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An abbreviated nickname for Apple's Macintosh brand computers.


An operating system of Apple's Macintosh.  The last version is Mojave (Liberty) (10.14) as of September 24, 2018. 


An Apple desktop operating system. The latest version is macOS Mojave (version 10.14).


MATLAB is a border-line programming language, often categorized as a productivity software due to its proprietary nature.  Used by engineers and scientists, MATLAB is designed to analyze mass amounts of data, and solve systems of equations that would be difficult to do by hand.  For more information on MATLAB, visit MathWorks website, found here.

Microsoft 365

Microsoft has recently renamed Office 365 and the entire Microsoft product line, to Microsoft 365, M365 for short. All KB articles previously named Office 365 are now Microsoft 365. 

Microsoft Access

Database computer program created by Microsoft used to organize and use information for home or business. A part of the Microsoft Office 365 Suite available to UWM students, faculty and staff. 

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is a web browser developed by Microsoft. It is the default web browser for Windows 10 devices.

Microsoft PowerBI

Power BI is a business analytics service by Microsoft. It aims to provide interactive visualizations and business intelligence capabilities with an interface simple enough for end users to create their own reports and dashboards. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students and staff can receive a free license of this software, by requesting it via The UWM help desk provides minimal support for this application.


MiFis or MiFi dongles are compact, wireless devices that enable multiple users to share a single mobile broadband connection while they are on the go. MiFis work by creating a localised signal, similar to the wireless routers used by home broadband providers. For this reason, some people refer to the technology that MiFis use as wireless mobile broadband. As with mobile broadband dongles, MiFis are are offered on monthly or yearly contracts, or pay-as-you-go deals.

NOTE:  UWM IT does not have any Mifis available for use by the campus community.