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Article ID: 477
Last updated: 02 Feb, 2017

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 applications, known as Office 2016, 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.

Microsoft Provides the following Quick Start Guides to for Office 2016:

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 following the instructions below:

To get Office 365  for Windows and Mac:

Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad). Includes 1TB of storage from OneDrive.The free Office subscription continues as long as you're working at Eastern and the program continues.

Follow these easy steps to get Office:

  • Access the Internet from the computer where you want to install Office.
  • Log in to Office 365 via http://www.easternct.edu/email
  • Click on the Office 365 text link at the top left of the page.
  • Click Install Office 2016 button at the upper right of the page and follow the steps to get the Office applications.

For all phones and tablets:

  • Access the Internet from a computer.
  • Log in to Office 365 via http://www.easternct.edu/email
  • Click on the Office 365 text link at the top left of the page.
  • Click the Other Installs text link below the Install Office 2016 button at the upper right of the page, then click the Phone & Tablet link on the left menu and 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, this guide may help resolve your issue.

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

Article ID: 477
Last updated: 02 Feb, 2017
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