Microsoft Office 365 is a subscription based service that includes a suite of features and software, including traditional desktop office applications, Office Online (web-based apps), mobile apps, and cloud storage.
Microsoft requires that there be a single tenant for the nd.gov domain for Office 365 use. ITD acts as that tenant and purchases licenses on behalf of state agencies and then passes the cost through to agencies on a bill-back model. Microsoft offers multiple Office 365 licensing options. The state utilizes the Office 365 Pro Plus license.
Licenses are purchased on a per user basis with the requirement from Microsoft that all users within an agency have a license. Agencies that utilize ITD's Desktop Support service already receive Office 365 and do not need to purchase it separately.
In the past, Microsoft offered home use licenses, which allowed users to purchase Office applications for personal use at a discounted rate. Microsoft does not offer home use licenses with Office 365, instead, each Office 365 user receives multiple licenses that they can choose to install - at no additional cost - on any combination of work and personal devices that they choose.
The ProPlus license includes the following features:
Either the ProPlus license or the state's implementation of the service does not include the following features:
ITD’s online Work Management System (WMS) may be used to submit a "Generic" Service Request.
Microsoft Office 365 is a monthly subscription based service that includes a suite of features and software, including traditional desktop office applications, Office Online (web-based apps), mobile apps, and cloud storage.
With the launch of Office 365 as a service available to agencies, we would like start a users group to help agencies work through a transition to Office 365.
Microsoft SharePoint is a family of software products developed by Microsoft for collaboration, file sharing, and web publishing.
Instant Messaging (IM) allows real-time communication with contacts.
Email (electronic mail) is a means of transmitting computer-based messages over a network, typically the Internet. Today's email programs are often bundled with other tools designed to improve collaboration, such as calendars, contact lists, and task lists.
Desktop Support is a holistic approach to managing all of the personal computing devices within an organization, including laptops, tablets, and mobile phones.