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Office 365- Give It a Try!

Over the last year Office 365 and its collection of over 20 apps improved the way Bobcats communicate, work, and study, both on and off campus. This past year we have shared stories about Office 365 helping Bobcats reach their productivity, collaboration, and success goals. It can do the same for you.

Watch all of the Office 365 video features on our Featured Apps page


Usage Statistics

  • Over 2.8 million files stored in OneDrive - an increase of 219 percent from the previous year.
  • 2,214 Microsoft Groups - up 62 percent from the previous year.



More about Office 365

Texas State offers Microsoft Office 365 free to all faculty, students, and staff. Services are available for online, desktop, and mobile use.

Office 365 at Texas State includes downloadable applications for Windows and Mac computers, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. It also includes more than a dozen apps in the cloud, accessed through the web using your Texas State NetID.

Office 365 in the cloud includes web versions of all of the downloadable applications plus services like OneDrive, Planner, Delve, Sway, and SharePoint.

Most of these services can also be accessed through mobile apps on your mobile devices.

In all, there are about 20 services available to Texas State faculty, students, and staff aimed at helping productivity and increase success.

Advantages of Office 365 


At work, in class, at Alkek Library, at your favorite café, and even in Sewell Park, stay connected to your work, your colleagues, and your projects on all devices. The apps in Office 365 are optimized to work across all platforms, and the cloud-based storage means you can easily switch from one device to the next without missing a beat.


Share with people inside and outside your office with complete control of who sees and can edit each file. Create, edit, and review files with others without the hassle of emailing documents around and losing track of the latest version. Easily add, respond to, and track comments on a document across your team and across campus.


Students working on assignments, faculty planning classes and research, and university staff organizing workflow will all find tools in Office 365 to save them time and make their lives easier. Use Planner to organize a team, assign tasks, and follow progress. Use Sway and PowerPoint to easily create vibrant presentations. Share documents through your personal OneDrive account or build a team site through SharePoint. Use Delve to easily keep track of the work you and your peers are working on that you need to be part of. 

Stay in Sync With The Latest Version 

Office 365 syncs information across all your devices in real time. It’s up to date no matter what device is in your hand.

Learn more about Office 365 applications 

Follow these links to get the latest information on individual services in Office 365. Note: These are all included free for Bobcats.