Cloud Services Overview

This article explains what is meant when we talk about "the cloud" and provides an overview of common cloud services available at Middlebury with links to related resources.

The Cloud refers to files or services located elsewhere and accessed via the Internet, as opposed to being hosted locally on Middlebury's servers. This approach allows for cost savings due to scale along with convenient accessibility from off-campus.

  • All students, faculty, and staff can store files in OneDrive and/or Google Drive cloud storage using their Middlebury account ( and password.
  • All students, faculty, and staff have a cloud-hosted Exchange e-mail account.

Office 365 is Microsoft's name for their entire range of cloud services, including Hosted Exchange (Outlook Web Access, aka Webmail), OneDrive, Sharepoint, Office Online, etc.

Google Apps for Education is Google's name for their entire range of cloud services (also known as Google Suite), including Google Drive, Google Docs/Sheets/Slides, etc.


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