January 2016

ITS-Managed Microsoft Office Available for Faculty and Staff

In October, Information Technology Services (ITS) announced the availability of Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for all active Mason employees. A similar program was made available to students in 2014. This program allows the installation of up to five copies of the Microsoft Office Suite on personal computers at no cost. ITS recently became aware that Microsoft partners are marketing other Microsoft products, including the Home Use Program, which provides the Microsoft Office Suite at a low cost. However, ProPlus is the only option licensed and managed by Mason ITS. Therefore, ITS recommends customers utilize this free subscription.

If you receive any email marketing from Microsoft or a Microsoft partner that offers the Office Suite at a cost or access to the Office Suite outside of ProPlus, contact the ITS Support Center for assistance in determining its validity before spending university or personal funds.

Contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or