Software Standards - Windows

The FSU Computer Standards Committee is recommending that the following software packages be recognized as the standard software load supported for faculty and staff personal computers on campus:

  1. Windows 7 Operating System (SP1 Professional)
  2. Outlook 2013 (Office 365)
  3. Internet Explorer 11
  4. Mozilla Firefox 25
  5. Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.x
  6. Microsoft Office 2013 Suite
  7. Microsoft Visio 2013
  8. Microsoft Project 2013
  9. Adobe Acrobat Professional XI
  10. Snagit 12
  11. Flash plug-in
  12. Java 1.70 update 71
  13. Kace Client

In a student computer open lab, we recommend the same software be installed on the machine with the following exceptions:

  • Outlook 2013 will not be loaded on the machines for e-mail
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader XI will be installed in place of Acrobat Professional XI unless licenses have been purchased for the lab computers


Departments that have additional software requirements or have programmatic requirements should contact the Technology Assistance Center.

Student personal computer software recommendations are available here.

Below is a current listing of Java and browser versions compatible with FSU web-based applications:

Windows OS Computer Java and Internet Browser Compatibility
System Java 1.70 update 71 IE10 IE11 FireFox 25.x Chrome 25
Banner INB Works Works Works Works Works
FerrisConnect Blackboard 9.1 Works Works Works Works Works
Kronos 7.0
Works Works Works Works Works
Millenium 2013 Works Works Works Does not work Does not work
Mac OS Computer Java, Flash, Internet Browser, and Silverlight Compatibility
System Java 7 update 51 Flash 11.6 Safari 7 Firefox
Silverlight 5.1
Mac OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks)
Works Works Works Works Works
Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
Works Works Works Works Works

Note: Kronos is not supported on a Mac

Click here for information on how to disable Java updates.

Table last updated Feb 2015

Revised:  May 6, 2015

Previous revision date: December 10, 2014