Are Vista and Office 2007 available at FAU?

Microsoft Vista is now available for faculty and staff on campus. OIT does not plan to migrate the university to Vista but will install it on a request basis if the system meets the minimum requirements which include 2 GB RAM and 2.8 GHz  single processor or any dual core processor. Vista Service Pack (SP) 1 is expected to be released sometime after February 2008.

Microsoft Office 2007 is now part of FAU’s Standard Desktop (www.fau.edu/oit/desktop/std_desktop.php).  This means that University-owned computers may be upgraded at no cost.  To request installation on your FAU desktop or laptop, please submit a request through the online helpdesk (http://helpdesk.fau.edu).  The ticket will be routed to the appropriate consultant who will contact you to set up an appointment to install the software on your computer.

FAU faculty and staff wishing to install Microsoft Office 2007 on home computers (not owned by FAU) may request a “Home Use License” by filling out the Microsoft Software Order form (www.fau.edu/oit/desktop/microsoftsoft.php) and the Home Use License Compliance form (www.fau.edu/oit/desktop/pdf/microsoft_home_use_agreement0607.pdf).  

The cost for this license is $40.00.