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Pitt Software Update Service for Students

The Pitt Software Update Service automatically provides critical updates and service packs for a wide range of Microsoft operating systems, Microsoft Office products, and Microsoft server products. You no longer need to check for updates that are released each time Microsoft announces a new security vulnerability. Updates are also retrieved locally from the University's network, which means critical security updates are installed on your computer quickly and reliably.

Why is it so important to install the latest Microsoft security updates and service packs? If you have not installed Microsoft's latest security updates, your computer or server is more likely to be infected with viruses and malware. The Pitt Software Update Service installs both security updates (patches released on an as-needed basis to address a single security problem) and service packs (comprehensive, planned updates that correct multiple problems).

Microsoft products updated by the Pitt Software Update service

The Pitt Software Update Service provides updates for the following Microsoft products:

Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 family
  • Windows Vista family
  • Windows XP family
  • Windows XP x64 Edition
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
  • Windows Server 2003 family

Office Products

  • Office 2010
  • Office 2007
  • Office 2003

Server Products

  • Exchange Server 2010
  • Exchange Server 2007
  • Exchange Server 2003
  • SQL Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2005
  • SQL Server 2000
  • Sharepoint

Pitt Software Update Service Product List

Product Operating Systems Cost

Annual Renewal Date

Available for use in the Student Computing Labs

Pitt Software Update Service


No Cost

Does not expire


Download the Pitt Software Update Service through the Software Download Service via My Pitt (my.pitt.edu) (log in required).

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