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Check Out Our Software Center!

If you have a school owned computer, the UMass IT Software Center makes it easy to access the applications you need. You will find the latest version of Microsoft Office, PulseSecure VPN, alternative web browsers and more. See below for details on how to access the Software Center, or use the Quick access buttons in the right sidebar.  Don't see the software you need?  Check the FAQ below for instructions on how to obtain additional software.

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Working on a Personal Device?

If you have a personal computer, not owned by the school, Kivuto Solutions' OnTheHub Network provides access to a free copy of Microsoft Windows, as well as a copy of Microsoft Office for Windows or Mac. Other applications are also available at a discount. Click the icon to the left and login to gain access. 

Looking for Research Software?

UMMS IT has made arangements for discounted site licenses to popular research programs such as SPSS, SAS, STATA, MacVector, and MatLab. Click on the icon to the left to learn more, or contact the Help Desk to verify eligibility, place an order, and arrange installation.


Accessing the Software Center

The Software Center is your hub to download and install the latest applications and updates. It is installed on your UMMS Mac or Windows PC! To access the Software Center, click on the Software Center Quick Access buttons on the right, or see below.  

The Software Center will present you will all the products you are eligible to install. It's like your own personal work App Store! Be sure to check back often, new software products are always being added and old software products are being updated.

If you cannot access the Software Center, you will need to have the Software Center installed on your computer.  Easy instructions are in the FAQ below. 


How do I access Software Center on macOS?

To access the Software Center on macOS, look for the Self Service icon in your Dock, or your application folder.

A screenshot of the Self Service icon in the Dock:

A screenshot of the macOS Software Center:

How do I access the Software Center on Windows?

There are two easy ways to access the Software Center from a Windows PC. First is through the Start Menu. Simply click on the Start Menu and start typing "Software Center". Second is through the Help Desk Tray Utility (IT Help Desk Tray Utility Icon). Click on the Yellow IT icon in the system tray, the area next to clock in the bottom right corner. You may need to click the small arrow in the system tray to view all the icons. From there, look for the blue Software Center entry in the pop up menu.

 Two screenshots of how to launch the Windows Software Center:

A screenshot of the Windows Software Center:

My computer does not have the Software Center, how can I get it?

The Software Center is only available on UMMS-owned computers, generally those with an asset tag. Personal and Student computers are not eligible. 

Windows Computers - Enroll by contacting the Help Desk

macOS Computers - Self-enroll by clicking here and following the prompts to complete your enrollment.  Software Center (Self Service by Jamf) will be installed during the enrollment process. To learn more, click here.

Where can I find Adobe products?

If Adobe products are not showing in the Software Center, its possible you are not licensed. UMMS IT does not provide Adobe licenses. Adobe licenses are sold per user and per year as part of a subscription model. Each user can install Adobe on up to two devices they personally use, for example their work desktop and work laptop. Adobe licenses can be purchased through SHI. Our SHI representatives, Team Westsled, can be reached at or 888-744-4084.

  • Windows: After purchasing a license, you will receive an invitation by email to register an Adobe account. Creating an Adobe account is required. After this process, you will be able to see and install Adobe products in the Software Center.
  • Mac:  After purchasing a license, you will receive an invitation by email to register an Adobe account. Creating an Adobe account is required. After this process, you can download the Creative Cloud installer directly from the Adobe website.

Please contact SHI for the latest quote, but as of March 2018, our negotiated, discounted pricing is:

Adobe Creative Cloud - 1 User 1 Year Subscription - $245

  • Access to all desktop apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat Pro DC

Adobe Acrobat Pro DC - 1 User 1 Year Subsctiption - $104

  • Access to the PDF editing software Acrobat Pro DC only

Note: Your yearly Adobe subscription quote from SHI will be a prorated amount from the date of purchase until July, when our coverage term resets.

Where can I find other software, I don't see what I need.

If you cant find the software you need in the Software Center, please contact one of of our preferred vendors below to make the appropriate purchase.

Vendor Software Type Contact Info
SHI Logo

Adobe, Microsoft 
& All Other Products

Team Westsled

 Connection Logo All non-Microsoft
and Adobe Products
Eric Norwalt
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