UW Windows Live

Service Description

This service is readily available for current students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as former students. Staff and faculty interested in this minimally UW-supported service should check with their departments first. Owners of Shared UW NetIDs (for example, departmental, course, or student activity organizations) may also set up a UW Windows Live account.

UW Windows Live offers the following services through the provided Microsoft Account:

  • IT Academy: Learn about Microsoft's products through this excellent e-learning tool
  • SkyDrive: Store, access, and share your files anywhere online with 7 GB of storage
  • Office Web Apps: Use Word, Excel, Power Point, or One Note from your web browser

More information can be found online at washington.edu/itconnect/connect/email/uw-windows-live

Service Options



UW faculty; UW staff; UW students; UW alumni; Shared UW NetIDs; former UW students. UW Medicine clinical faculty and staff are prohibited from forwarding email to Cloud-based services, including this UW Windows Live service.

How to Order

Individuals can sign up on their Manage UW NetID Resources page at uwnetid.washington.edu/manage.


Microsoft indicates that this service is generally available. Details concerning availability are provided in the End User License Agreement (EULA) when you sign up for this service.


This service is included in the Technology Recharge Fee.

Service Level Description

Details about the service level agreement are provided in the End User License Agreement (EULA) when you sign up for this service.

Additional Information

Some individuals may choose to establish accounts to expand collaboration opportunities, but may opt to maintain existing email services.

Support Information

Limited support is available from the UW Information Technology Service Center. This support is limited to activation questions.

Questions regarding the use and features of the service should be directed to Microsoft.

More details can be found at washington.edu/itconnect/connect/email/uw-windows-live


Last Review Date: 05/12/2015