Hardware and Software

The software and hardware supported by the Help Desk and Library, Information, and Technology Services is carefully assessed, constantly evaluated, and chosen to meet the recommendations and needs of the user community. Also taken into consideration are each product's features, compatibility, price, reliability, upgrade path and vendor support.

You may choose to purchase other than supported products, but the Help Desk and LITS cannot guarantee assistance or support. It is best to consult with Community Technical Support (CTS) or Research and Instructional Support (RIS) prior to equipment or software purchases. Please call X-2600 and we will arrange for our purchasing and inventory specialist to meet or speak with you.

Discounted Software purchasing for personal use:

  • MHC students have free access to Office 365 for education.  Students can setup Office 365, a cloud based Microsoft Office Suite for education which includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Support for Office 365 is provided by Microsoft or in person at the LITS Tech Help Desk.  The LITS Tech Help Desk does not support Microsoft One Drive -- of course we are a Google campus and support the use of Google Drive.

  • Current MHC students can purchase software via the MHC Software Hub

  • Microsoft Office Home Use for MHC Faculty & Staff. See Microsoft Home Use Program webpage for download details. You will need a campus code, please email or call the LITS Helpdesk, x2600.