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Microsoft Office Suite

Microsoft Office is Kettering's selected office suite of applications. The University currently supports Microsoft Office Professional Suite version 2013 and Office 365.

What is Microsoft Office Suite?

Microsoft Office is an office suite of desktop applications, servers and services for the Microsoft Windows and OS X operating systems. Office contains well-known applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Visit Microsoft's website to learn more about how the office suite of applications are bundled.

What is the difference between Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365?

Microsoft Office 2013 is installed locally on all Kettering University desktop computers. In contrast, Office 365 is a web-based platform that pairs the Office applications with cloud storage and the ability to create and edit documents online and offline through OneDrive or Google Drive.

Microsoft Office 2013 is built for the desktop and laptop experience, while Office 365 was built to create a mobile experience using the applications you depend on from any of your devices.

How do I use Microsoft Suite Applications?

Below you will find a list of the applications provided in Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365. Microsoft Office 2013 is provided on all University computers and available on the virtual desktop in the KUcloud.  Office 365 is a cloud solution that can be downloaded on up to five different computers and devices with 1TB of cloud storage.

Additionally, Kettering provides benefits for students and employees in using Microsoft solutions for personal use.

How do I access training on Microsoft Suite Applications?

Several training solutions are provided to assist students and employees in learning how to utilize Microsoft Office applications. Visit the Microsoft Training page to find the right training solution for you.


Microsoft Word is designed to help you create professional-quality documents. Word also includes powerful editing and revising tools so that you can collaborate with others easily.


Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program to help you organize your thoughts and projects. 


Microsoft PowerPoint presentations work like slide shows. To convey a message or a story, you break it down into slides. Think of each slide as a blank canvas for the pictures, words, and shapes that will help you build your story.


Microsoft OneNote is a note-taking and free-form information gathering program, used with both tablet and computing devices. It gathers users' noted (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries.


Microsoft Publisher is a used for designing brochures, labels, calendars, greeting cards, business cards, newsletters and postcards.


Microsoft Visio is a diagramming and vector graphics application.


Microsoft Project enables project team members to manage tasks, collaborate, submit time sheets and flag issues and risks.


OneDrive is a place where you can store, sync, and share your files.

Office Lens

Office Lens is a mobile app that turns your device into a scanner.  Office Lens is a great app for capturing whiteboard notes and paper documents directly into Word documents and PowerPoint presentations—that you can edit, author and edit again.

Download Office Lens from Google Playstore or Apple App Store.

(No longer supported; see Argos Reporting Solution)

Microsoft Access is a desktop database and reporting solution. Kettering University has partnered with Evisions utilizing the Argos Reporting Solutionto deliver University reporting needs.

(Not supported; see 
Google Applications)

Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager and e-mail communication software.

Learn more about your Kettering Gmail account.


In addition to the information provided on the Microsoft website, please contact us with any further questions you may have at the Technology Help Desk by email at or phone at (810) 237-8324.