What’s New in Microsoft Office 365

Summer 2016

Storage of Restricted Information

You may store restricted information in USC’s Office 365 environment, including information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). See itservices.usc.edu/office365 for details.

New File Sharing Capabilities

Share files that you store in USC’s OneDrive for Business with anyone who has a Microsoft account, including your students and colleagues at other universities. See itservices.usc.edu/office365/onedrive for details.

New Instant Messaging and Video Chat Capabilities

Faculty and staff can now use Skype for Business, available for free as part of USC’s Microsoft Office 365 environment, to connect with colleagues around the world. See itservices.usc.edu/office365/faq/#Skype for details.

NOTE: This feature works best between Skype for Business accounts; functionality may be limited when connecting to consumer, or personal, Skype accounts.

Simultaneous Document Editing

Collaborate and edit documents at the same time as your colleagues using the online versions of Microsoft Office, accessible through your OneDrive for Business account. See itservices.usc.edu/office365/faq/#OneDrive for details.

New Email Feature: Clutter

Keep low-priority email out of your Inbox with Microsoft’s Clutter folder. Unlike the Junk folder, which targets spam, Clutter is meant for legitimate email that a given user is unlikely to open based on an individual’s past behavior. See itservices.usc.edu/office365/faq for details about clutter, including information about how to turn it off or fine-tune it.