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.

GRADUATING STUDENTS: Before you leave ECU, don’t forget…

Before you leave ECU, don’t forget to save any files and information you have stored on ECU systems!

For example:

  • Save or forward your Office 365 messages, contacts, and whatever else you’d like to keep from your ECU e-mail account. Be sure to give others your alternative e-mail address so that you can keep in touch after your ECU e-mail account has been deactivated. Consider using your alternative e-mail address on resumes you distribute.

Microsoft Web site – E-mail Help

ECU Student E-mail Web site

  • Save your files from your Office 365 OneDrive.
  • Save your files from your ECU Piratedrive.
  • Save your portfolio from iWebfolio.
  • Save your Web pages/Web content from MyWeb and ECU Blogs/WordPress.
  • Save survey data from Qualtrics if you participated in any research activities involving surveys.

Last but not least:

Download the Microsoft products you receive FREE as a graduating ECU student. Please immediately burn your software to DVD in the event that reinstallation is necessary, and write down your product key.

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Questions? Need help? Contact the ECU IT Help Desk or ACE Student Computing Support Center:

  • By phone: 252.328.9866 or 1.800.340.7081
  • Walk-in locations: 103 Austin (Main Campus), 2506 Health Sciences Building (Health Sciences Campus; Laupus Library)
  • ACE: 108 Rawl (Main Campus), 3330 Health Sciences Building (Health Sciences Campus)