Microsoft released Office 2007 for Windows in November 2006. Office 2007 for Windows includes new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook as well as new programs, such as OneNote.
Microsoft released Office 2008 for Mac in January 2008. Office 2008 for Mac includes new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage.
Microsoft Office is site-licensed for use on University computers. New computers come with the latest version of Microsoft Office pre-installed. To upgrade to the latest version of Office on your computer, contact the Technology Support Center Helpdesk at x4357.
For more information about upgrading to Office 2007 on your computer, please see "How do I get Office 2007?" on the FAQs page.
What's new with Office 2007?
The most noticeable change in Office 2007 is that the standard toolbar, normally home to common menus like File, Edit, and View, has been replaced by a "Ribbon" of buttons and icons.
Another big change is that Office 2007 uses new file formats. For example, when you save a document in Word 2007, it saves as a .docx file (instead of .doc as in previous versions of Office). These new file extensions are intended to reduce file sizes; however, documents are not compatible with older versions without a conversion pack.
More information about file formats, compatibility, and file conversion is available in the Office 2007 Frequently Asked Questions.
What training materials are available for Office 2007?
Training for Office 2007 is available in a number of formats, including self-help, one-on-one, group presentations and workshops. Please visit the Office 2007 Training Materials Page.
What versions of Microsoft Office 2007 is available for campus PCs?
UW-W is licensed for the Enterprise version of Microsoft Office 2007. This version includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Outlook, Groove, and OneNote.
UW-W is licensed for the standard version of Office 2008 for Mac. This version includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage
Microsoft has discontinued their web editor, Frontpage. It is no longer being developed or distributed and is not included in Office 2007. iCIT is evaluating alternative tools for those who are managing web content.
UW-W's Work-At-Home licensing will remain the same, and Office 2007 and 2008 will be available for Work-At-Home use. Visit the Work-At-Home page for more information.