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Microsoft Office 2013 


Upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013 on Windows-based Computers

This coming summer, all Windows-based classroom and lab computers currently running Microsoft Office 2010 will be upgraded to Microsoft Office 2013. The upgrade will also be available for installation on all Windows office computers upon request. Software within the Microsoft Office Suite includes Access, Excel, InfoPath Designer, InfoPath Filler, Lync, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, Visio, and Word. 
If you teach a course with curriculum utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite, please take some time to verify that your textbooks and the curriculum align with Office 2013 or plan for updates.  If you would like Microsoft Office 2013 installed on your office computer prior to summer or if you would like to see an installation, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 715-836-5711. As we get closer to the summer installation, training will be made available. Visit the LTS Online Help Microsoft Office documentation for more information about the changes in Office 2013.


Free Microsoft Software

Faculty, staff, and students now have the ability to download one free copy of a variety of products, including Office 2013 and Windows 7 or 8, to use on a personally-owned device. This replaces the previous Work at Home software that could be obtained through our Help Desk for current faculty and staff.  Because the students agreed to help with funding for our Lab Anywhere environment (, current students can also download a free copy of Office and Windows on one of their personally-owned devices as well.

View LTS documentation about the On the Hub Software Store and visit the UW-Eau Claire Software Center to download these products. If you have any questions or difficulties with the download process, call Microsoft Support at 1-888-396-1447 or the LTS Help Desk at 715-836-5711.

Hint: Faculty and staff may see multiple tabs in their account for faculty/staff/students. The software they are most likely looking for will appear under the Student tab. If they registered as faculty or staff as opposed to student, they must contact the Help Desk to have the Student software section added to their account.