This is a reference guide for obtaining commercial software for use at work at Mass General Brigham. Did you know there are many additional applications and software programs offered for free? Please visit the A-Z Apps section of the website for a list of programs available both for free and for charge.

Microsoft Office Products

The Office 2016 upgrade for Macintosh, non-standard PC or personally-owned computers used for business is available for self-installation.

See: HOWTO: Install and Activate Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise (Microsoft Office) for the most up-to-date information

Mass General Brigham Standard Workstations

  • Microsoft 365 Apps are preinstalled on Mass General Brigham computers. Please contact the IS Service Desk if they are not installed on a standard workstation.

Non-Standard Windows Devices 

  • From your browser, go to the Microsoft 365 portal at https://portal.office.com. Click Install Office, then Microsoft 365 apps from the drop-down menu. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  • These are PC's without the Mass General Brigham screensaver. To learn more about what is considered a "standard vs. "non-standard" computer at Mass General Brigham, please read this Knowledge Base article.

Macintosh Devices

Academic Software

The Research Computing Core resells software licenses to researchers at academic or bulk pricing.

Adobe Software

Purchase software through Mass General Brigham's vendor, Insight.

Purchase Adobe products through Mass General Brigham's software vendor, Insight:

  • Contact partners@insight.com, (888) 213-8430, to request the software title quote. ​
    • Researchers must specifically request Educational pricing and verify proof of eligibility. Eligibility is expedited if a school email address, for example, one that includes harvard.edu, is used. Please see the KnowledgeBase article, Education Discounts on Software Purchases through Insight, for additional details regarding eligibility. 
  • Once you get the quote .pdf, place the order in eBuy and attach the quote .pdf.
    • Insight Vendor ID is 0000365687
  • NOTE: To ensure that the accounts are setup in the proper end user name, provide the full name and email address for each account to Insight and also in the note field in eBuy.
  • This email address will become the user's Adobe ID.
  • If you are looking for help after the initial purchase, see the KnowledgeBase article, How Do I Activate and Renew Adobe Cloud Subscriptions? 
Mac & Linux Downloads

Downloads for frequently used plugins available for Mac & Linux devices to work with Mass General Brigham applications.

This section contains downloads for frequently used plugins available for Mac & Linux devices to work with Mass General Brigham  applications. Mac users can find these downloads and more in Self Service, the Mass General Brigham app store that provides Enterprise software, hotfixes and resources. Learn more about Self Service by visiting Macintosh Systems in the IT Services section of this website.

Cisco Anyconnect Client Mac Version 4.7.00136  (Supports 10.12, 10.13, 10.14) No Java Needed

Cisco Anyconnect Client Linux Version 4.7.00136 (Red Hat/CentOS 6, 7 64 bit & Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) , 16.04 (LTS), and 18.04 (LTS) (64-bit only) , Oracle Java required, Java 5 (1.5) or later.)

Cisco Anyconnect Client Mac Version 4.6.03049  (Supports 10.11, 10.12, 10.13, 10.14) No Java Needed

Cisco Anyconnect Client Linux Version 4.6.03049 (Red Hat/CentOS 6, 7 64 bit & Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) , 16.04 (LTS), and 18.04 (LTS) (64-bit only) , Oracle Java required, Java 5 (1.5) or later.)

Citrix Receiver for MacOS (10.9, 10.10, 10,11, 10.12) 

Microsoft Remote Desktop Software (Supports 10.12+)

 

All other Software

When no discount is available through the institution or the Core, orders may be placed through Insight or directly from the vendor.

When no is discount available through the institution or the Core, orders can be placed through Insight or directly from the vendor. Once you get the quote, place the order in eBuy

Examples include:

  • Adobe Acrobat Document Cloud
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • VMWare
  • Parallels

Please note that this list is not exhaustive, please check with Insight for quotes on other titles. 

How to purchase software through Mass General Brigham​'s software vendor, Insight:

  1. Contact partners@insight.com, (888) 213-8430, to request the software title quote. 
    • Researchers must specifically request Educational pricing and verify proof of eligibility. Eligibility is expedited if a school email address, for example, one that includes harvard.edu, is used. Please see the KnowledgeBase article, Education Discounts on Software Purchases through Insight, for additional details regarding eligibility. 
  2. Once you get the quote .pdf, place the order in eBuy and attach the quote .pdf.
  3. NOTE: To ensure that the accounts are setup in the proper end user name, provide the full name and email address for each account to Insight and also in the note field in eBuy.

Additional information regarding using Electronic Signatures (compliance, security, purchasing options & FAQs) can be found in this KnowledgeBase Article: http://rc.partners.org/kbase?cat_id=0&art_id=505