Office 365 Online Applications

See the table below for descriptions and resources (if available) for O365 apps. Click on the name of the app for more information.

Application Description
Outlook Web Mail

Outlook Web Email is similar to the desktop version of Outlook, but housed in a web browser.

Outlook Web Calendar Outlook Web Calendar is similar to the desktop version of Outlook Calendar, but housed in a web browser. 
Outlook Web People Outlook Web People is similar to the desktop version of Outlook Contacts or People, but housed in a web browser.
Outlook Web Tasks Outlook Web Tasks  is similar to the desktop version of Outlook Tasks, but housed in a web browser.
Skype for Business chat within Outlook on the Web

Skype for Business chat integration into Outlook on the web enables real-time conversations, as well as access to your contacts and people search within your organization. Simply click the Skype icon located in the top (right) navigation bar to get started.  You can also initiate conversations by clicking the IM button in a person's contact card.


Visit the public newsfeed to stay in tune with conversations among your workmates, and to see other updates about their activities. The "Following" view of the newsfeed generally contains items that you're likely to find the most relevant and interesting. Here you primarily see posts created by people you're following, and posts pertaining to other content you're following, such as tags and documents. In addition to the "Following" view, you might occasionally be interested in browsing the "Everyone" view, the organization-wide newsfeed.

Note: when you follow someone they will get an email letting them know you are following them on SharePoint. This still means Newsfeed.

OneDrive for Business OneDrive for Business is a place in the cloud where you can store, share, and sync your work files. As part of Office 365, OneDrive for Business lets you update and share your files from any device. You can even work on Office documents with others at the same time. While OneDrive for Business can be used in a web browser, the desktop version is part of the Office ProPlus , Office 2016 desktop programs.
Sites Sites is an O365 feature that allows you to create your websites within the O365 environment. All of your documents and contacts are integrated and accessible using your sites. You can create a blog site for posting new ideas and information or a collaboration site to help a project group work together. The kind of site you create depends on how you want to use it. Sites comes with easy to use templates to help you develop each public or private site.


Check out What kind of sites can I create? for more information.


Delve helps you discover the information that's likely to be most interesting to you right now - across Office 365. Find information about people - and through people - and help others find you. You can also use Delve to help you find documents you've shared or worked on through various groups and storage locations. Once you open Delve, you will see your own documents from across O365 and documents your colleagues are working on that you have access to. Use Boards to organize and group documents.

Visit What is Delve? for more information.

Video Upload and share videos with the MSU Community through O365.
Word Online  Access and use Microsoft Word Online to edit and create Word documents in a web browser, instead of opening in the desktop version. 
Excel Online  Use Microsoft Excel Online for spreadsheet and data analysis without having to leave the web and download to your desktop or laptop computer. 
PowerPoint Online  Use the full features of Microsoft PowerPoint but in the online environment.
OneNote Online  OneNote is a digital notebook. Whether you're at home, in school, or in the office, use OneNote to take notes wherever you go. And OneNote automatically saves and synchronizes your notes so you can focus on your thoughts and ideas. 
Sway Sway is a digital storytelling app for work, school and home that makes it quick and easy to create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. Tell a story with interactive multimedia content such as text, images, videos, tweets, Vines, interactive charts, GIFs and more!


Visit Getting Started with Sway for tutorials and more information.

OneNote Class or Faculty Notebook OneNote Class or Staff Notebooks have a personal workspace for everyone, a content library for handouts, and a collaboration space for lessons and creative activities. For more information view the OneNote Class Notebook FAQ or the OneNote Staff Notebook FAQ.


The Office Suite and OneDrive for Business apps will work with Windows 7 or above. All of these applications can be used in the web browser.