Welcome! This page will feature tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your WSU email and calendar. If you have questions about any of these items, please contact the CaTS Help Desk.
Important Note: Terms Used on This Page
- The term Office 365 simply refers to the Office 365 service as a whole, which encompasses the Microsoft Live@edu suite of applications. This includes your WSU email, calendar, contacts, SkyDrive, and Office Web Apps. The "Office 365" name was chosen so that clients could differentiate between the old email/calendar system and the new Live@edu email/calendar system. Keep in mind that you don't use "Office 365" to access your email, calendar, etc. You use applications such as "Outlook Web App" (the email you access through WINGS), Microsoft Outlook 2010, Microsoft Outlook 2011, or a mobile device to access the services available under the Office 365 (Live@edu) suite.
- Cloud Computing or in the cloud - All of your email, calendar, and contact information is stored in the cloud. This basically means that instead of your information being stored on your local computer or your network (H: and K:) drives on campus, it is stored on a Microsoft server off campus. For more information about cloud computing, see the "cloud computing" article on Webopedia.com.
- The term Outlook Web App (OWA) (commonly referred to as WINGS Email at WSU) refers to the web version of your email, calendar, and contacts, which is accessible from the Email/Calendar icon in WINGS or by logging in to outlook.com/wright.edu.
- Microsoft Outlook 2010 (for Windows) and Microsoft Outlook 2011 (for Macintosh) - These are email clients (programs) installed on your local computer that give you the full functionality for your account, and allow you to manage your email, calendar, and contacts without using a web browser. With these programs, your mail, calendar, and contacts are stored on a Microsoft Exchange server, which allows you to sync your information between your desktop client, mobile device, and Outlook Web App. CaTS highly recommends these email clients. To learn more about Outlook 2010, including setup instructions, see the Setting Up Microsoft Outlook 2010 webpage. For Outlook 2011, see Setting Up Microsoft Outlook 2011.
- Mac Mail and Thunderbird - These are also email clients that are installed on your local computer, but they only give you access to your email. They do not provide the full functionality that Outlook 2010 and 2011 have.
Important Note: Your Campus Password vs. Your Office 365 Password
Your campus password is used along with your "w" username to log in to computers on campus, along with the WINGS portal. Office 365 has its own username and password that is different than your "w" username, and is used to access Office 365 through a phone, email client, or outlook.com/wright.edu. Your username is your current WSU email address (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org for faculty/staff and email@example.com for students). If you haven't used Office 365 yet, your password has already been set for you automatically, but you will need to change it. To learn more about the Office 365 password, see the Office 365 Password Information webpage.
Announcing Office 365 Sites at Wright State
On January 26, 2015, Office 365 Sites will become publicly available to
all university faculty, staff, and students. Office 365 Sites are online
communities supporting university organizations, projects and other
Wright State-related functions. Within these Office 365
sites/communities, you can then share files, calendars, and other
important information with any other members of the site, just as you
may have in the past with WINGS Group Studio.
Office 365 Sites are a great choice if you want to share information for
longer periods of time. For example, you may want to create an Office
365 site for your department, college, or committee.
To browse available sites for membership, or to request your own site,
simply log in to your Office 365 Outlook Web App (the online version of
your email, calendar, etc.) and click on the “Sites” button on the top
To learn more about Office 365 sites, including information on how to
request a site, see our documentation website available at
Also note that CaTS will be soon be offering training for Office 365
Sites. Watch your inbox for dates and more information.
If you have any questions, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937)
775-4827, or toll free at 1-888-775-4827.
Sign Up for Microsoft Lync 2013 Training
CaTS wants to remind you that we have upcoming training sessions for
Microsoft Lync 2013. Our instructors will guide you through the Lync
software and show you how to chat, share files, and use Lync as both a
remote location meeting tool and as a way to interview prospective
employees or students.
Here is a list of upcoming sessions, along with their availability:
-Monday, February 23; 2:00 - 3:30pm - Only a few seats left!
-Wednesday, March 25; 2:00 - 3:30pm - Plenty of seats left to fill.
-Wednesday, April 15; 10:00 - 11:30am - Plenty of seats left to fill.
Sign up now and take advantage of all that Lync has to offer! To
register for a session visit this website:
To learn more about Microsoft Lync visit
you've got any questions about Microsoft Lync or our training sessions,
please give the Help Desk a call at (937) 775-4827 or toll free at
Microsoft OneDrive for Business Now Available
All university faculty, staff, and students now have access to another new service from Microsoft called OneDrive for Business. OneDrive for Business is a cloud storage solution for your files and work documents, and is accessible with any web browser. Along with OneDrive for Business, you will have access to the Office Web Apps, which are web versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
OneDrive for Business, accessible through your Office 365 account, comes with 1 TB (terabyte) of free storage space. Your files can be kept private or you can share them with others. You will also have the ability to collaborate with others on a document.
Please remember that as you begin using OneDrive for Business, you should not store any files or documents that contain sensitive university data. If you do so, you will be in violation of Wright Way Policy 1106, which is the university’s IT Security Policy. See section 1106.03 on http://www.wright.edu/wrightway/1106 for further information.
To learn more about OneDrive for Business, visit our OneDrive for Business Help & Training website.
If you have questions about OneDrive, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827 or toll free at 1-888-775-4827. You can also reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.