Notification to 13 June Office 2016 upgrade group sent

The following information related to the Office 2016 upgrades was sent out today via email to the next group of Office 2010 and Office 2013 users who will be getting upgraded on June 13. It provides some initial information for the upgrades so I am posting it here as well as a project update.


If you are receiving this message you recently logged into a computer within your department that has Office 2010 or Office 2013 installed and can expect that machine to be upgraded overnight starting the evening of June 13. We will be sending out a reminder email to this same list of individuals on the morning on June 13.

Below is a quick list of what you need to do or know before you leave work on June 13:

  • Please leave the computer turned on and be sure to log off (if you leave your machine locked, the upgrade will not begin until you log in to it on the morning of June 14)
  • If you have your device off campus on the night of May 26, the upgrade will begin the next time to connect to the OSU network
  • The Office 2016 installation will NOT remove your Office 2010/2013 desktop and taskbar shortcuts, so please replace them with Office 2016 shortcuts prior to launching any applications
  • You can contact the CN call center at 7-8787 (Option 2) to assist you with this if necessary

Note: If you are using Office 2010/2013 via Parallels or VMWare on an Apple device, please adhere to the same preparation steps listed above for the Windows virtual machine

We are also including a Microsoft TechNet link listing what was deprecated or changed in Office 2013, which are the majority of the changes you will see using Office 2016:

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Todd Soli, the project lead:

Thank you,

Your Community Network Support Team

Community Network
Information Services
Oregon State University
(541) 737-8787