Microsoft is not a required piece of software for the campus. However, it is recommended. Active students are given access to a Free version of Microsoft's 365 Suite of applicatons. This includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Access, Publisher, One Note, Info Path and Lync. The downloads are available for Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac and mobile devices. Please be aware that not all applications listed above are available for all devices. Please look at the tutorials here for information on download and installation instructions.
The following is a list of other free options. The IT Helpdesk however, does not support these options.