I am a Harvard College student. Why can't I log into Skype or other Office 365 applications?

As a Harvard College student, your email, calendaring, and social applications are supported by Google. Your college.harvard.edu account is a Gmail account. It also gives you access to the Google Education Suite, including: Drive, Hangouts, Chats, Calendar, Sites and more. You do not have access to Microsoft Exchange products, which include, Outlook online, Calendar online and Skype for Business. You do have access to most Microsoft products including: SharePoint, Yammer, Microsoft Forms and the Office Online for Education suite.

macOS Sierra Update

December 2, 2016


On September 20, 2016, Apple released macOS Sierra (10.2). Starting December 5, HUIT is pleased to announce support for all new Apple desktops and laptops equipped with macOS Sierra. Since some older applications do not properly function with 10.12 and the upgrade process may render your computer non-operational, HUIT recommends that you do not upgrade your existing Apple computer to the Sierra operating system without contacting 

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All About Your New Computer

This information applies to FAS faculty and staff, as well as Central Administration staff, who have been provided with a new computer. Other users should contact their local IT department.

Along with your computer, you may have received a new or updated set of applications. As a result, HUIT has put together resources to help you become more familiar with some of the new features and tools, including materials pertaining to our standard suite of security applications, as well as some reference guides for the

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Also known as: Password manager


LastPass personal premium accounts are currently offered at no cost to all members of the Harvard community. Visit http://security.harvard.edu/lastpass to get it now.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Store all your passwords in one secure, central location
  • Generate and remember unique, complex passwords for all your accounts
  • Access from as many devices as you want – work desktop, smartphone, personal laptop, tablet, etc.
  • Synchronize your password updates; change a password from
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Research Administration Systems


The portfolio of Research Administration Systems supports the University’s research enterprise from an administrative, financial, and compliance perspective in accordance with federal and Harvard policies and regulations. We support research administrators, compliance officers, and researchers across the University.

IT Services

  • Human subjects research protocol creation, management, and compliance (ESTR)
  • Research overhead indirect cost rate negotiation and
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Microsoft Office ProPlus

Also known as: Office 365, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Project, Skype For Business & Access.


Office ProPlus is part of the Office 365 suite of services offered to all Office 365 for Harvard customers. It enables colleagues to download and install the

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El Capitan announcement

September 28, 2015

Apple will be releasing the latest version of their operating system, El Capitan, on September 30.  We currently recommend that you DO NOT upgrade to El Capitan for any computers used to access Harvard systems.  This operating system is not currently supported by HUIT.

HUIT will be testing El Capitan on all University applications. Once this testing has been completed and our applications have been certified to run in this new

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Eduroam Wireless Update

July 6, 2015

On July 9, 2015, 6 AM - 10AM, the wireless network team will upgrade the back-end security on our eduroam wireless authentication servers.

Who is impacted?  New or existing eduroam wireless users authenticated though Harvard University. NOTE: These users may be accessing eduroam service from a remote location* 

(EXCEPTION: The eduroam SSID will remain available during the maintenance event and can be used by

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