Office 365 - What is Office 365?

It is a cloud-based service, meaning that university data will be stored off campus property, at data centers owned and managed by Microsoft. While Microsoft does offer an option for a premises-based/cloud based setup, it would have come with significant additional costs, so the university has decided to pursue the 100% cloud-based solution.

Office 365 service offerings available to customers are consistent across all of its customers, including UW-Madison. Though the services associated with Office 365 are configurable to meet the needs of the university, it is not a customizable solution. UW-Madison will be able to mix and match services to meet campus requirements.

Benefits to the university-such as improved features with new releases, upgrades built in, reliability, availability, and price–exist because we are taking this approach.

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Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2013-01-07 14:50 CDTUpdated:2015-04-30 13:31 CDT
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