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Elisabeth is a communications manager for MSU Information Technology. You can learn more about Elisabeth at
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Elisabeth is a communications manager for MSU Information Technology. You can learn more about Elisabeth at
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10 steps get your tech ready for MSU AOP

Welcome, Spartans! We are excited that you are starting your academic journey here at Michigan State University. The Academic Orientation Program (AOP) is an important step to get ready the fall semester.

It’s our priority to ensure your experience goes smoothly, so we’ve outlined easy steps to get you and your tech devices ready for MSU! Read Full Article →

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Give Some Love – Get Some Love at the MSU Computer Store

The MSU Computer Store is partnering with the MSU Student Food Bank for the second Give Some Love – Get Some Love February food drive campaign.

During the month of February, the MSU Computer Store will be collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the MSU Student Food Bank. When you make a donation to the MSU Student Food Bank at the MSU Computer Store, you can register for a chance to win prizes, including an iTunes gift cards, gaming controllers, headphones, or an Apple TV.*

The MSU Student Food Bank is a student run organization that provides supplemental food and other necessities to MSU students and their families facing food insecurity. Read Full Article →

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Tech resources to start your semester off right

We know getting back to your studies and work can be tough, especially after a long holiday break. We also understand that it can be overwhelming to decide which tools make the most sense for your needs.

Check out these top seven tech tech resources to help your semester go smoothly. Read Full Article →

Happy #CyberAware Month

MSU IT Celebrates National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cyber security continues to grow in importance, and we all play a role in today’s highly connected world of systems, information, and technology.

MSU Information Technology helps celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) by promoting safe computing tips via our Tech at MSU Twitter account and supporting the MSU Security Summit on October 11. Read Full Article →

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Announcing eCommerce at MSU

Finding the information departments need to accept card payments at MSU has become easier with the launch of the new eCommerce at MSU website.  

In a cross departmental effort, MSU IT and the Office of the Controller have consolidated the merchant Services and PCI Compliance webpage (formally located at and the CASHNet informational website (formally located at into one website ecommerce.msu.eduRead Full Article →

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Office Pro Plus software available to MSU graduate students

MSU graduate students now have access to Microsoft Office Pro Plus software downloads at no cost as part of MSU’s licensing agreement.

What is Office Pro Plus?

Office Pro Plus includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. Each graduate student can download Office Pro Plus on up to five computers (Windows or Apple iOS), five tablets (Windows, Apple iOS, and/or Android), and five smart phones. Read Full Article →

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Check out MSU tech tips, resources for students

MSU IT welcomes you! We know getting into the school mode can be stressful when you are juggling responsibilities, meeting deadlines, and studying for hours. We want to see you succeed and part of that success depends on knowing the tools and resources available to you.

Below you will find a list of resources you can pull from to make the 2016-2017 academic year a success! Read Full Article →

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MSU offers extended technology support hours before fall semester

Welcome back! The MSU ID Office has expanded hours to help students get their Spartan ID Cards.

MSU IT has also extended Computer Help and Repair hours and hours in the MSU Engagement Centers. Stop by and ask any of our trained consultants about getting connected to the network and Wi-Fi, as well as information about computers and software. Read Full Article →

Scam Alert

Tuition discount scam targeting students

Be aware that scammers are targeting college students by claiming that students who pay their tuition to them in full will receive a tuition discount. This is a scam.

Who is being targeted?

Currently the scammers are targeting international students, however, all students need to remain vigilant as they could be contacted too. Read Full Article →

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Students using Spartan Mail, learn how to use the Clutter feature

What is Clutter? Clutter is a tool in your Microsoft Office 365 Spartan Mail ( that moves your low priority messages out of your Inbox so you can easily scan for important messages.


How does it work? Clutter analyzes your email habits and based on your past behavior, it determines the messages that you’re most likely to ignore. Read Full Article →