Apple provides its OSX upgrades free through the Mac App Store for all Macs, whether owned by the University of Montana or personally-owned. iWork upgrades are also provided free by Apple to Macs running OSX Yosemite. It includes three pieces of office software that are compatible with their Microsoft counterparts: Pages (word processing software much like Word), Numbers (spreadsheet software much like Excel), and Keynote (presentation software much like PowerPoint).
How to request
IT works with various unit-based IT administrators to facilitate the distribution of Apple software to the computers within these departments. Contact your department's IT administrator to find out what your unit is doing. If you do not have a departmental IT administrator, contact IT Central in Social Science 120, 243-HELP (x4357), or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apple software is obtained directly through a Mac computer via the Mac App Store as the means of distributing the software. There are many titles available in the Mac App Store and some of those titles that may be used in a lab are available through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP). These are purchased online through UM's Apple Store for Education as multiple content codes, which are then redeemed via the App Store on each computer a license was purchased for.
Official UM departments.
IT Central Help Desk at 243-4357 or visit Social Sciences 120, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Technology Support Services