ASU students can download and install Office 365 on their computers. Please see link below for more information.
Non-Macintosh software inside Citrix
If you need to use a Macintosh computer, you can do everything a PC can do, but you will have to use Citrix for accessing software which was developed only for the Windows platform. Or, Macintosh equivalents do not perform equally to their Windows counterparts.
Example 1: In Microsoft Excel, formulas and macros created on Windows computers either won’t work on the Macintosh, or they will yield inaccurate results on the Macintosh.
Example 2: There is an add-in to Excel called “Decision Tools Suite” by a company named Palisade. Only a Windows version of this add-in exists, Palisade does not make a Macintosh version. This software often comes bundled with a select number of textbooks, it can be downloaded and installed on local Windows computers.
As a solution, W. P. Carey provides a virtual Windows desktop environment called Citrix. From an internet browser like Safari, Firefox, or Chrome, users can log into the Citrix Windows desktop and have access to a full Windows 7 desktop environment running virtually on their Macintosh computer. Software such as Palisade Decision Tools Suite will be available to them from the Start Menu.
To use Citrix on the Macintosh, you need to do two things:
1. Install the Citrix Receiver client (you only need to do this one time)
2. Log into the Citrix website (you need to do this every time you want to use Citrix)
Graduate students can print directly from their Macintosh computers in McCord Hall using the Papercut printing system. The Papercut print queue will need to be set up and configured on the Macintosh computer, click on the link below to learn how to connect a Macintosh computer to the Papercut print queue.
Blackboard and Canvas
Blackboard and Canvas are accessible, and fully supported, with the Chrome, Firefox, and Safari web browsers on Macintosh. Additional required applications including Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash, and the DRM Plugin for study material (File-Open) are also supported.