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Office 365: New features to be released the week of March 9

by Information Technology Services

During the week of March 9, Information Technology Services will release the following new features for Office 365:

  • OneDrive, a file-storage space that providesĀ 1 terabyte (1TB) of storageĀ that can be synced across all your devices
  • Office Online, a web-based version of Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote)
  • Office ProPlus, which provides desktop and mobile app versions of Microsoft Office

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Dropbox vs. K-State Zimbra Briefcase debate

Last week there were more than 200 views of the Dropbox article in IT News, and five or more separate questions to the editors about suggesting Dropbox. While there are many free tools for storing and sharing of information, we chose to share information about Dropbox because of its ease of use and the ability to share files and information with individuals beyond K-State.

We also amended last week’s article to include the statement, “Internal, confidential, and proprietary data should not be shared with third-party services”.

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Free tool: Dropbox (online storage space)

What it is: An online tool to store all your files such as documents, images, and videos, and access them from a central location.

What it does: After creating your own Dropbox account, this free service allows you to have access to your files at your fingertips and exchange files with other Dropbox users. It is web-based and independent of the computer you are using.

A quick download of the Dropbox application to your computer permits all documents to be uploaded and available in the Dropbox website. Files can be exchanged easily across Macs and PCs.

Note: Internal, confidential, and proprietary data should not be shared with third-party services. See Data Classification Schema in K-State’s Data Classification and Security Policy. Also, the K-State Zimbra Briefcase allows for file storage.

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