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Information Technology

University Managed Software

Software for Butler Computers

Windows & Office for Windows

Software for use on Butler owned computers and paid for by the University.


Windows 10

Windows 10 is the current Butler standard operating system for PC desktop and laptops. If your computer is still running Windows 7 and you would like to request an upgrade, please contact the Help Desk.

For information on purchasing a Windows 7 upgrade for your personal (home) computer, visit our Work at Home page.

Windows 7 Enterprise

As of Fall 2016, Butler is slowly migrating Windows computers from Windows 7 to Windows 10. If you receive a new computer or your computer is reimaged by IT, it will come with Windows 10.  If you are running software which is not compatible with Windows 10, please contact the Help Desk.

Internet Explorer 11 (Butler Standard)

Internet Explorer 11 provides many features that can help improve ease of use, security, and productivity. Internet Explorer 11 is now available on all Butler owned Windows 10 computers.

Office 2016 (Butler Standard)

Need help getting started with the Office 2016 suite? Check out the following links for assistance, or contact the Help Desk.

Additional Resources

If you wish to purchase Office 2016 for a personal computer, please visit our Home Use software page.

Mac & Office for Mac

macOS 10.12 Sierra (Butler Standard)

Information Technology is currently deploying macOS 10.12 "Sierra" with new faculty/staff Macs on campus. All Butler Mac computer labs are currently running Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan with plans to update all labs to macOS 10.12 in Fall 2017. IT will be identifying and offering eligible users running OS X 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10 the opportunity to upgrade to macOS 10.12 Sierra. If you would like to request an upgrade, please contact the Help Desk.

  • macOS Website - Visit Apple's macOS website to read about the current version of macOS and the features that it offers.
  • Get to know your new Mac - Apple also offers a wealth of training videos to ease your transition to OS X.

Office 2016 for Mac (Butler standard)

Office 2016 is the latest version of Microsoft Office for Mac. Office 2016 offers many new features that can help improve ease of use and productivity. Office 2016 is an available upgrade for all Office 2011 users whose systems are running Mac OS X 10.10 (or newer). To upgrade, please contact the IT Help Desk.

If you wish to purchase Office 2016 for a personal computer, please visit our Home Use software page.

Known Office 2016 Issues at Butler
  • Outlook
    • The first time you launch Outlook you will be prompted to enter your Butler password so Outlook can connect to your BUmail mailbox. You will most likely also see the following message: "Outlook was redirected to the server to get new settings for your account. Do you want to allow this server to configure your settings?"
    • Any time you see this message Check Always use my response for this server and then click Allow.
    • How to set up the Butler Directory so you can search: Go to Tools > Accounts > Select the BUmail Account > Click the Advanced Button > Under Directory Service, Server: enter only > Click OK > Close the Accounts Window > Click the Contact Search Button > Select BUmail Directory from the "In" dropdown box to search the Butler directory.

Software for Butler Tablets (iPad, Android, etc.)

Because most apps available for tablets cost less than $20, and because most tablets are configured to use a personal app store account, IT and Purchasing will not purchase these apps. Instead, faculty and staff should use the process below to purchase apps.

  1. Get approval from your supervisor or budget manager to purchase any apps.
  2. Make the purchase on your personal account (KEEP THE RECEIPT).
  3. Seek reimbursement. Apps will only be reimbursed if there is a business justification.
    1. If the app or apps have a sum of less than $100, use the Petty Cash program.
    2. If the purchase is greater than $100, use the Expense Reimbursement program.

If you have questions about reimbursement, contact the Business Office at 940-9779 or

Standard Software of Faculty and Staff Computers

Mac Standard Software

  • macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • Microsoft Office 2016
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Outlook
  • Safari
    • Flash Player
    • Silverlight Player
    • Shockwave Player
  • iLife
  • Adobe Reader
  • Java Runtime Environment
  • Quicktime and iTunes
  • Cisco AMP

Windows Standard Software

  • Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office 2016
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
    • OneNote
    • Access
  • Internet Explorer
    • Flash player
    • Silverlight player
    • Shockwave player
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Java Runtime Environment
  • QuickTime
  • Cisco AMP

Other Software Options: No Charge to Add to Your Butler Computer

  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • CambridgeSoft ChemDraw Std (Requires Self-registration)
  • iLife *
  • SciFinder *
  • SPSS

*Mac only

**PC only 

To have any of this software installed on your Butler computer, please contact the Help Desk. Be sure to include your name and the computer ID# of the device you wish the software to be installed on.

Other Software Options: License Purchasing Needed

  • Adobe Creative Cloud - $120 (Requires 2 GB of Memory. Please confirm your system requirements with IT before ordering)
  • Microsoft Project - $66 **
  • Microsoft Visio Professional - $61 **
  • SPSS - $120 (Now available at no cost upon request)
  • Mathematica 

** PC Only


Prices listed are estimates.  Exact pricing can be acquired through the purchasing department at extension 9000. To purchase software that is not listed, contact Purchasing.

To purchase Adobe Creative Cloud, please contact the Help Desk and include the Butler account number to be charged and the computer ID# that the software should be installed on. A journal voucher will be created for funds transfer and an IT service request will be created for software installation.