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Columbia University and the Medical Center have purchased a number of site licenses for software programs, allowing them to
be used on faculty and staff computers for free. We've consolidated a list of available software with links to their
download and installation instructions. Non post-doctoral students should see our list of Computer and Software Discounts for Students for information on free and discounted software.
IMPORTANT: some programs and versions listed below or on the Columbia University Software and Downloads page are not part of the CUMC IT supported Standard Software package, but are listed as a courtesy only.
Please note that:
- Most programs have versions for both Windows and Macintosh based computers, be sure to read any documentation provided
- If you are prompted to login after selecting a link, use your UNI
Site Licensed Software:
- Microsoft Office - 2016 and 2013 for Windows or 2016 for Mac are recommended for use with CUMC resources. You must verify compatibility with your computer before installing. See different download links for students vs faculty and staff:
- Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)
SEP Version 14 is the latest version for Windows and Macintosh. It provides both antivirus and antispyware functions. Older versions may also be available via the link above.
NOTE: You must uninstall any other existing antivirus programs on your computer prior to installing Symantec/Norton in order to avoid possible conflicts, please read the installation instructions linked on the web site carefully.
This security program for Windows and Macintosh computers runs in the background and can track your computer by its attempts to go online if you report it lost or stolen.
NOTE: Since network connectivity is required for PhoneHome to work, it is not recommended for computers that have pre-boot authentication encryption enabled. Pre-boot authentication blocks the computer from loading the operating system (including networking capabilities) if the appropriate credentials are not given.
This program can be used to securely
connect to network drives and other resources from off site.
A Telnet program pre-configured to allow PC users to connect to your CUNIX account (space on the Columbia servers).
A secure file transfer program for Windows computers.
A secure file transfer program for Macintosh computers.
- Winzip Pro
Software for Windows and Macintosh that can encrypt, compress and decompress files in .zip format.
Statistical Software: These programs must be purchased but are offered at a discount through Columbia. Please select the appropriate link for further information.
- SAS or SPSS - CUMC faculty, staff and students who need licenses, renewals and installation files can obtain them through the CUMC IT Service Desk.
- Mathematica, Matlab and STATA may be available via CUIT (Columbia University IT).
- Aperio ePathViewer for iPhone or iPad
View eSlide images on your iPhone or iPad; to download visit www.aperio.com, or search the App Store for "Aperio" or "ePathviewer". The download now contains an in-application purchase to access viewing additional eSlides through custom URLs such as the Physicians and Surgeons Histology and Pathology slides.
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Last updated 6/06/2018