Microsoft 365

Last updated on April 20, 2023

Microsoft 365, formerly Office 365, is a suite of web-based tools hosted by Microsoft. In addition to email and calendaring features, Microsoft 365 provides multiple online applications such as OneDrive, the Office Suite and additional productivity tools. View the complete list of features.


  • Integrated email and calendar
  • User-friendly web interface
  • Reserve your email address
  • Accessible via a web browser
  • Secure authentication
  • Downloadable desktop apps


  • Individuals must have a UW–‍Madison NetID and be eligible for email.
  • Departments must maintain at least 10 accounts to qualify for a domain.
  • Departments who need few accounts can request accounts in the domain.
  • Departments with accounts in the domain will not have the ability to manage accounts via the Wisc Account Administration site.

Getting started


  • All UW–‍Madison students, faculty and staff are automatically provided with a email account and can optionally set a email address.
  • Departments can request a domain (e.g., in Microsoft 365.
  • A domain allows the administrator(s) to create and manage accounts via the Wisc Account Administration site.
  • Add a department-specific alternate address (e.g., to users' account. This option is best for individuals who need a department-specific address, but not a separate mailbox or calendar.
  • Create a service account. Service accounts have a mailbox and calendar separate from all accounts. They are intended for accounts that support a business role (e.g., or a specific job like that isn't necessarily associated with a single person (e.g.,
  • Create resource calendars. Resource calendars can be used to schedule meeting rooms or equipment.


  • Free

Available to

  • Departments
  • Faculty
  • Researchers
  • Staff
  • Students

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