About Belinda Perkinson

Belinda works with the ITCS Training and Communications team at East Carolina University.

CrashPlan Backup Utility Makes Lost Data a Thing of the Past

Computer crashes and accidental deletions happen. But lost data is a thing of the past with CrashPlan backup utility. Easy to download and easy to configure, CrashPlan works in the background for continuous file backups on both Mac and Windows. It even offers previous versions of each file in the event a file is restored. Features include:

  • Windows and Mac availability
  • Unlimited online storage
  • Minute-by-minute backups
  • 448-bit file encryption
  • Online, email and phone support
  • Mobile app to view files
  • File restore through Web browser
  • Real-time dashboard reporting

Request Process for Departments

Licensed by ECU, this application is available to ECU departments for an annual license fee of $83 per user. Users can install CrashPlan on up to four ECU-owned computers.

After the payment process is complete (FOAP required), users download the desktop app through the ECU Download Center. Departments are contacted each March for renewal.

Visit the CrashPlan website for more details on security, how-to instructions and vendor support.

Microsoft products for students and graduates – what you need to know right now

Spring 2014 ECU Graduates

If you have not already downloaded your free Microsoft software (Windows operating system and Office suite) with perpetual rights, YOU MUST DOWNLOAD THESE PRODUCTS BEFORE JULY 1, 2014. DO NOT purchase the Extended Access Guarantee. As of July 1, 2014, the free Microsoft software and any licenses/keys will only be available to current ECU students.

Download Microsoft Windows and Office: www.ecu.edu/microsoft4students

ECU Summer School Students

If you need Microsoft Office software for your summer school courses, please download the software BEFORE JULY 1, 2014. DO NOT purchase the Extended Access Guarantee. As of July 1, 2014, the Microsoft Office software and any licenses/keys will no longer be available to you through this distribution site. In mid-August, we will be distributing Microsoft Office to you through a new method.

If you miss the July 1, 2014 download deadline, and you still need Microsoft Office for your summer school courses, you can access the software through ECU’s Virtual Computing Lab: http://vcl.ecu.edu.

Download Microsoft Windows and Office: www.ecu.edu/microsoft4students

All ECU Students

If you do not need to use Microsoft Office until fall 2014, PLEASE WAIT to download the software. In mid-August, we will have a new distribution method in place that will allow us to provide an upgraded Microsoft Office package that includes versions for your mobile devices and additional benefits!

NOTE: You can continue to download the Microsoft Windows operating system through the ECU Kivuto Solutions store that is currently in place. Only Microsoft Office will be distributed through the new method.

The new distribution method will allow us to provide an upgraded Microsoft Office package that includes versions for your mobile devices and additional benefits! Please be sure to check back with us in mid-August for details on how to download the Microsoft Office software through this new method. We will also send notifications to you through your ECU e-mail when this new distribution method is in place. Once the new method is in place, we will ask that you remove any other existing copies of Microsoft Office from your computer as this is a requirement under the new licensing model.

More information about ECU’s distribution of free Microsoft products will be available in August!

Questions? Need Help? Contact the ECU IT Help Desk at http://help.ecu.edu or 252.328.9866.