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Standard Configuration

The 2017-2018 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 2017-2018, the following operating system and software applications have been deployed on new desktops and notebooks.

Microsoft Windows 10 Education

Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. Apps for Office 365 and other web based applications are currently not available using your Bentley e-mail address.


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 2016

Office 2016 is designed to help you create and organize faster with time-saving features, a new modern look, and built-in collaboration tools

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is the default browser in Windows 10

Chrome and Firefox

Chrome and Firefox have been added as additional browsers

Internet Explorer 11

Available for business applications built specifically for older web technologies, which require Internet Explorer 11

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.