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The University and ITSS provide a variety of Windows, Macintosh and Unix-based software to students, faculty and staff, for both business and personal use. While you are free to use any software you wish, ITSS does provide a list of recommended solutions. This list is intended to provide guidance for purchase decisions and clarification of support available from ITSS, and is available at: Recommended software solutions

Licensing information for many popular software products can be found on the IT@UMN Software site

On university owned computers, many common programs can be installed via Software Center on Windows or through Self Service on Macs

Looking for Microsoft Office for your personally owned computer? Instructions for downloading Microsoft Office Pro Plus 365 for Faculty, Staff & Students can be found here.

Not sure what to use? Check out our list of Recommended Solutions and don't hesitate to contact the ITSS Help Desk with questions.

For information on obtaining and installing specialized software specific to UMD, please see refer to the additional options in the menu.