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End of Support for Windows XP

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This means that Microsoft no longer provides security updates or technical support, and as a result, represents a significant security vulnerability. See Microsoft's Support for Window XP is Ending page for more information.

Employees with Windows XP laptops or desktops must migrate to Windows 7 (Enterprise or Ultimate edition) or Windows 8 (Pro or Enterprise edition) no later than April 8, 2014. The University has a site-wide license with Microsoft whereby employees can obtain the latest operating system at no cost for Stanford-owned devices.

Please contact your local IT support staff to discuss your options. You can also call the Stanford IT Service Desk at 650-725-4357 (5-HELP) for general advice and pointers to your local IT support staff.

Windows 8

Looking for information about Windows 8? Information about compatibility of commonly used applications and services at Stanford is available on the Windows 8 at Stanford page.

Recommended Software for All Stanford Computers
Stanford Desktop Tools 3.2
Release Date: 10/21/13
Learn more and then download Stanford Desktop Tools 3.2

Provides automatic software updates for site-licensed Stanford software.

Kerberos for Windows 3.2
Release Date: 12/14/07
Learn more and then download Kerberos for Windows 3.2

Provides authentication for various Stanford University Network (SUNet) services.

BigFix Client
Release Date: 6/19/14
Learn more and then download BigFix Client

Recommended software that helps ensure your Windows PC has the latest operating system security updates, which can protect you from worms and viruses.  The patching is automated, unlike manual patching, and supplements Windows built-in Automatic Updates.

BigFix can be used to participate in the Stanford Power Management Program to reduce your carbon footprint and save energy. See the Learn More page for details.

Sophos Anti-Virus 10.3
Release Date: 5/29/14
Learn more and then download Sophos Anti-Virus 10.2

Stanford site-licensed anti-malware software, providing protection from both viruses and adware/spyware.

Email Clients
Supported Email Programs Several email programs are supported by IT Services and widely used at Stanford. Please see Email Programs at Stanford for information on how to obtain and configure these clients.
File Transfer
SecureFX 7
Release Date: 7/1/14
Learn More First about SecureFX
Download SecureFX Now
Transfers files from one computer to another using a secure file transfer protocol called SFTP that encrypts both password and session data.

A version of SecureFX specifically for 64-bit Windows operating systems is available. Click here to download the 64-bit version of SecureFX 7.
Stanford OpenAFS for Windows AFS file mounting for Windows 7 and Windows 8

This program can be downloaded from the Stanford OpenAFS Client Software web site.
Microsoft Business Software
Office Professional Plus
Release Date: 7/10/14
Learn more and then download Office Professional Plus

Provides  Microsoft Office to Stanford faculty and staff on Stanford-owned computers. Includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, InfoPath, and Lync.

Students can get Microsoft Office for Windows or Office for Mac from the Software Licensing web store.

Project Professional
Release Date: 7/10/14
Learn more and then download Project Professional

Project management software for Stanford faculty and staff with full SUnet IDs on Stanford-owned computers.

Visio Professional
Release Date: 7/10/14
Learn more and then download Professional

Diagramming software for Stanford faculty and staff with full SUnet IDs on Stanford-owned computers.

 

Security
Critical Updates from Microsoft Microsoft provides updates regularly to keep your computer up-to-date and to protect your computer from known security vulnerabilities. IT Services recommends installing the critical updates. Other updates can be installed at your discretion.
Terminal Emulation
SecureCRT 7
Release Date: 7/1/14
Learn More First about SecureCRT
Download SecureCRT Now
Secure telnet application (uses SSH2)

A version of SecureCRT specifically for 64-bit Windows operating systems is available. Click here to download the 64-bit version of SecureCRT 7.
Utilities
Adobe Reader
Download Adobe Reader Now

Allows you to view and print PDF files. Download the latest version from Adobe.

Resources
Connections to SUNet

Information about connecting to the Stanford University network (SUNet) using wireless or Ethernet.

Windows 7 at Stanford

Information about using Windows 7 at Stanford

Windows 8 at Stanford

Information about using Windows 8 at Stanford

Windows: Permanently Deleting Files

Allows you to securely and permanently delete files using the Eraser tool.

Last modified July 10, 2014