Spartan 365 is a suite of office software hosted by Microsoft that can be accessed anywhere on multiple devices. Spartan Mail offers more robust features, an improved web interface, and better access on a range of devices.
The initial deployment of Spartan 365 at MSU includes Spartan Mail with a no-cost download to Office Pro Plus to undergraduate students.
Future deployments of other Spartan 365 products will likely include Spartan Skype for Business and Spartan Drive. Details regarding these products will be provided when they become available.
Spartan Mail provides the following advantages over MSU’s current email system:
- Allowable attachment size of 25MB
- Seamless access to services on desktop, laptop, and mobile devices
- Improved web interface
Microsoft’s Enterprise Agreement for Spartan 365 provides compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This means student and health information are protected and onshore data storage is ensured.
As part of MSU’s Spartan 365 agreement, Microsoft will not mine individual data and will only access that data for troubleshooting needs or malware prevention.
Spartan 365 customer data belongs to individuals and they can export their data at any time.