As a Pitt student you have access to numerous software resources.

Office 365

Students, faculty and staff can downoad and install Microsoft Office on up to 5 concurrent devices. To access, login to > go to Office 365 > Click the Install Office button

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

Students can access and download the Windows 10 operating system, Visio, Project, Visual Studio and other Microsoft applications

Additional details for installing software from Azure Dev Tools for Teaching can be viewed for both faculty and students.

Software Center

Software such as the Pulse VPN, and other specialty software can be downloaded at:


Students have access to one (1) copy of Parallels, a software that allows Mac users to run a virtual Windows 10 desktop on their machine. Detailed instructions on how to install Parallels can be found here.


Create professional looking presentations for your classes fast using think-cell

Do you use PowerPoint to present in your classes? If so, think-cell – used by most consulting firms – might save you a significant amount of working time and enable you to create professional looking presentations for your coursework. Knowing think-cell could be a valuable skill as you enter the workplace since many employers, including top consulting firms and investment banks, use the software.

think-cell is free to University of Pittsburgh students, faculty, and staff. It takes just minutes to learn watching the short video tutorials available for each chart type. See below for helpful training resources and instructions on how to download think-cell.

Why should you consider using think-cell?

  • Creating your charts takes 70% less time
    Create 40+ chart types, including waterfall, Gantt, and Mekko charts in just 2-3 minutes
  • 90% less time when making alterations
    Automate changes to your charts with think-cell
  • Gain professional skills
    Become proficient with the charting software used by top consulting and investment firms
  • Better results
    Improve your class presentations and impress your audience

Learn More

To find personalized think-cell help, a searchable user manual, and targeted video tutorials, visit

  • Watch this think-cell overview video 
  • Watch this 3 minute video to learn how to create your first chart
  • See all of think-cell’s 40+ chart types and features here
  • Learn how to link an Excel file to your think-cell Power Point chart and automate data updates here

Download Software

Go to to download the software. think-cell is available for both PC and Mac.

Request License

Complete this form on the link below to obtain a license for think-cell.  You will need the license key during installation.

Think Cell Software License Request