Microsoft Office

Towson University uses Microsoft Applications. On this page you'll find resources to help you use those programs.

This service and vendor documentation are cloud hosted. Updates are not controlled by Towson University. TU-specific documentation is reviewed quarterly to bring it into alignment with the most recent version of the service or software. 

Microsoft at TU

What's the difference?

Desktops: Open Microsoft Office on TU Windows computers, Microsoft Office 2019 on TU Macs. Online: Use a browser on any device to access Office 365.

See the Microsoft Office Version Comparison chart (PDF). 


Microsoft Office is a suite of applications like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Learn more or see the latest updates and features. 

How to access


Excel is a spreadsheet software program, and a powerful documentation, data visualization and analysis tool.


OneNote is a digital notebook that automatically saves and syncs your notes as you work. Share and collaborate with others.


Outlook is TU's email service for faculty and staff. Send and receive email messages, manage calendars, store contact names and numbers and track tasks.


PowerPoint is a slideshow presentation tool.


Word is a text processing and visual document creation tool that allows for collaboration, sharing and editing. 


Access Microsoft's searchable help articles. Explore LinkedIn for additional ways to use Office. If you have trouble logging in with your NetID, contact the OTS Faculty/Staff Help Center or Student Computing Services.

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