Office 365 Updated Steps for Installing or Removing the Office Suite on Personal Devices

A reminder that Microsoft Office can be installed on up to five devices as long as you are an employee or student at Washburn. We previously posted directions on this process in December 2014 and wanted to provide another update on that process. The process remained the same although now faculty/staff do not need to validate prior to being able to download and install the software. The process is the same whether a student, faculty, or staff is accessing the site.

  1. Picture of Menu within Office 365 for Installing OfficeLog into Office 365.
  2. In the upper right hand corner, click the Gear Settings: update your profile, install software and connect it to the cloud for Settings and Options.
  3. Select Office 365 settings.
  4. Select Software.
  5. Click Install to install the software.

If you get a new computer or need to remove an installation, steps 1 – 3 apply above in order to remove an Office installation. Only this time, click Install Status on the left side of the screen. This will display those devices where you have installed Office. Click Deactivate to disable the Office installation on that specified computer (i.e. Home Computer).

Problems or questions, please contact ITS User Services at support@washburn.edu or by calling 785.670.3000. We can also assist you in Bennett Computer Center room 104 to install the Office suite.

 

Microsoft Office Now Available for Faculty/Staff on Personal Devices

Refer to new process in blog post dated April 4, 2016.

On November 11, 2014, Microsoft started allowing faculty and staff the ability to download and install the full Office suite on their personally owned devices.  Prior to this date, the only option was to purchase the Office suite for your home computer.  The steps below will assist you in activating your account and then download and install Office for your home computer(s).

Note: This is only for personally owned devices and not for university owned computers.

Note that using your Washburn email account and the directions below, it is possible to install the Office suite on up to five devices (PC or Mac).  It is also possible to use mobile versions of the office programs on such devices as iPhones or iPads.

  1. In order to install the office suite, it is first necessary to activate the product for your account.  Unlike the Office suite for students, it is not automatically activated for all faculty and staff.  Click on the following link to:  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=512196
  2. Enter your Washburn email address and click Sign Up.
  3. A confirmation should display saying “You already have an account”, click Continue.
  4. It will redirect you to your Washburn email.  If not, go to http://outlook.washburn.edu and log into your Washburn email.
  5. Gear-BoxClick the gear box in the upper right hand corner of your email to display a drop down list of selections.
  6. Click on Office 365 Settings.
  7. The next screen will show various options on the left hand side.  Select Software.
  8. The next screen will show what software can be installed.
    1. PCs — One button for Install listed with all of the software in one package.  This will install Office 2013 for PCs with the software listed below.
      1. Word
      2. Excel
      3. PowerPoint
      4. OneNote
      5. Access
      6. Publisher
      7. Outlook
      8. Lync
      9. InfoPath
    2. Macs — Two different Install buttons listed, select the first option to install Office 2011 for Mac with the software listed below.
      1. Word
      2. Excel
      3. PowerPoint
      4. Outlook
        • Another Install option will be listed for Mac as there are currently two different versions of Outlook.  Use the Outlook in the first option.
        • OneNote is available for Mac, but you will need to install it from the app store.
  9. Once the Install is clicked, the program will begin to download to your computer.
  10. When the download is complete, install the program.  Note, download time will depend on your Internet connection to Microsoft.
  11. After installation, if prompted to activate product, select Sign-in to existing Office 365 subscription. Enter your full Washburn email address and then your email password.

The Office suite, whether on PC or Mac, will remain updated and current as long as you are employed, or have an account, with Washburn University.  Once you leave Washburn, the program will stop working and prompt you to purchase through Microsoft.

Any problems or questions, please contact ITS User Services at support@washburn.edu or by calling 785-670-3000.

 

ITS Staff Breakfast

ITS came together this morning for a very nice staff breakfast.  It was a great opportunity to visit with everyone and enjoy some good food.  We don’t come together very often and while we didn’t have a professional camera or photographer, we did take a few minutes to run outside and take a photo of everyone in their nice, new Washburn ITS shirts.  We did lose a few staff in the scramble to get the picture (you know who you are).  🙂

This is a great group of professionals who work very hard to keep Washburn’s technology current and operational.  Information Technology is a very broad field and its a little mind boggling how much experience and knowledge these folks have… I feel pretty lucky I have their support.

ITS Picture

New ITS Staff

ITS is pleased to announce that our vacant programmer position has been filled .   Jeff Stiles begins work on September 17.  Jeff is a graduate of The University of Kansas with a B.S. in computer science.  He has worked the past 8 years as a Senior Programmer/Analyst at AllofE solutions in Lawrence.

In this role Jeff developed numerous web-based applications for use in education including online testing, assessment, curriculum management, attendance, gradebook, content management, and evaluations.  Jeff will be an excellent addition to our staff.  Please stop by Bennett 100 sometime to welcome him to Washburn.