Desktop Software Services

The Desktop Service Software (DSS) is the base installation on University computers. The DSS is preconfigured to work with the campus infrastructure, and includes the operating system, productivity, security, and licensed software (e.g., Microsoft Office) appropriate for a particular machine.

There are a number of classrooms on campus called Electronic Classrooms (EC) dedicated to instruction through the use of instructional software. Locations and specification information can be found on the Electronic Classroom (EC) Lookup Page.

Note: Please contact your ITC for information on updating your desktop machine or your DSS version.

Current Windows DSS

DSS is available for staff, faculty, and lab (student image) Windows PCs. Please contact your ITC if you would like to update your machine to a new DSS.


Current Macintosh DSS

DSS 10.12

Software for faculty and staff machines. DSS 10.12 includes Mac OS X Sierra. DSS 10.12 is available for all intel-based Macs. View the list of DSS 10.12 installed software.

Hardware Requirements: Baseline iMac, Macbook, or better with an Intel processor and 8 Gigs of RAM

Previous Macintosh DSS

DSS 10.5

Software for faculty and staff machines. DSS 10.5 includes Mac OS X Yosemite. DSS 10.5 is available for all intel-based Macs. View the list of DSS 10.5 installed software.


Open Access Lab Software

Software for ITS supported machines in the Open Access Labs. View the list of Windows Open Access Lab installed software.