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"It's not magic, it's UBIT!" - the UBIT Fairy, browsing our software titles on her smartphone.

By Daniel Heuskin

Published December 1, 2017

The best things in life are free. UBIT offers students, faculty, and staff Microsoft Office and much more software as a free download through UBIT's website.

Daniel Heuskin

Daniel Heuskin (UB Student, Class of 2017) is originally from Long Island, NY. He is studying English at UB with aspirations to become a teacher or writer. In his free time, he enjoys playing bass guitar, doing nature photography, writing songs and reading.

Before you check out our Software pages, here are some of the latest software versions available. 


UBbox is free, unlimited and secure cloud storage and sharing for UB faculty, staff and students. Access it from your Web browser at, or download Box Drive for Windows or Mac to access and share your files from your desktop.

UBbox has advanced features for collaborating and sharing with anyone--they don't even need to be at UB or have a Box account.

You can leave comments, delegate tasks and give access permissions on each of your files in the storage. You can also edit hundreds of document types, including Google Docs and Microsoft Office documents, directly from UBbox. Graduating UB students can also opt in to keep 50 GB of storage for free, forever!

Symantec Endpoint 12.1.7266

Symantec Endpoint Protection anti-virus and firewall was updated during 2017 for added support and usability, making one of the highest-rated anti-virus software titles even better. Download it for free from the UBIT website and install it on all your devices.

Maple 2017

Maple is powerful math software with a highly accessible interface, making it easy to analyze and solve advanced math problems. The 2017 version introduces plenty of useful new features.

With Plot Builder, you're able to create more complex plots with the software. Other features examine geographical information where upi can browse through maps, allowing for data on locations in the United States and around the world. For engineers and engineering students, you can complete a number of tasks in the field through the Maple Portal for Engineers.

Matlab R2017b

Matlab is an advanced programming language and coding environment with a vast reservoir of toolboxes, documentation and support. Matlab R2017b includes many new features, like the App Designer, a visualized method of creating applications without getting into the nitty gritty. There's also various language, programming, data analysis and graphic updates which have all sped up and improved the software.

Mathematica 11.1.1

Mathematica, an advanced computer algebra software, integrates a number of computations, graphics and programming language documention into one. An evolutionary leap beyond graphing calculators, Mathematica 11.1.1 offers features that go beyond other computing softwares like Maple. The software is available for both Windows and Mac users alike, as well.

The new version offers vastly improved features in machine learning, geographical computation, 3D printing and much more. For a detailed summary of Mathematica’s latest functionality, check out the company’s website.

Cisco AnyConnect

Want to connect to services like My Virtual Computing Lab while off-campus? Cisco AnyConnect is the software for you. AnyConnect's VPN (Virtual Private Network) lets you connect to UB’s networks from anywhere, not just on UB's campuses. The software's new version for Mac works with OS 10.13 Sierra while on Windows, the service works for 10, 8.1, 8 and 7.

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