Overview

JMU Information Technology updates the list of campus "Recommended Software" on an academic calendar year basis.

A "+" indicates the listed version and more recent versions (e.g. 1.2+ means version 1.2.1, 1.6, 3.0 etc.)

Windows Software

  • Operating System
    • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise for JMU-owned computers
    • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional for personally-owned computers
  • Office Suite
    • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 for JMU-owned computers
    • Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for personally-owned computers
  • Email Client
    • Faculty/staff Microsoft Exchange
      • Outlook 2016
      • Microsoft Outlook on the web (exchange.jmu.edu)
      • Microsoft Outlook Office 365 for personally-owned computers
    • Student Dukes email
      • Outlook on the web (dukes.jmu.edu)
      • Microsoft Outlook for 365 ProPlus
  • Web Browser
    • Chrome 74+
    • Firefox 60+ esr for JMU-owned computers
    • Firefox 66+ for personally-owned computers
  • Antivirus/anti-malware
    • Symantec Endpoint Protection 14+ for JMU-owned computers
    • Free versions of Avast, AVG, Sophos, of Microsoft Windows Defender for personally-owned computers

Mac Software

  • Operating System
    • macOS Mojave (10.14)
  • Office Suite
    • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 for JMU-owned computers
    • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 for JMU-owned computers
    • Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for personally-owned computers
  • Email Client
    • Faculty/staff Microsoft Exchange
      • Microsoft Outlook 2019
      • Microsoft Outlook 2016
      • Mac Mail 12+
      • Microsoft Outlook on the web (exchange.jmu.edu)
      • Microsoft Outlook Office 365 for personally-owned computers
    • Student Dukes email
      • Microsoft Outlook on the web (dukes.jmu.edu)
      • Microsoft Outlook for Office 365
      • Mac Mail 12+
  • Web Browser
    • Chrome 74+
    • Safari 12+
    • Firefox 60+ esr for JMU-owned computers
    • Firefox 66+ for personally-owned computers
  • Antivirus/anti-malware
    • Symantec Endpoint Protection 14+ for JMU-owned computers
    • Free versions of Avast, AVG, or Sophos for personally-owned computers
Where can I get Help/Support?

Information Technology Help Desk at (540) 568-3555 or helpdesk@jmu.edu

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