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External Website / Hosted Service Subscriptions & Renewals

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In the past, website subscriptions and renewals were approved by University Systems and Security (USAS), as the department held the role of both Information Security and Networking. An email would be sent to the department, and approval would be gained via an email response.

With the separation of Information Security from University Systems and Networking (USAN), a new process has been created to better serve those within the FDU community that utilize external websites for services.

Moving forward, requests for website subscriptions and renewals should be sent to UTAC at fdutac@fdu.edu. To expedite processing, please include information that answers the following questions:

  1. Is this a renewal or new subscription?
  2. If renewal, was it previously approved by IT?
  3. What is the url?
  4. What data / information will you be sharing?
  5. What frequency will you be accessing the site?
  6. How do you upload / download information?
  7. Who else will access this site?
  8. Who is your technical contact that we can contact if necessary?

If information is missing, a representative of UTAC might reply inquiring more about the request. When all information has been gathered, the ticket will be forwarded to our Information Security Officer. He will review the request, engage the Networking team if necessary, and then either approve or deny the request (via email response) or inquire further, before closing out the ticket.

We hope this new process will help identify, track and move requests quickly through the process.

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Microsoft Office 365 Suite for Students

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The Microsoft productivity suite subscription includes Office for the Web, stand-alone, downloadable Office 365 desktop clients and mobile apps. Included in the Microsoft Office suite of products are

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Access

Available Platforms

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • iOS, Android, Other Devices
  • Browsers – Current versions of Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer

Eligibility

  • Current students that are registered for classes for the current term or a future term.

How to Install Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus

Current students can download the latest version of Microsoft Office free of charge as part of the Microsoft Campus Agreement:

Microsoft Office Suite can be installed on up to five devices.

Note: Students leaving Fairleigh Dickinson University (by graduating or otherwise) will need to purchase Office to continue using it. You will be prompted by Microsoft to purchase Office the next time you launch the software. If you don’t purchase Office, you will still be able to open the documents you created but won’t be able to edit them or create new documents.

  • Office 365 Pro Plus can be installed on Windows 10
  • Office 365 Pro Plus can be installed on Mac OS 10.13.6 (Sierra) or higher.

Steps

  1. Visit the Office Portal
  1. Enter you FDU NetID and then click “Next”. This will re-direct you to the FDU SSO login page.
  1. Enter your FDU NetID and then click sign in.
  1. In the Software window, click Office. Then click the Install button.
Windows
macOS
  1. The software will be downloaded and installed on your computer. Your copy of Microsoft Office remains active until you leave the University, at which point, you will either need to uninstall it or purchase a license key.

NOTE: Any computer with Office 365 Pro Plus installed on it must connect to the Internet at least once every 30 days so the status of your subscription can be verified. If you do not connect to the Internet every 30 days or less, Office 365 will go into reduced functionality mode. Once the computer reconnects to the Internet and the subscription status is verified, all features will become available again.

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