Its Summertime, Why Work in the Office?

Its Summertime why work in the office?            

Once again, it’s that time of year when Laramie begins to take on some subtle changes—the town’s a little quieter as students have left, and it has started to get warmer as summer shows its first signs. Unfortunately, there are few things as unsatisfying as having to be at the office on a perfect summer day. Fortunately, the University of Wyoming’s Information Technology offers a certain program to try to ease this particular office boredom. The Microsoft Work-at-Home program allows benefitted faculty and staff to purchase media for their personal computer in order to work outside of the office. During the months of summer, that could mean anywhere from the patio of Night Heron Coffeehouse in downtown Laramie to as far as a sandy beach on an island in the Bahamas.

The four different products we offer include:

  • Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit


{Windows 7 Professional includes all the features of Windows 7 Premium, in addition to: the ability to participate in a windows server domain, remote desktop server, location aware printing, encrypting file system, presentation mode, software restriction policies and Windows XP mode. For those of you who don’t “speak IT”, Windows 7 Professional is aimed at enthusiasts.}


  • Office Professional 2010
  • Office 2011 for Mac


{Office Professional 2010 is a little different from previous versions in the way it is more “role-based”. In other words, it has features designed for employees in positions ranging from research and development professionals, to sales people and human resources. Beyond that, Office 2010 is also geared towards social networking. Users can connect to and receive updates from Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace and Windows Live Messenger, inside of Microsoft Outlook. Office 2011 is the comparable version created for Mac computers.}

One of the greatest parts about the Work-at-Home program is how inexpensive it is. Both versions of Windows 7 go for $25.00, while both versions of Office go for $37.00. Because this media usually runs for as much as three to four times the price, there’s really no reason not to take advantage of this deal. Media can be purchased at right at the front desk of the IT building, but be sure to bring your check book with you. Yes, that’s right, as the most tech-saavy departments on campus we only accept the most primitive form of payment. We are open 7:30-4:30, Monday-Friday, and would love to give you the chance to take advantage of Laramie’s beautiful summer afternoons!

For more information or to check eligibility, follow this link:

Maggie Mullen
Casper, WY


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