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MS Office 365

Article ID: 477
Last updated: 31 May, 2022

Office 365 is the standard office applications suite in use at Eastern. The package includes desktop office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), online access to web versions and other online tools, email, and home use software. The desktop application are installed by ITS on Eastern owned machines, whereas the home use software can be obtained by following the instructions below. Faculty and staff looking for other home use software can find instructions in Article 235: Purchasing Hardware and Software.

You can access the Office 365 suite from home using a web browser. You can check your Outlook email, and use a variety of applications, as well as install them on your personal machine.  NOTE: If you need to use Banner for data entry you must remote control your Office PC via the VPN. 

Eastern also provides the instructions for connecting your Mobile device to Eastern Email in Article 474: Configuring Mobile Devices for Eastern Email

Home Use Software:
All students, faculty, and staff can get versions of Office Software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) for their personal devices by using the link below or following the instructions from their Office 365 email account. MS Access is available via this process for Windows only.

For all phones and tablets:

  • Access the Internet from a computer.
  • Download Office here: https://portal.office.com/ols/mysoftware.aspx
  • Click the Phone & Tablet link on the left-hand menu. From the list of possible devices, choose your device. Follow the steps to get the Office applications.

For Chromebooks:

  • Follow the instructions for other phones and tablets (above).
  • After the last step, choose Android Tablet.

You will need your Eastern email (it is also your Office 365 login) and Office 365 password to sign in.
If you have trouble installing Office, the following guide may help resolve your issue, set up Office apps and email on a mobile device.

Or contact the Center for Instructional Technology at cit@easternct.edu or 860-465-1248.

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