Microsoft Products

Microsoft Office

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.

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

Faculty/staff campus computers: Available as a free download from the ECU Download Center 

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 Lync page.

Expression Web Authoring
Faculty and staff campus computers/Windows

Faculty and Staff
Expression Web is an html Web authoring program from Microsoft that is available free of charge to ECU faculty and staff for use on their campus Windows computer. Visit Microsoft's Learn Expression Web page and access short video tutorials on using Expression Web. To download, visit the ECU Download Center. Must log in with a valid PirateID while on campus.
The Expression Web design suite and tutorials are available to students free of charge from DreamSpark, a Microsoft website, using their ECU e-mail address and passphrase.

Project and Visio

While not available for download, several Microsoft products are supported by ITCS:

Step 1. Departments may 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. After you purchase the license, request the software to be installed.  Submit the Microsoft Products Software request form located at and attached a copy of your PO as your proof of license purchase.  An ITCS Desktop Support Tech 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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Home Purchase Programs

The Dowdy Student Store offers Microsoft products to faculty and staff through the Work-At-Home licensing agreement.  Note that there is no free telephone support with either agreement.

Product List
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade OS (64-bit)
  • Windows 7 Upgrade OS (32-bit)

Please note the following:
  • Purchase is for work-related purposes only; non-university use is prohibited
  • Retirees are not eligible for this program
  • Valid ECU 1 Card required
  • Staff complete the Campus Agreement Work @ Home Acceptance form