Microsoft Office 365

Office 365 is a collaborative, cloud-based storage, communication and applications solution provided by Microsoft.

Office 365 is HIPAA and Export Control compliant.



August 13, 2021

Sign Into Office: Starting in August 2021, you may be prompted to sign into Office the next time you open an Office file (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint). For how to sign in, go to Microsoft's Sign in to Office Page, scroll down and select the type of device you are using (e.g., PC, Mac, iOS, Android), and follow the sign in instructions. To sign in, for username, use your email address and for password your NetID password. If prompted, complete DUO, and you'll be signed in. 

The Full Office Experience

Along with the tools we are already familiar with, Office 365 provides secure online file storage, project/team sites, web apps to view and edit Office files, and social networking to share ideas and spark innovation. 

OneDrive for Business

1TB of Storage

Store your Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote files online so that you can access them from any device.  Share these files with just your team or to anyone with the link. 

OneDrive Information

OneDrive Training



Group Project Site

Share and collaborate on files, discussions, updates, charts, links and more in one workspace.

A SharePoint site separate from your  Stony Brook account can be requested.

SharePoint Help

SharePoint Training

Web Apps

Excel, Word, PowerPoint & OneNote

Light weight version of the applications you are already familiar with. You can create, share and edit files from your web browser in OneDrive.

Microsoft Office Training


Social Networking for Work

Yammer is Stony Brook's official social networking site for sharing ideas and connecting to others to spark innovation as well as to create a community.

Yammer Information

Yammer Training

Skype for Business

Video Conferencing and Screensharing

Host online meetings for work or courses, share your screen and record it all to use later.  You can download Skype for Business from the Office 365 portal at

Skype for Business is expiring July 2021.  Teams has similar web conferencing capabilities.

Skype for Business Help


One place for notes

Revolutionize your notes (handwritten or typed) by gathering audio sound bytes, drawings, screenshots, slides and other files that can be accessed from any device.

OneNote Help

OneNote Training



New to Office365, Microsoft Teams allows you to create collaborative areas called channels to chat, share files and invite guests to web conference meetings.  Note:  Guests must be invited to collaborate.

Teams Training

On-Demand Teams Training

Instructor-Led Training

Class Notebook

Collaborate on class projects and share assignments.  Provide feedback on assignments through private student notebooks that only instructors can see.

Interactive User Guide



Log into the Office 365 portal from anywhere:

  • Yammer to work social
  • OneDrive to store files
  • Apps to edit Word, Excel & PowerPoint files
  • Skype for Business to easily communicate and collaborate

Install MS Office Applications

Download the full Microsoft Office suite of applications free for active students and active west campus faculty & staff from the Office 365 portal. East campus faculty and staff should contact 4-HELP.

Work Across Devices

Install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook on up to 5 PCs and Macs to complete your work. You can get Office apps for unlimited mobile devices for free, too!


Liberate Education

Students, faculty and researchers can accomplish more outside the classroom by using the applications they are already comfortable with and keep connected with simple file and note sharing, real-time authoring, and online discussion/idea sharing -- accessible & secure where ever there is Internet access. 

Your Data is Safe

FERPA, HIPAA, & Export Control Compliant.

You are empowered to protect your data by setting permissions.

Streamlined IT Process

Cloud management is quickly & easily automated based on our IT policies which reduce overhead and allows for expedited control.