Office 365 for Education

All Pine Technical & Community College students, faculty and staff have access to Office 365 for Education. The Microsoft Office 365 suite is a hosted, online version of the traditional installed version of Microsoft Office software. This online service is subscription-based and includes Office, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business (Lync) Online and Microsoft Office Web Apps.

The advantage of the Microsoft Office 365 suite is that the cloud service is provided by Microsoft and thus eliminates the campuses IT maintenance tasks, such as patching, and infrastructure support costs. For end users, the advantage is the ability to access Office 365 offerings using any device, anywhere with an internet connection.

How do I get logged into the Office 365 portal?

Students

  1. Go to Pine Technical & Community College’s homepage www.pine.edu then to Current Students, under Quick Links for Current Students, Login to Student Email or go to  https://portal.office.com.
  2. Enter your username: YourStarID@go.minnstate.edu
    Example: aa1234bb@go.minnstate.edu
  3. Password: Enter your StarID password.
    Did you forget your StarID and/or password visit https://starid.mnscu.edu

Staff and Faculty

  1. Go to Pine Technical & Community College’s homepage www.pine.edu then to Staff & Faculty, under Quick Links for Staff and Faculty, Staff Email or go to  https://portal.office.com.
  2. Enter your username: YourStarID@minnstate.edu
    Example: aa1234bb@minnstate.edu
  3. Password: Enter your StarID password.
    Did you forget your StarID and/or password visit https://starid.mnscu.edu

What applications are included in my Office 365 license/account?

The Microsoft Office 365 suite is a Cloud-based, online version of the traditional installed version of Microsoft Office software. This online service is subscription-based and includes Office, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business (Lync) Online and Microsoft Office Web Apps.

The MnSCU Unified license for Office 365 may be called Office 365 for Education.

Web applications include:

  • Outlook Web App (OWA - includes Mail, Calendar, People and Tasks)
  • Office Online (includes Word Online, PowerPoint Online, Excel Online, and OneNote Online)
  • SharePoint (MnSCU Connect will migrate into the unified Office 365 environment)
  • OneDrive for Business
  • Skype for Business
  • Sway
  • Delve
  • Video
  • Class Notebook

Where can I learn more?

Minnesota State Office 365 webpage - http://www.minnstate.edu/system/its/office365/FAQ-Office365.html

Atomic Learning - https://idpstarid.mnscu.edu/idp/Authn/UserPassword

Login with your StarID and password - Search for Office 365.