My University Computer: Software

The University provides departments and eligible faculty, staff, and students with discounted software and applications by negotiating vendor licensing agreements. Licensed software and applications included on this site usually are available for download, and sometimes also available on external media or accessible through a Web browser.

If you do not qualify for these licenses, visit Technology Products for additional purchase options, and Services & Systems for information about other University Web-based systems to which you may have access that do not include downloadable clients.

Purchase Software for University owned Computers

Check Technology Products to see if the University already has a license agreement in place.

  • If the University has a license agreement in place for a specific piece of sofware, Technology Products will instruct you how to obtain it at no expense or a reduced cost.
  • If the University does not have a license, check Technology Products to see if the software is available at a discounted price.

Supported Software

Enter specific keywords in filter results to find the tools most useful for you.

Area Windows Macintosh
Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Windows 7 *
  • Apple Macintosh Mac OS X (10.6 or newer recommended) *
Email
  • University of Minnesota Gmail University of Minnesota Gmail
  • University of Minnesota Gmail University of Minnesota Gmail
Communications & Browsers
  • Firefox Browser Firefox »
  • Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 9
  • Google Talk Google Talk
  • UMConnect
Office Productivity
  • EndNote EndNote, bibliographic citation management software
  • Microsoft Office Office 2010 Suite
    • Word
    • Excel
    • Access
    • PowerPoint
  • Google Docs University of Minnesota Google Docs
  • Xythos Client for Netfiles
  • EndNote EndNote, bibliographic citation management software
  • Microsoft Office Office 2011 Suite
    • Word
    • Excel
    • Access
    • PowerPoint
  • Google Docs University of Minnesota Google Docs
  • Xythos Client for Netfiles
Calendar
  • University of Minnesota Google Calendar University of Minnesota Google Calendar
  • University of Minnesota Google Calendar University of Minnesota Google Calendar
Utilities
Computer Security
Drive Encryption
  • Bitlocker
  • FileVault

* Please see the Help Desk, HFA 123, to update your computer to the newest version.




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