Accessing Exchange Online with "thick" clients installed on your PC or Mac
Exchange Online is designed to work well with your existing installations of Micrsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2011 (Mac) or 2013. You can use both Outlook and Lync with your Office 365 account. You can also open, save and share your work form Word, Excel, OneNote, and other installed Office software to your Office 365 SkyDrive Pro storage space.
Configure Outlook 2010 or 2013 to work with your UF Office 365 account
Configuring your full-featured Outlook client to work with Office 365 is easy - all you'll need is your @ufl.edu email address and your Gatorlink password. For help setting up Outlook see the Microsoft Help document on this topic.
Installing the Lync client for full featured IM/conferencing
While the Office 365 web application provides some basic Lync functionality like presence and basic chat, the full Lync client for Windows or Mac will allow additional real-time collaboration features such as video conferencing, confernece calls, and desktop sharing.
UF Lync users can download the Lync client installer for their PC or Mac from the UF webpage at:
Acquiring traditional Microsoft Office software for installation on your PC or Mac
Faculty and Staff
As a Faculty or Staff member of UF, you are able to acquire licensed copies of Office via UF's "OnTheHub" portal
If you need media, you can acquire Office 2013 on DVD media from one of UF's on-campus distribution locations: UF Computing Help Desk, the Reitz Union Bookstore, the UF&Shands Bookstore, and the Levin College of Law Bookstore.
Already have an older version of Office installed (2007, 2010, 2011)?
Information about setting up your older version of Office to work with Office 365 is available at this location
, but only while you're logged into Office 365
. Alternately, you can navigate to this page within Office 365 in the following way: click the gear/sprocket icon in the upper-left-hand of the Office 365 page, select "Office 365 settings" from the menu that pops-up, then select "software: Install and manage software" option on the right-hand side of the page, then select "desktop setup" option on the right-hand side of the page.