Microsoft Products

Microsoft Office

Export Control Restrictions
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Microsoft products are subject to U.S. government jurisdiction and may not be exported without authorization to nations commonly referred to as country Group E. There is one anomaly: after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the region of Crimea was listed - although technically not a country and consequently, not country Group E.

Microsoft may not export without authorization to:
  • Cuba*
  • Iran*
  • North Korea
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Region of Crimea
See the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Supp. 1 to Part 740. With regard to the region of Crimea, (EAR) 746.6.

*Recent changes to the US sanctions may apply to Iran and Cuba. To determine eligibility of your transaction, please consult the OFAC Iran Sanctions Resource Center, the US BIS Cuba Guidance and OFAC Cuba Guidance.
Department Non-Employees
Departments whose non-employees use ECU office space and ECU-owned computers should submit the MS Office 2016 request form to upgrade the ECU-owned computer. This form is only required for non-employees.
Faculty and Staff - ECU Computer
ECU-purchased Windows computers are automatically upgraded to the latest version of Office via KBox as updates become available. Currently, ECU supports Office 2013. If you need to opt out of this automatic update, please contact the IT Help Desk.

Want to learn about Office 2013 or Office 2016? Check out your FREE account for in-depth, online training.
Faculty and Staff - Personal Devices
Faculty and staff now have an Office 365 ProPlus subscription through ECU to download Microsoft Office to five personal PC/Mac computers, five tablets and five phones. Users log in to with their PirateID.
All enrolled students have an Office 365 Pro Plus subscription email, calendar, contacts, Lync communication, OneDrive storage services and the latest Office suite. Students log in to with their PirateID.

Skype Messaging and Conferencing
Faculty, staff, students - Mac, Windows, mobile

Faculty/staff campus computers: Mac Skype and certificates available from the ECU Download Center; PC version is part of the ECU desktop/laptop image

Faculty/staff home computers: Part of the Office 365 Microsoft Office suite download.

Students: Free download through student email service (Office 365)

Mobile: Free downloads from the appropriate app store

Services include instant messaging on or off campus with other ECU users, video conferencing, online presentations, online collaboration (including sharing your desktop and programs online), document transfers, integration with ECU email/calendar and more.

Learn more by visiting the Skype website.

Expression Web Authoring
Faculty and staff campus computers/Windows/Personal computers

Faculty, Staff and Students
Expression Web is a web authoring program available as a free download from the Microsoft website
Project and Visio
While not available for download, several Microsoft products are supported by ITCS:

Step 1. Purchase a license. Departments purchase a license through the Microsoft Select Plus Academic Agreement vendor, Dell:

Dell, Inc.
One Dell Way
RoundRock, TX 28682

Brent S. Lien

Step 2. Install the software. Submit the Software Installation or Repair request with a copy of the PO. Desktop Support will contact you.

Step 3. For follow-up inquiries about your license order, please contact Monica Moore at

Server OS
Department Computers

A server assessment or consult should be submitted before purchasing Microsoft Server OS.  Please visit IT Purchasing for more information.

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