MSU Offering Office 365 to All Students

Dear MSU Student,

Montana State University is continuing our transition to a common email and desktop collaboration suite to support productivity and collaboration among our community. Office 365 provides email and the Office Productivity Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) for use on both desktops and mobile devices.

As of this summer, all students on campus have access to Office 365.

Set Up Your New Office 365 Account

  • To begin using your new Office 365 email address (@student.montana.edu), visit: http://www.montana.edu/office365/student/email.html.
  • If you would like to set your Office 365 email as the address where official university communications (e.g. class email, financial aid, etc.) are sent, you must go to MyInfo (http://www.montana.edu/myinfo) and update your address on record.
    • To do so, log into MyInfo, click the “Personal Information” tab and select the “Update Email Addresses” link. If the address shown is not your first.last#@student.montana.edu, click change to enter it. If you do not know what your first.last# is, go to My Profile at http://password.montana.edu and click the User Information link on the side navigation. Your student.montana.edu address will be listed.
  • To download Office 365 ProPlus software (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) on multiple devices (Windows, Apple, iOS, and Android operating systems), visit: http://www.montana.edu/office365/student/office.html.
  • If you would like to forward your existing MSU Google email to Office 365, detailed instructions can be found at http://www.montana.edu/office365/transition.html.
  • To learn more about Office 365, visit http://www.montana.edu/office365/student.

Transition from Google Apps for Education to Office 365

If you wish to continue to use your MSU Google email or Google apps over the next academic year, no change is needed. During the next academic year, we will be working with users to transition them over to the new Office 365 environment. By August of 2017, the Google Apps for Education environment will no longer be supported.

Questions

If you have questions about the setup or use of Office 365 or the transition from Google Apps for Education, please email office365support@montana.edu or contact the ITC Service Desk at (406) 994-1777.


Thank you

The Information Technology Center