Microsoft Office Professional 2010
Beginning August 2011, Microsoft Office Professional 2010 will be the standard productivity tool for windows computers and Microsoft Office 2011 will be the standard for Apple users on Shawnee State University’s campus.
Campus Wide for Fall 2011 – About the Upgrade
Microsoft Office Professional 2010 is very similar to Microsoft Office 2007, however it adds many features that will enhance mobile computing and will integrate more smoothly into the Live@edu email service used by Shawnee State University students.
A general overview for the Shawnee State University upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 is as follows:
Classroom Labs and Student Use Computers:
All classroom labs and other student use computers will continue to use Microsoft Office 2007 throughout the end of Summer Term 2011. During the break between the end of Summer 2011 classes and the start of Fall 2011 classes these labs and all other student use computers will be upgraded from Microsoft Office 2007 to Microsoft Office 2010. The exact date that these machines will be upgraded will be communicated as it is scheduled, but know that it will not be while classes are in session to avoid disruption.
Academic Departments and Faculty Office Computers:
Academic Departments will be scheduled for upgrade to Office 2010 on either August 4, 2011 or August 5, 2011. Upgrades will be scheduled for each department as a group. This will include all computers within each department, including faculty, staff, administrators, and student employees.
Any faculty member that uses Microsoft Office for classroom instruction may request that their office computer be upgraded in advance if they desire so that they can have adequate time to prepare for fall courses since Office 2010 will be the tool available to faculty and students in the labs for the start of Fall Semester. To request early installation in your office please submit an email to Help_Desk@shawnee.edu.
Administrative Offices will be scheduled for upgrade to Office 2010 on either August 4, 2011 or August 5, 2011. Upgrades will be scheduled for each department as a group. UIS will contact your area to ensure the prospective upgrade dates do not interfere with your office operation.
If you have questions about the upcoming upgrade, please contact the UIS Help Desk at Help_Desk@shawnee.edu
Microsoft Office Professional 2010 – Sneak peek
Visit Microsoft’s web site for those getting started with Office 2010 and learn about the changes to see what is new.
The site offers details on each product so you can find out about the tools you use the most.
Getting to know Microsoft Office Professional 2010
A variety of training options for Microsoft Office Professional 2010 and Microsoft Office 2011 for Apple will be offered for those who wish to take advantage of them.
The Teaching and Learning Center is planning hands on training sessions for a variety of times during the end of the summer semester and the start of fall semester. Emails with specific dates and times will be sent to you at a later date. The Teaching and Learning Center plans to offer training during the week before Fall 2011 begins and during the first week of Fall 2011 in an effort to accommodate the various campus schedules. Trainings will require you to sign up as space is limited. Please watch for more details in your email and be sure to secure your seat quickly if you wish to participate.
Online training will be available using Atomic Learning later in the summer for those who prefer self-paced training. Once those offerings are available, the details will be sent out to the campus and you may use them at your convenience.
Microsoft offers a wide variety of online support for Microsoft Office. The following links will take you directly to Microsoft’s help pages which will offer product overviews, helpful tips, and other technical support resources for the Microsoft Office Suite.
Getting Started with Office 2010 Learn about the changes and see what is new!
Find Commands in Office 2010 Familiarize yourself with the Office Ribbon, search for commands that have moved in the new version, find shortcuts for commands, or lean to customize your Office Ribbon.
Office 2010 Migration Guides These short migration guides are intended to provide answers to common questions about making the transition to Office 2010. These guides are particularly suitable if you’re converting from Office 2003.