Application Support

Microsoft 365 - Outlook Email

MS 365 is the official email application for faculty and staff.  It is available as web mail from any browser, or as a full-featured Windows application from within the CCSF network only.

Much more 365 information is a click away.

Office 2007

Office 2007 and Office 2010 for PC and later versions for Mac look completely different from earlier Office versions.

At present (Fall 2013) Office 2007 and Office 2010 are available at several campuses and at selected student labs that support classes in Office. The suite is installed on computers newly issued to faculty and staff, and is available in the Faculty/Staff computer lab, Batmale 313, Ocean campus. The installation includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. Publisher is substantially the same as earlier versions; it doesn't share the new Office 2007 interface.

Find CCSF Office 2007 information at

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Important!! Compatibility problems with older versions of Office: Office 2007 applications save files with new extensions in new formats. Older version of Office can't open these formats. What can you do to prevent sending files that others can't open? Look here.

New features: Office 2007 has a completely new interface. Get used to the basic setup and you'll prevent yourself from being confused in all the new programs.

Accessibility: Office 2007 provides a friendly keyboard interface for those who can't (or don't like to) use the mouse.

Contribute --> Google Applications for CCSF

Contribute was used starting in 2004 as a way for CCSF employees, Faculty and Staff, to create individual web sites. As of 2010, support for this program has been dropped. Those with Contribute sites on the fog server can continue using them for the foreseeable future. If you did not take advantage of the opportunity to change from the www server to fog, the future of your Contribute site is more uncertain.

There will be no more Contribute trainings. Support for existing sites is, however, still available at

ITS now encourages those who want to set up a new educational site to use Google sites inside the CCSF Google Domain. See our Resources page for more information. The first step is to obtain a CCSF Google account by filling the online application form.

Then look at the CCSF Google workshop schedule for the Fall and see if Google Apps and Sites are for you. Then pre-register for a workshop.

Content Management System

The Content Management System (CMS) is how approved users--typically department chairs or program coordinators--update the main CCSF's main webpage ( Read about applying for an account and access supporting documents here.