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

Initial testing for Office 2016 and Windows 10 upgrades has been completed.  Computer Labs and Classrooms were upgraded during Summer 2016 and all new PC/Mac purchases will be installed with the newest software. At this time, interested faculty & staff may also "opt-in" to upgrade existing systems to Office 2016 or 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.  Note that there are two options for the Early Adopter program.  You can upgrade to Office 2016 while remaining on your existing Windows 7 or OS X operating system or you can upgrade to Office 2016 and Windows 10.

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 and related services such as OneDrive.  Please note that the evaluation process reviewed above is for Office 2016 specifically as an upgrade to university-owned computers as an upgrade to Office 2013.  The university does not currently have access to Office 365 which is essentially a cloud based version of Microsoft Office and a variety of related resources such as e-mail and cloud storage.  However, in collaboration with Microsoft and UTAC, the university is also pursuing an evaluation of Office 365 as a separate project.  Separate communications and resources on our evaluation and possible plans for Office 365 will be advanced to faculty & staff as we obtain full details from the vendor on this project.


Windows 10 / Office 2016 Request Form

Last Updated 8/26/16