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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Windows Software Standards

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University Software Standards for Windows based Computers

Application Software:

Campus-wide Agreement

  • Microsoft Office 2010 (Windows)
    • Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, InfoPath and OneNote
  • Windows: Windows 7

Site License

  • SPSS (Windows) – installation only
    • Asset tagged computers only - home use not available
  • Symantec Antivirus - Office use and home use available
    • You can check out a CD from the Help Desk on the 3rd floor of the Memorial Library or purchase a CD from the Campus Computer Store located in the lower level of CSU or download form MavDisk 
  • Maple12 - Windows & Mac versions available
    • Can be installed from MavDISK (R: drive for domain computers), Software folder,  MSU_Community folder
  • Mathematica - Windows & Mac versions available
    • Can be installed from MavDISK (R: drive for domain computers), Software folder
      • For students it will be located in the MSU_Community folder
      • For staff & faculty it will be located in the Staff folder

Internet Browsers


Licenses available for purchase

  • FileMaker
  • Adobe software
  • MS Project
  • MS Visio
  • MS Visual Studio
  • MS SharePoint Designer

Operating system software:

  • Windows 7

Microsoft Office products and Windows operating system(s) are supplied to staff and faculty under a campus agreement. Check with the Campus Computer Store for pricing, availability and installation. It is the user's responsibility to become familiar with these applications. Please refer to your documentation and online help. Also check availability of training classes offered by ITS Customer Services. Applications not on this standards list will either not be supported or will be supported on a time permitting basis. Direct questions regarding software support to the Help Desk at 389-6654.