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Microsoft Office

At GSA, Google Docs/Sheets/Slides is our preferred tool for documents/spreadsheets/presentations, since it has built-in records retention, collaboration, sharing, importing and exporting of Office files, etc.

In normal day-to-day operations, you will probably never need Microsoft Office. However, if you should encounter an edge case such as a large spreadsheet that won’t load well in Google Sheets, you can use Microsoft Office through VMWare Horizon.

TTS/GSA used to offer Office for Mac 2016, but given the overhead in installing and managing licenses and being previously denied by the IT Standards process, this was discontinued in November 2019.

If you have any questions, please ask #infrastructure.