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Find what IT resources, support and help are available to MIT students

MIT Cloud Accounts

IS&T manages MIT's enterprise agreements with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure. By obtaining and managing accounts for these cloud computing platforms through IS&T, MIT community members simplify their billing while gaining access to a higher level of technical support than is otherwise available to individual customers. The MIT Cloud Accounts portal provides community members with an easy way to request and manage AWS, GCP, and Azure accounts, while providing helpful reporting on billing and usage.

Self-Service Accessories

IS&T provides IT accessories for instructors to use in MIT classrooms, as well as ethernet cables for staff and students, through a set of self-service vending machines in several convenient locations on campus.

These machines also provide KF94 face masks to any MIT community member who accesses campus via Covid Pass. 

These supplies are provided at no charge. Tap your digital MIT ID on your phone or your MIT ID card to the machine’s reader and select the item you need.

Windows 11: Virtual Machine for Educational use

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This is a preconfigured Windows 11 virtual machine created by IS&T in Spring 2022 and is designed for use only by MIT faculty, staff, and students that need to access selected educational applications.

Note: Apple’s latest M1 processor restricts the running of virtual machines, e.g., running Windows via VMWare Fusion. If you have a machine that uses the M1 processor you will not be able to run a Virtual Machine and/or Windows 10 or 11.

Windows 11: Virtual Machine - Base Version

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Preconfigured Windows 11 virtual machine that contains Windows updates, MIT configuration (site certificate), security patches, and base software.

Note: Apple’s latest M1 processor restricts the running of virtual machines, e.g., running Windows via VMWare Fusion. If you have a machine that uses the M1 processor you will not be able to run a Virtual Machine and/or Windows 10 or 11.

Base software:

Laptop Recommendations for Students

IS&T is here to provide you with advice and support on IT issues during your time at the Institute. Below are minimum computer hardware configurations for incoming MIT students.

NOTE: These are general recommendations for MIT students. Incoming students should check with their academic departments and subjects of interest for additional or more specific hardware requirements.

If at any point you have questions or need help, contact the IS&T Service Desk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Windows 11 Enterprise

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Windows is the operating system designed and produced by Microsoft Corporation.

Note: Apple’s latest M1 processor restricts the running of virtual machines, e.g., running Windows via VMWare Fusion. If you have a machine that uses the M1 processor you will not be able to run a Virtual Machine and/or Windows 10 or 11.

How to Obtain

Licensing

Windows 11 Enterprise is available for use by MIT faculty, staff, and students.

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