How to access Nexus365 applications on managed staff desktops

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Managed Staff Desktops come with Microsoft Office pre-installed.

The current version of MS Office includes numerous features to make it work smoothly with Nexus 365 facilities such as opening/saving documents in OneDrive for Business, creating Teams meetings using Outlook, and attaching OneDrive files as secure links in an email.

Method 1: Outlook on the Web

Outlook is available on the web from any desktop. This method is usually the fastest method of accessing your email and guarantees an up-to-date view of your email account.

Access Outlook on the web


Method 2: Outlook Desktop

Outlook is installed on all managed staff desktops. The very first time you use Outlook on a managed staff desktop you will be prompted to set it up for your email account. If you open Outlook on a different desktop or laptop then you will be prompted to login again so that Outlook can complete automatic setup.

Method 1: Teams Online

Teams is available on the web from any desktop:

Access Teams now


Method 2: Teams Desktop App

Additional functions, such as screen sharing, are available with the Teams desktop app. To install the desktop app:

  1. Select the Start  button, search for oxford and select Oxford Applications Installer
  2. Click Microsoft Teams Install and confirm any prompts that appear. If this item is not available then the application has already been installed
  3. After a few minutes Teams will be installed
  4. Select the Start  button, search for teams and select Microsoft Teams

Method 1: OneDrive Online

OneDrive for Business is available on the web from any desktop:

Access OneDrive for Business


Method 2: OneDrive Sync Client

You can also view and edit your OneDrive for Business (ODFB) files as if they were on your local PC. Files you open are copied to your PC, and any changes are synchronised back to ODFB cloud storage and your other devices.

  1. Select the Start  button, search for onedrive and select OneDrive (App)
  2. If you have already set up ODFB on this computer then it will open your OneDrive - Nexus folder so you can browse the files
  3. If you have not used ODFB on this computer before then follow the prompts to set up ODFB and login

By default, OneDrive on managed staff desktops will keep an offline copy of any files that you access but will not download any other files. If you need offline access to other files or folders then you will need to find them in Windows Explorer, right-click on the file or folder name, and choose Always keep on this device.

PowerBI Desktop can be installed on any managed staff desktop at no cost.

Request PowerBI

Skype for Business is deprecated by Microsoft and we expect that it will eventually be withdrawn. In the meantime you can install it as follows:

  1. Select the Start  button, search for oxford and select Oxford Applications Installer
  2. Click Skype for Business 2016 and confirm any prompts that appear. If this option is not available then you already have the application installed
  3. After a few minutes Skype for Business will be installed
  4. Select the Start  button, search for skype and select Skype for Business 2016

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