Alfred State Technology Services has joined with other SUNY institutions by joining Microsoft's Office365. Help is available. If you are a first-time user or are having difficulty with any of the listed features, please contact the Alfred State Help Desk at 607-587-HELP (4357) or download and use the Office365 Start-up Guide.
All students will be able to use the following Office365 features:
Office365 provides an optimized & professional email experience, similar to what you may use in your future workplace.
Office365 provides you with the benefits of working with online documents using the familiar Microsoft Office experience.
Alfred State uses a standard username format as follows:
First six letters of your last name + first letter of your first name + first letter of your middle name
For instance: John Q. Hopkins username would be HopkinJQ
Deb Q Long's username would be LongDQ
Greg Troops (no middle name) username would be TroopsG
Occasionally, there will be several users with the same username. In this case, a numeric value is appended to the end of the username.
For example, let's say there are three John J Adams. Their usernames would be: AdamsJJ AdamsJJ2 AdamsJJ3
For a password, Alfred State initially uses your birthday typed like so: mmddyyyy. So, if your birthday was Nov. 22, 1983, your initial password would be: 11221983
Note: Users should change their password from the initial one as soon as possible.
Students have a 10GB email box.
Your SkyDrive can be used to store anything you would like, such as documents you would like to access from anywhere, files, and pictures. Each Student has a 25GB SkyDrive.
If you are unable to log into Blackboard but you can log into your email account, you will need to first log into NetID and change your password before you will be able to log into Blackboard.
Yes, you can use Microsoft Outlook with your Office365 email account. Once Outlook is installed it will ask you to add an email box. In the Username box make sure you enter your full username (E.g., Username@alfredstate.edu) and your network password. If you need help with the settings you should use, please contact the Help Desk at 607-587-4357.
Alfred State student email accounts are now being hosted by Microsoft’s Office365 service. Since email is now being hosted by Microsoft you will get to a page similar to the Hotmail or Live account login page. Once you log in you will be taken to the Outlook Office365 inbox which is similar to Alfred State’s previous webmail inboxes. You will receive enterprise-class email, calendar, tasks, and contacts. If you want to see what you should expect, please see this guide (pdf).
Microsoft’s Office365 is the new host for student email accounts at Alfred State. Office365 is the type of account you will have, which will allow you access to certain resources. Having an Office365 account means you will have access to many Microsoft resources for free. You will have “cloud-based” storage for documents and pictures as well as access to programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote all right from the web. However, having an Office365 account does not mean your email address will change, it will remain Username@alfredstate.edu.
Alfred State student and retired email is being hosted by Microsoft. Your username will continue to be Username@alfredstate.edu for students and Username@retired.alfredstate.edu for retired users. Your username will still be the first six characters of your last name, the first character in your first name and your middle initial.
Note: Your username might have a number appended to the end if there are other users with a similar name.
If you are logging in to your email for the first time, you will need to change your password. To do so, go to https://NETID.alfredstate.edu/.
For a step-by-step instructions on changing your password please look at this guide. If you are on campus you may go to the Alfred State Computer Help Desk on the ground floor of the Hinkle Library with your photo ID and a help desk technician will assist you.
Students will be able to add their email to most smartphones. Please keep in mind that each phone works differently and that all phones may not support the email feature. If your smartphone supports POP, IMAP, or Exchange, you should be able to add your email to your smartphone. Please contact the Help Desk if you would like operating system specific instructions. Email: Helpdesk@alfredstate.edu. Phone: 607-587-4357.
Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are the recommended browsers. There have been some issues with Google Chrome so you will have to use that at your own risk.
Known issue with Google Chrome - Students have been able to view email on the Web but not let you send email from that account.