Offering benefits way beyond programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, Outlook and more, Office 365 is a suite of productivity, storage, multi-media and business applications that allows you to collaborate and share your work across campus, teams and classes. Implementation of multi-factor authentication (MFA) with Office 365 applications - including email - when off-campus will begin in early 2020.
The university will use Duo to provide additional authentication to prove you are who you say you are before accessing the Office 365 suite of applications from off-campus or your mobile device. OIT recommends using the Microsoft Office 365 desktop or mobile device applications for access to all these programs. After MFA is implemented with Office 365, if you are accessing these applications off-campus, you will be prompted to authenticate through Duo.
What you can do now to prepare
First: Install the Duo app on your preferred device (we highly recommend doing this on your smartphone).
Once you install the Duo app, register for Duo and select your authentication method and device; then you're all set! (Please note: If you already installed and registered for Duo as a VPN or VDI user, you don’t have to register again.)
How the Duo MFA challenge when using Office 365 applications will work:
You can access all of your applications across any platform on any device! Office is available free on up to 5 PCs or Macs (and other mobile devices) to current CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus faculty, staff and students. Learn how-to:
|Product||Students (full or part-time)||Faculty & Staff (full or part-time)||Alumni||Retirees||Sponsored users/POIs|
|Microsoft Exchange / Outlook / Web-based Email)||Free||Free||Free||Free||Free|
Microsoft 365 Cloud Applications
Microsoft Office Pro Plus
Microsoft downloads for desktop and mobile devices
You can access O365 applications by logging in at: https://office.com. Sign-in using your university email address and password.
1.) If you have access to Microsoft Office ProPlus, you can download your software by clicking on the menu icon in the upper left once you’ve logged in to O365.
2.) To get to downloads, click on the 'Office 365' link.
3.) Click on ‘Install Office' in the upper right corner.