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Office 365: Application Eligibility, Set Up, and Access

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Article Number : KB0015714
Published on : 2017-06-20
Last modified : 2017-06-20 16:25:18
Knowledge Base : IT Public Self Help


Office 365 is best known for the email service it provides, but there are several other powerful tools that are either available now or will become available soon.

Now available:


  • Exchange Online -- enterprise-class email, calendar and contacts with a 50 GB inbox.
  • Office Pro Plus -- Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, available to all faculty, staff and students
  • Skype for Business -- features instant messaging, online meetings (including video conferencing up to 6 concurrent users), and screen sharing all in one app that works with Office Online.
  • SharePoint Online (available upon request) -- create team sites for easy document collaboration including permissions and versioning.
  • OneDrive -- cloud-based storage service that allows easy access to your files, from anywhere, on any device.
  • Office Online -- collaborative editing of Office documents in your web browser.


Coming soon:

  • MS Teams -- ‘persistent’ and searchable chat ideally suited for teams or projects (targeted for availability during fall 2017 semester)
  • Power BI* -- suite of business analytics tools with rich dashboards (targeted for availability during fall 2017 semester)
  • Microsoft Project Online* --  create, track and report on projects (targeted for availability during fall 2017 semester)

*Access to advanced features will require separate annual licensing cost




How Do I Set Up My Skype for Business Account?

Login to Microsoft Applications using your university branded email address and password. 

Quick Start Guides


Users who have an Office 365 mailbox are eligible for a Skype for Business account. It can be downloaded using the instructions below. 

For general assistance, you can refer to the Microsoft Support Page for Skype for Business

Download and Set Up

To download Skype for Business:

1. Visit

2. Click Office 365 Portal

3. Enter UT EID and password to sign in

4. Click Settings at he top of the page

5. Office 365 Settings

6. Software

7. Skype for Business

8. Set up Skype for Business Video 


Skype for Business Manual Account Configuration

If automatic configuration does not work, here are steps for manual configuration of the Skype for Business Client:

1. Enter your primary email address to sign in

2. Click the gear settings icon at the top of the screen

3. Choose Personal  

4. Click Advanced

5. Select Manual Configuration

6. Internal Server Name:

    External Server Name:

7. Click OK until you return to the sign in page. 


Skype for Business Video Tutorials

Introducing Skype for Business

Add a Contact

Set up Audio and Video

Make and Receive Calls using Skype for Business

Schedule a Skype for Business Meeting

Set up a Skype for Business Meeting in Outlook

Join a Skype for Business Meeting

Meet and Share Screens and Programs



What Am I Eligible For?

 Office 2016 Education is available to current Students and Faculty of the university to install on personal devices free of charge using their or address and password. 

1. Visit 

2. Select Office 365 Portal to view applications available to you for download and use

3. Click Other Installs to view additional applications available to you




Need Help with other Office 365 applications?

 Check out Microsoft training and support documentation links below for FAQs, training resources, and tutorials!

  Quick Start Guides

 Microsoft Teams Help

 Office Training Center 

 OneNote Help


 Skype for Business FAQ





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