Temporary changes to Office 2013 at McGill, April 16-22


Due to maintenance of our Microsoft Office Server infrastructure, Office 2013 users at McGill will experience some temporary changes to the look and feel of Office 2013.  These changes will be taking place over the upcoming long weekend, starting Wednesday, April 16, 2014 and ending early on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

During the maintenance period :

  • The Office 2013 theme may revert back to the Microsoft Office 2013 standard look/theme.
  • Your most recently used files list may be incorrect (it will likely show files used before December 2013). No actual files will be lost; just the pointers in this list will be incorrect.
  • You may be prompted to "Authenticate" (sign into Windows or Office cloud).  If this happens, just click Cancel; your Office applications should continue to run normally.

Once the maintenance is over, the changes mentioned above will be reversed back to what they were before, except that the Most Recently Used list will now be completely empty. Fear not; your actual files will still be located wherever you last saved them.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the IT Service Desk.