Microsoft 365

Guide to the communication and collaboration tools in Microsoft 365

Connect, create and communicate effectively

Microsoft 365 offers us new ways to collaborate with staff, students and external contacts. These tools can help you work or study anywhere using any device.

Meet, chat, plan, collaborate

All tools are integrated to help you work seamlessly as you switch tasks

OneDrive logo: blue cloud

OneDrive for Business

Individual file storage (in addition to your folder on files.kent): 1 TB of cloud storage.

OneDrive for Business >

Mail: Office 365 email


Student and staff email is part of Microsoft 365.

Log in >

Using email and calendar >

Teams icon: respresentation of 2 people


A shared space for conversations, file storage and teamwork, both inside and outside the University.

Teams for staff >

Teams for students >

Stream logo: pink video play button

Microsoft Office

You can use MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) for free on a personal laptop, phone, tablet or web browser

How to download free Office >

Planner logo, a blocky green P shape


Organise teamwork in a shared planning area

About Planner >


To Do

Create a simple individual or shared to-do list

About To Do >

Delve logo, a D in front of an image representing contacts cards


Search for staff contact information, organisational charts and more

About Delve >

Forms icon, a large F next to a circle and square


Create online polls or quizzes

About Forms >

Stream logo: Pink video play button


Video storage platform available to all staff and students

Stream >

Coming soon

SharePoint logo: 3 bubbles

SharePoint Online

Shared intranet site for file storage, web content and collaboration inside or outside the University. 

Coming later this year: SharePoint Online >

Sway logo


Produce interactive and creative content such as reports, presentations and newsletters.  

Coming soon: Sway >

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Power apps

Create web and mobile apps without the need for code or technical knowledge.

Coming later in 2020.

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Power Automate

Manage business processes by creating workflows (previously known as Flow).

Coming later in 2020.

Yammer logo


An internal networking tool for connecting with colleagues and staying up to date with University news.

Coming later in 2020.