Important Microsoft Office Upgrade Information

This summer, Instructional and Campus Technologies will be upgrading campus users to the latest version of Microsoft Office. New computers delivered this summer will have the new version of MS Office already installed. Beginning July 2, all faculty, staff, and returning students will have the opportunity to download MS Office 2007 from New students will receive a copy of MS Office 2007 in the mail. Our goal is to slowly migrate users voluntarily to the new version by the opening of school. In September, all faculty and staff will be automatically upgraded to the new version.

If you choose not to upgrade to MS Office 2007 immediately, you may experience some incompatibilities between versions. You can download a Compatibility Pack that will allow MS Office 2003 users to open files created in MS Office 2007. You can download the Compatibility Pack from Microsoft at

The latest version, 2007, looks very different than the current version of MS Office. In order to keep you up and running, Instructional Technologies offers three support options for MS Office 2007.

Online Support
Identical Group sessions in Belk 115
June 25 at 2-3 PM
July 9 and 23 at 2-3 PM
August 6, 20, 27 at 2-3 PM

One-on-One Support
Elite students are available for support Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM. You can call x5018 to schedule a training session or ask a quick question. You may also drop by Belk 115 if you need immediate assistance.

If you are a FrontPage user, support for the new Expressions Web software will be offered later this summer. Please let us know how we can help.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Help Desk at x5200.