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Medical students now have Office 365 accounts which provides cloud storage, online web apps for Microsoft Office, and license to install office applications on mutlitple devices. It might be helpful to understand the difference between Office 365, Office Online, and Office 2016 as explained in this video from Microsoft.

Basically Office 365 is a concept; a place where you go to access your OneDrive for Business storage area, to create and edit documents using Office Online web apps like Word Online and to download the latest version of Office 2016. Go to to install copies of Office 2016.

So in summary:

  • Office 365 is your account and go to place for online file storage and access to a rich set of web apps.
  • Office Online are web apps that allow you to create, share, and edit Microsoft files (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote) online without having Microsoft office applications on your device. These apps are great for quick edits and when using mobile devices.
  • Office 2016 is the full version of office applications you install on a compatible device. Your Office 365 license allows you to install Office 2016 on up to five devices.

Office 365 also provides secure social networking through Yammer, websites through SharePoint online, and collaborative sharing through class notebooks.

Last modified: Apr 24, 2019
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