Nottingham Trent University Office 365

Nottingham Trent University Office 365

The university provides Office 365 for students and staff to use for all their communication needs. Office 365 is web-based which means all services can be accessed from wherever you are located. This includes access to Outlook and Calendar as well as the full suite of Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) . You can also access OneDrive, a cloud-based file storage space, where you can save your files and work collaboratively with others.


Nottingham Trent University Office 365

In my last Office 365 blog post, I mentioned that OneDrive and OneDrive for Business are the names of the cloud storage* areas which come with Office 365. (*Cloud storage is a way of saving information safely and securely to the web. Files stored in the cloud are backed up and can be accessed quickly and easily on any internet enabled device.)

But what’s the difference between OneDrive and OneDrive for Business?

2015-08-25_11-51-07 OneDrive is personal cloud storage which you can choose to set up using a personal Microsoft email account.  If you use Office 365 at home, you may already be using OneDrive.

2015-08-25_11-50-29 OneDrive for Business is cloud storage provided via your university account.  This space can be used for saving business documents.  Note: You will see NTU’s OneDrive for Business referred to as OneDrive – Nottingham Trent University.

When you go to save a document by clicking on the File tab, you will see both the OneDrive and OneDrive – Nottingham Trent University options.  To save your document to cloud storage rather than your PC or usual network drive, simply choose the appropriate OneDrive: OneDrive – Nottingham Trent University for business documents or OneDrive for personal documents.

Once a document is saved to Office 365 cloud storage, you can log in to OneDrive or OneDrive for Business and easily access saved documents at your desk, from a mobile device, on your smartphone or when working at home.  In fact anywhere you can connect to the internet.

So how will saving my documents to OneDrive or OneDrive for Business benefit me?

  • Your documents are easily accessible when working at home or away from the office, unlike traditional networked drives.
  • You can open and edit documents saved to OneDrive/OneDrive for Business on any internet-enabled device – even if it doesn’t have the Office suite loaded on it.
  • You can share documents saved on OneDrive/OneDrive for Business with colleagues, students and even people outside NTU.

NTU staff and students can visit the Office Central learning room for more help on using Microsoft Office 365 and OneDrive by clicking here.  You will need to log in to NOW to view the learning room.  (Please note: Office Central is an internal resource only accessible by NTU staff and students).