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Faculty, staff and grad assistants who utilize a Canisius-owned Macintosh can now upgrade to El Capitan and similarly install Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac. Both items are featured in the homepage of Self Service, which can be found on one’s dock or application folder. If Self Service has not been installed, please contact Greg Rusch by email at

Notes to consider when installing El Capitan

 El Capitan can be installed through either Self Service or the App Store. It is highly recommended that users save all necessary files to an external disk or one of the many cloud storage options such as Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. prior to upgrading any operating system.

 Minimum System Requirements

  • At least 8GB of RAM
  • An operating system of at least 10.6.8
  • RAM and operating system can be found by reviewing “About this Mac” from the Apple Menu
  • If your machine fails to meet the minimum system requirements, contact Greg Rusch

To receive the latest version of Microsoft Office for Macintosh, visit Self Service. The “one-click” installer is located on the homepage.

Submitted by: Greg Rusch, computer support technician, ITS