Wednesday, December 21, 2016
vLab, the University of Georgia’s virtual computer lab, will feature Office 2016, effective January 6, 2017.
Currently, Office 2013 is available on the vLab, which can be accessed by any student, faculty or staff member on any device at any time.
Transitioning the vLab to Office 2016 is part of plans to modernize services in the vLab in the coming months. Office 2016 is the current version of the Office suite supported by Microsoft.
Office 2016 includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access. Files created in earlier versions of Office are compatible with Office 2016.
The vLab also features SPSS, MATLAB and Stata, and is available via any web browser at vlab.uga.edu. In addition, the vLab is also available at select computer labs on campus, such as the Miller Learning Center. A valid MyID is required to access the vLab.
The maintenance window for this upgrade will start at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 6 and end at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 7. Office 2016 will be rolled out throughout the maintenance window. vLab users may view different versions of Office 2016 during the maintenance window. There are no planned vLab outages.
For more information or questions, please contact Tommy Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.