Microsoft Products

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.

Microsoft Office

Department Non-Employees
A non-employee using office space and a department computer can submit the MS Office 2016 request form to upgrade the computer's software. This form is only required for non-employees.
ECU-Purchased Computers
ECU-purchased Windows computers are automatically upgraded to the latest version of Office via KBox as updates become available. If you need to opt out of this automatic update, please contact the IT Help Desk.

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Personal Computers
Faculty, staff and students have an Office 365 subscription through ECU which includes five Microsoft Office downloads.  Access the download from

Project and Visio

While not available for free download, these Microsoft products are supported by ITCS after department purchase:

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

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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

Skype for Business

Skype is ECU's standard for instant messaging, presence and desktop sharing. Skype is part of the Office 365 software download for faculty, staff and students. Mac users can download the software and certificates from Mobile version available from a user's app store.

Learn more by visiting the Skype website.

Expression Web Authoring

Expression Web is a free web authoring tool available for download at no charge from the Microsoft website. Technical support is not available.