Information Technology Services

Supported Software

Information Technology Services makes many software applications available to the Union College community. Most of this software is installed in public computer facilities maintained by ITS. Much of this software can also be installed on other, College-owned computers. 

Because the College can't afford to purchase licenses for every faculty, staff and student, ITS sometimes enforces licensing limits using network license servers which are generally only accessible from on-campus or via VPN.

If you have questions about software applications that are not listed on this page, please contact the ITS Help Desk at (518) 388-6400 or send email to the ITS Help Desk requesting information. You can see the list of available software applications (including version) installed in Union College's public computing facilities for the current academic year on the bottom of the ITS Public Computing Facilities webpageUpgrades to new versions of software on computers in classrooms/public computing facilities occur once a year over summer break

The software is organized by general type of application:

  • Productivity
    Program Name Description Compatibility Licensing
    Acrobat X Pro Create, edit, and read PDF files Windows/Macintosh campus agreement
    Access Database Windows campus agreement
    Dreamweaver Website development Windows/Macintosh campus agreement
    Excel Data analysis; spreadsheet Windows campus agreement
    InDesign Page layout design Windows/Macintosh campus agreement
    PowerPoint Presentation Windows/Macintosh campus agreement
    Publisher Desktop publishing Windows campus agreement
    Word Word processing Windows/Macintosh

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  • Security and Antivirus
    Program Name Description Compatibility Licensing
    Forefront Anti-virus software Windows campus agreement
    Virusscan Anti-virus software Macintosh campus agreement
    Windows Defender Anti-spyware software Windows freeware
  • Email
    Program Name Description Compatibility Licensing
    Mac Mail Email client Macintosh included in operating system
    Outlook Email client Windows/Macintosh campus agreement
  • Internet
    Program Name Description Compatibility Licensing
    Mac SFTP Secure FTP Macintosh campus agreement
    Mozilla FireFox Web browser Windows/Macintosh freeware
    Internet Explorer Web browser Windows included in operating system
    Secure SSH Secure Telnet and FTP Windows campus agreement
    Safari Web browser Macintosh included in operating system
    Chrome Web browser Windows/Macintosh freeware
  • Data Analysis
    Program Name Description Compatibility Licensing
    ArcGIS Analyze geographic data; create maps Windows purchase individual license thru ITS
    eViews Econometric analysis Windows campus agreement
    Excel Data analysis; spreadsheet Windows/Macintosh campus agreement
    JMP Mathematical modeling; numerical analysis Windows/Macintosh campus agreement
    Mathematica Mathematical modeling; numerical analysis Windows/Macintosh/Linux campus agreement
    MATLAB Mathematical and computational analysis Windows campus agreement
    SAS Statistical analysis Windows campus agreement
    SPSS Statistical analysis Windows campus agreement
    STATA Statistical analysis Windows purchase individual license thru ITS
  • Multimedia Creation
    Program Name Description Compatibility Licensing
    Audacity Audio editing Windows/Macintosh freeware
    Fireworks Prototype website, mobile and application interfaces Windows/Macintosh campus agreement
    Flash Professional Creating interactive content Windows/Macintosh campus agreement
    Garageband Music creation Macintosh included in operating system
    iDVD DVD creation Macintosh included in operating system
    Illustrator Vector graphics software Windows/Macintosh campus agreement
    iMovie Video editing Macintosh included in operating system
    Pinnacle Studio Video editing and DVD creation Windows purchase individual license
    Photoshop Image editing Windows/Macintosh campus agreement
    Photoshop Elements Image editing Windows/Macintosh purchase individual license
  • Multimedia Playing
    Program Name Description Compatibility Licensing
    QuickTime Audio and video player Windows/Macintosh freeware
    Windows Media Player Audio and video player Windows included in operating system
    iTunes Audio and video player Windows/Macintosh freeware