Office 365 - Basic Information

Last Updated: Nov 05, 2015 12:07PM PST

New at Alliant!

Alliant is upgrading our current Outlook web mail to Microsoft's newest Office 365 platform. We are happy to announce that with this latest offering are students now have many additional features and enhancements including the following:
  • Office Online - Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote
  • Business Class Email, Calendar and Contacts with a 50 Gigabyte Inbox
  • File storage and sharing with 1 Terabyte of space
  • Online Video Meetings and Instant Messaging via Lync
  • Private Social Networking via Yammer
  • Perpetual Access to above services

All of your previous email activity will be available on the new system, you will not lose any email data.

We are currently in the process of migrating all student and adjunct faculty accounts to O365. We have started with names that begin with A and will continue alphabetically. Approximately 100 accounts are migrated daily with no anticipated completion date. Only alumni and active students will have access.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email  IT Helpdesk or phone 858-635-4357, option 2.

Logging On

You may access O365 web mail at or 

Enter your Alliant email address and password then select Sign in.
If you are unable to log-in please email  IT Helpdesk or phone 858-635-4357, option 2.

Once logged in you will be presented with your mailbox.  
The email features will be on the left-hand side of the screen.

Additional features will be listed at the top
Calendar- update and access your calendar with appointments and schedules
People- update and access your contacts 
Tasks- enter and view reminders
OneDrive- access to your 1TB shared drive and to Word, Power Point, Excel, and One Note.


Setting Up Email On Your Phone or Tablet

Use the below photos and captions to set up your mail on an iOS device.
1.  Go to "Settings"
2.  Select "Mail"
3.  Select "Add Account"
4.  Select "Exchange"
5.  Enter your email address password, and a description.  It may give an error the first time you hit next, try again and it should sync. 
Go to Settings

Android devices follow this document HERE



Using OneDrive

Log-in to email and select OneDrive on the top bar. You should see the below page.

To create a new Word, Power Point, Excel, and One Note document, select + new.


File Storage on OneDrive

To upload files to your 1TB (1000GB) OneDrive cloud storage, select Files then Upload Document

Contact Us

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    For Student Services or IT help:
    844-313-4356 (toll-free)
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