Software on your desktop

Work Resources

Work resources are applications executed remotely on terminal servers, i.e. they run without installing on your machine. They can be accessed from any office machine. Some of the available applications are: Acrobat DC, Office 2016, etc. You can launched from a browser or from your desktop. Point your browser to From your desktop , […]

Software Center

The Software Center is an inventory of applications that users can install by themselves. To launch it, type ‘Software Center’ in the Windows search box. Some of these, for example and Antidote may not appear on your list if you have not been granted a license yet. Contact the helpdesk.


Standard machines come with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office (Pro) 2013. More software, mostly open source, is available in the Sandbox (shortcut on the desktop) : VLC, Gimp, OpenOffice, etc. There are also applications for Accessibility executed remotely from a terminal server (shortcut on the destkop in labs). You can find more software to install […]


The icon below on your desktop points to a network folder (/software/sandbox) which contains various applications that you can run without needing to install on your computer: These applications may be copied to your local drive, or USB key for offline use. Launch menu Because some packages may include more than one application, a menu […]

Read & Write Installation Guide

For full installation instructions, please login to the MyDawson portal. In the “My Services” menu on the left, select: Student Services > Read & Write All Dawson students and staff can go to to download the software. To log in,  use a Dawson email account and network password to sign into the program by […]