Software Availability

Please check the sections below to identify software available, free of charge, through department or campus wide license agreements. When purchasing software that is not available through department/campus-wise licenses, "... it is important the software is reviewed before the purchase to ensure it meets University standards and follows Federal and State Guidelines for security and accessibility". To initiate a review process please fill out this IT purchase Compliance Form (put Carlos Benavente as the NCSU technical contact).

Also, per campus Software Licensing Management policies, before downloading or installing software that has a clickwrap agreement on any university machine, users should 1st verify that the clickwrap agreement has been reviewed. To check what agreements were reviewed/pending and/or to submit a request for a clickwrap agreement review, please visit OIT's Clickwrap Web site.

Please e-mail any questions about software or licensing to the IT Staff at csc_help@ncsu.edu.

ADOBE

Adobe Acrobat Professional and Creative Cloud

Adobe Acrobat Professional is included in the Adobe Creative Cloud suite which is site license (for full-time faculty & staff). It is available at the campus Adobe Creative Cloud Web site. For centrally managed machines such as lab spaces, CSC IT handles those installs on a per device license basis.

All other Adobe Products not covered by the creative cloud site license, must be paid for per user via the campus bookstore or http://www.ciacentral.com/ncadobe/interact3.htm

Adobe Acrobat Alternatives:
Adobe Acrobat is used to create, edit, and merge PDF files. People often do not need all of this functionality.

ANTIVIRUS/SPYWARE/MALWARE

Check out the OIT antivirus page.

APPLE
MICROSOFT (Volume License)

Several MS products (including latest versions) can be installed on department-owned equipment; such as MS Office, Visio, Visual Studio, Windows OS for Desktop and Server and more. Please contact us at csc_help@ncsu.edu for any inquiries.

Microsoft Office 365:
Faculty, Staff and Students are now eligible to participate in Microsoft's Office 365 program for NCSU. This program enables you to get a free copy of Microsoft Office software to install and use on up to 5 personally-owned computers or tablets (any mixture of Mac, Windows, Android, or iOS) without restricting it to work-only purposes. You are eligible to use Office 365 software as long as you are an employee or student at NCSU. See OIT's Office 365 page for more information.

Microsoft Products (Imagine):
Almost all other Microsoft products can be downloaded from Microsoft Imagine. Software from Imagine can be installed on ANY computer, regardless of who owns it. Please see www.csc.ncsu.edu/imagine for requirements on eligibility to access Imagine.

VMWARE ACADEMIC PROGRAM (VMAP)
This program allows CSC faculty and students download full-version VMware licenses, free of charge, as long as they are used for teaching or research. VMare Logo Visit our VMware Academic Program page for more information.


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