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Standard Configuration

The 2015-2016 Standard Computer Configuration

A computer configuration is the combination of a computer's operating system and software applications. At Bentley, the configuration currently being deployed is referred to as the "Bentley Standard Computer Configuration."  For the academic year 2015-2016, the following operating system and software applications have been deployed on new desktops and notebooks.

Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise SP1

Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise is the current operating system for faculty, staff and students. Windows 7 offers numerous features including a robust search, ability to snap windows into place, and capture screen shots quickly using the snipping tool. Windows 7 Quick Reference.


Sophos, our anti-virus security suite, works to protect your computer against viruses by detecting and disabling them before they can cause damage. In addition to viruses, Sophos protects against worms, adware and much more!

Microsoft Office 2013 Enterprise SP1

Microsoft Office includes:

Internet Explorer 11

IE11 includes a number of new features that can be used to enhance your online experience, search suggestions and much more!

Foxit Enterprise PDF Reader

Foxit has replaced Adobe Reader to better secure the desktop from the vulnerabilities within Adobe Reader. Adobe Reader can be downloaded and installed on an individual basis, if needed.

MyBackup - faculty and staff only

MyBackup is an application that automatically backs up important documents to a network server. To learn more about MyBackup please contact the Computing Services Desk.

Falcon Print Drivers - student only

Bentley students can print from anywhere on campus using the Falcon Print or Falcon Color Print drivers installed on Bentley supported computers. Learn more.