Office 2016 and Windows 10

Computing Services collaborated with the University Technology Advisory Committee (UTAC) to evaluate updates to our standard campus software model to transition from Microsoft Office 2013 to Office 2016 and from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  Initial testing for both upgrades was completed in Spring 2016 and all labs and classrooms were updated in Summer 2016.  Please review the information below for general resources for these software upgrades and for details on additional upgrade opportunities.

Faculty & Staff upgrades

Computer Labs and Classrooms were upgraded to Windows 10 / Office 2016 during Summer 2016 and all new PC/Mac purchases since that point have been installed with the newest software.  Faculty & staff with Windows 7 PC's are encouraged to "opt-in" to upgrade those existing systems to Office 2016 and Windows 10.

To request an upgrade, please first review the web resources above that highlight the changes with the new versions.  If you are interested in moving forward as an early adopter, please complete our Windows 10-Office 2016 Request form below.   Upgrading to Windows 10 and Office 2016 is recommended, but you can still upgrade to Office 2016 while remaining on your existing Windows 7 or OS X operating system if necessary.

notes on office 365

In the Microsoft web resources linked above and in various related areas with the software, you may see references to Office 365.  Note that the university PC Office 2016 package is a local installation of the Office suite.   


Windows 10 / Office 2016 Request Form

Last Updated 6/12/18