Information Services launched an initiative to update all campus computers to the latest Microsoft Office software over Summer 2016. IS successfully trained and rolled-out Office 2016 to hundreds of campus users over the summer months. The project is currently in its wrap-up phases. Haven’t received the update yet? Read on.
The self-service update will be pushed to all remaining users by Oct. 1st, 2016. PC users will see a pop-up allowing them to proceed with the update. Mac users will be able to update via the AppleUP app. Both options allow the end user to choose to update at a time of their choosing that is convenient for them.
Any users who have not initiated the update by the start of Fall Break (Oct 17th) will be automatically updated over the break. IS encourages all users to take the time in the first half of October to review the training and support materials listed below and update their Office software .
We are offering a self-paced digital course along with help-sheet and quick start guide resources for our community to use as they begin using the latest Office software from Microsoft.
Self-Paced Training Option
The Office 2016 training that you many users received in-person is also available via a self-paced digital course. I would encourage anyone has yet to upgrade to Office 2016 to go through this short course and to share this with any colleagues who weren’t able to make an in-person training!
Just want to go ahead and install Office 2016 right now instead of waiting for the update to be pushed to your account? You can download and install the new Office to your work computer as long as you are on campus and connected to the UP network – for specifics check out the Download & Install Office 2016 at UP Help Sheet.
Quick Start Guides
Here’s a quick look at the top 4 new features in Office 2016 (Windows version)
Want to use the online components of Office 365?
- You can login to Office 365 on the web through UP SSO https://sso.up.edu to access OneDrive, Office Online, Forms and more.
- In Office 2016 for PC or Mac, just sign-in and save to OneDrive.
- For mobile devices just search the App Store/Google Play store for apps for Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneDrive, OneNote, & Skype for Business.
Want to install Office 2016 at home? You can install on up to 5 personally owned PCs/Macs using your Office 365 subscription.
Looking for tutorial videos? ATS has created tutorial videos on using Office 365 available on our Technology Tutorials MediaSpace page!
Finally, there are lots of resources here on the UP Office 365 site! Check the Online Training section for scenario-based online training from Microsoft and links to Lynda.com tutorials for those who want to deep-dive and become Office 2016/Office 365 masters!
Need Help? No Problem!
And of course, you can always contact our tech support team at the UP Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext 7000!