Corporate O365 is now available to all corporate users. You should not notice any changes in the way you are currently working, however once you register, and details are below, you could start taking advantage of the many online and collaborative features available in O365. The message below is from Nicola Graham HoS ICT
“You can now start using Microsoft Office 365 (O365). It offers opportunities for better ways of working and allows us to make a real change to how we work together as an organisation.
O365 gives you access wherever you have an internet connection. There are online versions of the applications you currently use, such as Mail, Calendar, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. But there are also new applications like OneDrive and SharePoint that will allow you to store, share and work more effectively on shared documents. Nothing is being taken away, all of this is in addition to your current Microsoft applications.
In response to your requests, O365 will also be available from personal devices in the very near future and we will be in touch shortly with more details.
Getting started with O365
You need to complete the short registration process – this should only take about five minutes.
There is a full programme of launch events over the next few weeks, details of these and a video message from Chief Executive, Jim Savege, on why you should register and start using O365, are on Arcadia.
You will have access to online O365 support and FAQs once you have registered and there will be updates on O365 events on Arcadia, Yammer, email and directly through your service. We also suggest you join the Office 365 Users Yammer group to access and share advice and information.
There are also around 85 digital champions across all locations and services – search for digital champions on Arcadia to find people who will either be able to answer questions, or point you in the right direction to find out more.
Once you have registered, your web browser will automatically open a second tab so as well as opening Arcadia, it will also take you to the O365 sign in page (you will be prompted to register the first time you use this page – see above). You can also access O365 by typing portal.office.com in your browser, or by clicking the Office 365 quick link on the front page of Arcadia.”
Your Digital Champions in ECS are:
Jim Mclean, Susan Sey, Anne Henderson and Andrea Buchan