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Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus

Students are able to install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for access to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other desktop applications.

VMware Horizon View

The VMware Horizon View Client allows you to connect to a VMware View virtual desktop.

SafeConnect-compatible Antivirus

In order to be compliant with SafeConnect and EIUWifi, a compatible antivirus must be installed, running, and up to date. Some suggested free options include:


Eastern Illinois University employees are provided with licensed software to assist and enable their work. These software titles are available for EIU computers and employee personal computers for work-related purposes.

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iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Additional software

The following software is free and recommended to students and employees. Most Eastern computers will already have this software or equivalent installed. The installation files are hosted on external websites which EIU cannot control and is not responsible.