Office 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 Now Available to UA Statewide Staff

OIT is making Microsoft Office 2013 available to UA Statewide Staff via Software Center, a brand new tool for delivering OIT managed software. Software Center allows you greater flexibility to install or upgrade OIT managed software on your schedule with a more streamlined interface. Visit the OIT website to learn more about Software Center.

What is OIT changing? OIT is providing an upgrade for Microsoft Office 2010 to Office 2013 for UA Statewide Staff.

When is this change happening?
The update will be made available to UA Statewide Staff beginning, Feb. 17, 2014. Sometime on or after this date Software Center on your computer will check-in with the server to see if any new software is available. 

How do I upgrade? You decide when you are ready to make the change to Microsoft Office 2013. The upgrade process may take as long as two hours to complete. You will be able to use your computer during the upgrade, however, you will not be able to use Microsoft Office during the upgrade. OIT recommends that you plan to upgrade at the end of the day and reboot your computer when you arrive to work the next day, or choose another time when it is convenient for you to be without Microsoft Office for up to two hours. After the upgrade, you will need to restart your computer to finalize the upgrade process.

  • How do I know if the upgrade will be available to my computer? If you are a UA Statewide Staff member using a Windows computer on the UA Domain, your computer will be given the option to upgrade or install Microsoft Office 2013.
  • How to start the Microsoft Office Upgrade? Open Software Center on your computer, select Microsoft Office Professional 2013, and click Install.
  • I’m not seeing the available upgrade? Please allow up to one full day from Feb. 5 to ensure your computer has had time to check-in over the network and report an upgrade is available. Also, your computer must be on the UA Domain for it to receive “New software is available” notifications. If you know your computer is on the UA Domain and has had time to check in, but you are still not seeing the available upgrade, please contact the OIT Support Center.

Where can I go for more information?
Please contact the OIT Support Center if you have questions or concerns. Opportunities to attend Microsoft Office 2013 training are listed on the OIT Training Calendar.

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