Tips & Tricks

Get Discounted Microsoft Software from BU

August 1st, 2012 in Tips.

BU licenses a broad range of software through a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, offering eligible employees access to Microsoft Windows and the Office suites for BU-owned PCs and Macs; and providing students with access to purchase software at significantly reduced cost. Learn more at

Re-Enable Java Plugin in Firefox 11 to Resolve UIS/HOD Issue

April 9th, 2012 in News, Tips.

Firefox 11 is disabling Java plugin versions that are below version 1.6 Update 31 or between 1.7.0 and 1.7.2 for Windows computers only. This affects the use of Host On-Demand (HOD), including UIS, due to its Java requirements. A resolution has been found for this issue as of April 9, 2012.

Instructions to re-enable the Java plugin are available here. Only someone with administrative rights can perform this task. Mac OS X computers are not currently affected by this Firefox update.

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Do you have an iPhone? Get the BU Mobile app!

January 26th, 2012 in Tips.

Do you have an iPhone? Get the BU Mobile app! A suite of apps for the iPhone including mobile versions of BU Today, the University’s calendar, maps, directory and course descriptions

Free McAfee Antivirus Software for BU

January 25th, 2012 in Tips.

Did you know that BU provides McAfee’s virus protection software free of charge for anyone with a BU account?