Update: April 12, 2018
Tonight, April 12, scheduled changes to the UA Little Rock operating system will begin at 11 p.m. and continue throughout the night until approximately 5 a.m. on Friday, April 13. During this time Office 365 will be unavailable.
As of tomorrow, April 13, users needing access to Office 365 must first log into BOSS and update their password in order to continue using the service with no interruption in service.
Update: April 5, 2018
Next Thursday, April 12, at 11 p.m., scheduled changes to the UA Little Rock operating system will begin and continue throughout the night until approximately 5 a.m. Friday, April 13. During this time Office 365 will be unavailable.
After completion of the changes and before logging into Office 365, users must first log into BOSS and update their passwords to avoid an interruption in service.
The new log-in procedure will enable faculty, staff, and students to use the same password for Office 365 that they use to log into university computers. Another update will be provided next week as we near the actual date the log-in procedure changes.
Update: March 29, 2018
Changes are planned for April 12 that will affect how users log into Office 365. After the change, users must first log into BOSS and update their passwords in order to continue using Office 365 with no interruption in service. The new login procedure will enable faculty, staff, and students to use the same password for Office 365 that they use to log into university computers. More updates will be provided as we near the actual date the login change is effective.
March 20, 2018
UA Little Rock will soon be making enhancements to enable users of Office 365 to log in with same password they currently use with university computers. This enhancement will provide a simpler and more streamlined method for accessing Office 365.
Students and employees will no longer need to go through the multi-step account creation process. As a new user, the seamless experience will only require students, faculty, and staff to simply sign in.
As a refresher, Office 365 is a communication and collaboration service hosted by Microsoft which is offered to current students and employees for personal use at no cost to them.
Office 365 includes a local installation of the Microsoft Office Suite of products on up to five separate computers. Some of the tools provided include Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, OneNote and OneDrive applications, as well as access to the online versions of the software.
The applications supporting these services and data are hosted in data-centers owned and managed by Microsoft.
This is one of many ongoing technology improvements to the UA Little Rock campus community.