Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft and the University of Minnesota Academic and Distributed Computing Services department (ADCS) have recently announced the availability of Microsoft Office Suite, 2007. The Office Suite includes software titles like Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. This version, Office 2007, is specifically for the Windows based computer.
At this point the College of Design Information Technology team is testing and researching how to best take advantage of this software. There are the inevitable "bugs" in any major new software package. This software may require significant hardware upgrades, etc. to make its performance acceptable. By taking a small amount of time to test and research the software, it will allow the IT department to deploy a stable solution across the College.
For the time being, our recommendation is that this software not be installed on any computer in the College of Design. We fully intend to support and deploy Microsoft Office 2007 after we have had a chance to do testing and research so that we have answers to the questions usually arise. We will be keep the College updated and informed as we proceed. Please call the Help Line (6-7760) if you have any questions.