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Cloud Services offer useful features such as cloud-based applications for word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, online storage, collaboration and more.  

Google G Suite

  • UW Google G Suite is a free web-based office suite containing tools for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, data storage and online forms. Users can create new documents or upload existing Microsoft Office documents to edit and share with others through in UW Google Drive or Google's Team Drive.

  • Google Team Drive is a great collaboration space for those who utilize UW Google Drive. Team drives are owned by the Team and not an individual. So when creating a UW Google Team Drive, make sure at least one UW account is associated to the drive at all times.  If all the UW accounts withdraw from the particular Team Drive, the last UW person should close this Team drive, discontinue all the external Team Drive members, and/ or transfer the content to another Google Team Drive (perhaps owned by another university). Otherwise a UW Team Drive could end up with only external members with no UW connection. For more information on Team drives, please visit the UW Google Team Drive website.

  • For more information visit the Google Apps page.

UW Office 365

  • UW Tacoma is on the UW Office 365 platform which provides all UW users access to a collection of online email, productivity and collaboration services. The services included are Exchange Online (email), Office Online (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote), OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business, and SharePoint. To learn more and to get started, visit the UW Office 365 website

  • UW OneDrive for Business (formerly UW SkyDrivePro) is the University of Washington subscription to OneDrive for Business, a Microsoft online service that provides resources for file storage, collaboration, and communication with other UW users. The OneDrive for Business service, aimed at enterprise users, is not the same as the OneDrive service offered by Microsoft to individuals. For information on the differences, see How is OneDrive for Business different from OneDrive? on the Microsoft Office Web site. For more information visit the UW OneDrive page.


For more information on cloud based file storage services, visit the File Storage Services page.