft Exchange 2013. You can access these services from any device with internet access.
How do I login to Office 365
Students can access O365 by going to the USC Upstate homepage, clicking on Current Students and then clicking the Office 365 logo. Faculty and staff can access O365 from the faculty and staff page on the Upstate website by clicking on the Office 365 logo. Students, faculty and staff can also login directly by going to
How do I get to my O365 apps from my email?
If you are already logged in to your email, click on the box in the top left corner. A drop down menu will appear with links to OneDrive, Office webapps and other features.
How do I sign into my email in Office 365?
Go to email.uscupstate.edu and sign in with your existing Upstate username and password
How large a message can I send?
The maximum size of a message can be 25 mb including the attachment.
How do I reset my email password if I have forgotten it?
Students can currently reset their password at http://password.uscupstate.edu. ITS is looking into the possibility of offering online password reset for faculty and staff at a future date.
Why did you choose Office365?
Office 365 offers the latest communication and collaboration tools from Microsoft in a web-based format. It offers Office in a format that desktop users are familiar with. It will reduce IT overhead, improve reliability and make it easier to grow as our users increase.
Is Internet access required for Office 365?
Internet access is required to install and activate Office 365 and to manage your account. Internet connectivity is also required to access Office 365 cloud services, including email, conferencing, and other services.
What is the cloud?
"The cloud" is web-based computing services that are hosted outside of USC Upstate. Many services you use every day are a part of the cloud—everything from web-based email to mobile banking and online photo storage. Because this is located online or "in the cloud," you can access it virtually anywhere, from a PC, tablet, smartphone, or other device with an Internet connection.
What browsers can I use to access Office 365?
Office 365 supports the following browsers
What devices does Office 365 support?
What Office Web Apps are available?
The Office 365 suite includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
What Cloud services are available?
Exchange (email), Skype for Business (communication), Sharepoint (web document sharing) and OneDrive
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