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 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.

Microsoft Office ProPlus

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

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 operating system, it will be made available to our user community.

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Saturday: 10:00AM-6:00PM
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Eduroam (education roaming) is a secure worldwide federated network access service developed for the international research and education community.  This service provides per-user, per-session encrypted network access for visitors from participating institutions, without the need to gain guest credentials on arrival to an eduroam enabled location.