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Mon -Thu: 8:00am -9:00 pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

(when classes are in session)

Exceptions for the year


JMU Recommended Software




7/1/2014

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 2013 and Microsoft Office 2010.

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 7 Enterprise for JMU-owned computers (Windows 8.1 if there is pressing academic or business need)

Windows 8.1 Professional for student-owned computers

Office Application

Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus for JMU-owned computers

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus (Office 2013 applications) for student-owned computers

Mail Client

For Microsoft Exchange (faculty and staff)

For Dukes e-mail (students and alumni)
Browser Internet Explorer 10
Firefox 24 ESR for JMU-owned computers
Firefox 24 or most recent version for student-owned computers
File Transfer WinSCP 5.5.4 
Antivirus Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.x
Terminal Communications PuTTY 0.63

Visit Hardware / Software Support Plan for additional information on the software lifecycle support of the PC Operating System and Office applications.


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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 10.9 (Mavericks)
Office Application

Microsoft Office 2011 for JMU-owned computers

Microsoft Office 365 (Office 2011 applications) for student-owned computers

Mail Client

For Microsoft Exchange (faculty and staff)

For Dukes e-mail (students and alumni)

Browser

Safari 7.x
Firefox 24 ESR for JMU-owned computers

Firefox 24 or most recent version for student-owned computers

File Transfer Fetch 5.7
Antivirus Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.x
Terminal Communications OSX-provided telnet and ssh

Visit Hardware / Software Support Plan for additional information on the software lifecycle support of the Mac Operating System and Office applications.


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