Office 365 - Office 365 services based on Affiliation

This document describes the subscription types a UW-Milwaukee affiliate may have and the applications/services these subscriptions have access to. Per the Microsoft licensing agreement, the account types listed below have access to the following applications within UW-Milwaukee's implementation of Office 365.

Available Applications: Faculty/Staff Students Non-Student/Non-Faculty/Non-Staff
Outlook (Email, Calendar, Contacts, Groups) XX X
OneDrive X X X
SharePoint X X X
Office Online Apps (Word/Excel/PowerPoint Online) X X X
Full List of Enabled Office 365 Features & Applications X X X
Office Desktop Apps (Microsoft 365 Apps) X X
Teams Calling (VoIP) X   

Microsoft has changed the licensing terms for our users regarding Office 365. To adhere to these terms, UWM is required to transition all users to match their new licensing model.

  • If you are a UWM Faculty or Staff member, you will have access to all of UWM's Office 365 resources.
  • If you are a UWM Student, you will have access to all of UWM's Office 365 resources EXCEPT Teams Calling.
  • If you are Non-Student/Non-Faculty/Non-Staff (Sponsored Account, Annuitant, Emeritus, Visiting Scholar, etc.), you will have access to Microsoft Office Professional Plus if you are on an UWM computer. You will NOT have access to the Microsoft 365 Apps desktop applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, etc.) and Teams Calling. 
  • If you hold multiple relationships with the University and AT LEAST ONE of them is StudentFaculty, or Staff, you will have access to all of UWM's Office 365 resources according to that relationship.

What Non-Student/Non-Faculty/Non-Staff should know:

If you currently have the Microsft 365 Apps desktop applications installed on a computer, this software will deactivate and convert to read-only mode after a 30-day grace period.

If Microsft 365 Apps is installed on a University-owned computer that is managed by Campus Technology Support, submit a help request to see if alternative solutions may be available to you by contacting the UWM Help Desk at (414) 229-4040, toll free at (877) 381-3459, or submitting a help request online at Please include the computer name or serial tag in the request (PC instructions / Mac instructions).

If this is installed on a personally-owned computer, because you are either an emeritus or retired employee, you will not be able to continue using Microsoft 365 Apps on your home computer.  You will be able to access the software on UWM-owned machines, should you be working on campus.  However, you may need to use one of the alternative solutions:

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the UWM Help Desk at (414) 229-4040, toll free at (877) 381-3459, visit Bolton Hall 225, or submit a help request online at

Note: Microsoft Office Professional Plus and Microsoft 365 Apps are NOT the same.

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Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2019-01-23 15:36 CDTUpdated:2020-06-10 13:01 CDT
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