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6/1/2016

JMU Information Technology updates the list of campus "Recommended software" on an academic calendar year basis. In general, the Information Technology Help Desk supports the version listed and the previous major version, for example, Microsoft Office 2016 and Microsoft Office 2013 for Windows.

Windows Software

Macintosh Software

An "x" indicates listed and more recent updates of that version (e.g. 1.2x means version 1.2.0, 1.2.1, 1.2.2 etc.)

Windows SoftwareRecommendations
Operating System

Windows 10 Enterprise for JMU-owned computers (Windows 7 if there is pressing academic or business need)

Windows 10 Professional for student-owned computers

Office Application

Microsoft Office 2016 Professional Plus for JMU-owned computers

Microsoft  Office 365 ProPlus (Office 2016 applications) for student-owned computers

Mail Client

For Microsoft Exchange (faculty and staff)

For Dukes email (students and alumni)

Dukes email - web-based access

Browser Internet Explorer 11
Firefox 45 ESR for JMU-owned computers
Firefox 46 or most recent version for student-owned computers
File Transfer WinSCP 5.7.2 
Antivirus Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.x
Terminal Communications PuTTY 0.67

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An "x" indicates listed and more recent incremental updates of that version (e.g. 1.2x means version 1.2.0, 1.2.3.4, etc.)

Macintosh SoftwareRecommendations
Operating System Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
Office Application

Microsoft Office 2016 for JMU-owned computers

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus (Office 2016 applications) for student-owned computers
Mail Client

For Microsoft Exchange (faculty and staff)

For Dukes e-mail (students and alumni)

Dukes e-mail - web-based access
Browser

Safari  9.x
Firefox 45.2 ESR for JMU-owned computers 

Firefox 47 or most recent version for student-owned computers

File Transfer Fetch 5.6
Antivirus Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.x
Terminal Communications OSX-provided telnet and ssh

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