Getting Started With Microsoft Office 365

Note: U-M BoxU-M Dropbox, and U-M Google are the recommended and supported services for collaboration at the university.

Caution: The use of OneNote has been known to cause significant problems when you leave the university (i.e., issues with the data extraction of notes). To avoid the potential for data loss, the ITS Collaboration Services team recommends using Google Docs instead.

Log in to the Online Microsoft Office 365 Apps

Additional apps are available to download.

Using the Online Applications

To use the Office 365 online applications:

  1. Go to
  2. At the Microsoft sign-in prompt, enter your UMICH email address (i.e.,
  3. At the next screen, sign in using your UMICH password.
Note: You will not use the U-M Weblogin screen. Look for the U-M Office 365 logo to ensure you are logging in to the correct location.
  1. Authenticate with Duo, if prompted.

You will be taken to the Office 365 site, where you can use various online applications.

Downloading the Local Applications

See Installing Office 365 Applications on Your Device for steps on how to download the apps to your computer.

Important: The above instructions should only be used for installing Office 365 apps on personal devices and not MiWorkspace managed machines. If you would like Office 365 installed on your MiWorkspace managed machine, please contact your Neighborhood IT or the ITS Service Center.