Microsoft’s Office 365 is a cloud solution. It offers an array of useful tools such as OneDrive for Business for document storage and Office Tools (like Word, Excel, PowerPoint) for PC, Mac and mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android phone / tablet, Windows tablet).
Starting from 1st Feb 2016, Office 365 is available to all staff users. You can logon to http://portal.office.com with your Windows domain account (@ust.hk). If your desktop Windows has joined the domain and using IE browser, you will experience a better single sign on experience after adding the ADFS website to your local intranet.
If you have a pilot account (@o365.ust.hk or @connect.ust.hk), please refer to migrating from Office 365 pilot account to OneDrive – HKUST.
Unlike the HKUST @Connect account for students, your Office 365 account will be terminated when you departure from the University.
Features of Office 365
OneDrive for Business
With 1 TB of personal document storage, you can store all your personal files online and access them anywhere from your PC/Mac, tablet, iPad, or phone.
Capability to create and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files via a web browser.
Office 365 ProPlus
Users can access Office experiences (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, etc) on up to 5 PCs or Macs and up to 5 mobile devices.
- Visit this address: http://portal.office.com
Type your HKUST email address and then press the tab button.
IE with domain-logon
If you are using Internet Explorer and has logon to your Windows machine using your HKUST domain account, you can sign on to Office 365 directly after adding the ADFS website to your local intranet.
IE without domain-logon
If you are using Internet Explorer and logon to your machine using a local account (e.g. Administrator, etc.), you will be prompted to sign on to adfs.ust.hk:
Non-IE users (Chome, Firefox, etc.) will be redirected to HKUST ADFS login page:
- IE with domain-logon
After sign in with your HKUST account (@ust.hk) and password, you will see the Office 365 home page.
- Select OneDrive from the app launcher and you can Drag and drop files to OneDrive for Business.