Software

OSUware: Free Antivirus & Remote Access Software

OSU students, faculty, staff, and others with a valid ONID account may install the following Symantec and VPN software on all their personal computers. You may not install it on computers not owned by you (e.g. you may not download it onto your parents' or friends' computers).

If you experience difficulty downloading the above software, you may come to the OSUware Kiosk at the OSU Computer Helpdesk in the Valley Library and transfer software to a CD or USB flash drive on demand. Support for these products is provided by the OSU Computer Helpdesk.

Site License Software

Software that has been purchased for the Oregon State University 'site' can be installed on any Oregon State University workstation at no cost to the user or the department. Some of the following applications can also be installed on personal computers; please read the terms for each application for licensing details. Most packages can only be downloaded when connected to the campus network.

Per User / Per Workstation Software

The following software must be paid for at the time you install it. In most cases you will need to email the software contact for the package to obtain access to installation files.

Client Services - SoftStore Server

The Client Services - SoftStore Server (tss-softstore.tss.oregonstate.edu) is managed by Client Services and currently hosts some of the site-licensed software available to Oregon State University students, staff, and faculty. If the software you are attempting to find is not available on Client Services - SoftStore Server you may find it on the OSU Site License Software Distribution Server (\\softdist.science.oregonstate.edu) at http://my.science.oregonstate.edu/view/software. Access to the Software Servers is based on security groups applied to your particular account.

Accessing the Client Services - SoftStore Server from a Windows Environment

Please note that access from off campus will require a Oregon State University VPN connection.

  • Click on the Start Menu button and type in \\TSS-SoftStore.tss.oregonstate.edu in the white search/run box.
    search box
  • Press enter and the TSS-SoftStore server will open.
    TSS-SoftStore Server

Accessing the Client Services - SoftStore Server from a MacOS X Environment

Please note that access from off campus will require a Oregon State University VPN connection.

  • Click on the Go menu and select Connect to Server.
    Go menu, connect to server
  • Type in smb://tss-softstore.tss.oregonstate.edu and click the Connect button.
    Click Connect
  • Type in your domain\username, your password, and click the Connect button.
    enter your domain and username and password
  • Select the Mac volume from the list and click the OK button.
    select the Mac volume
  • You should now see the Mac volume and all available Mac software.
    Mac software is available to download

Troubleshooting

If you have difficulties accessing this server or obtaining the software you need please contact the Server Support Group (SSG) at 541-737-4710.

OSUware: Free Antivirus & Remote Access Software

You will need a valid ONID account login in order to download Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) and VPN software. OSU students, faculty, and staff may install this software on all their personal computers.

free antivirus and remote access software

If you experience difficulty downloading the above software, you may come to the OSUware Kiosk at the OSU Computer Helpdesk in the Valley Library and transfer software to a CD or USB flash drive on demand.

Support for these products is provided by the OSU Computer Helpdesk.

Other Software

This page only lists software administered by Information Services.

Please visit the Software & Site License Program at the College of Science website for information on software administered by the Software License Coordinator.

The Helpdocs website also lists a number of recommended freeware applications for Mac and Windows.

Per User / Per Workstation Software

The following software must be paid for at the time you install it. In most cases you will need to email the software contact for the package to obtain access to installation files.

Other Software

This page only lists software administered by Information Services.

Please visit the Software & Site License Program at the College of Science website for information on software administered by the Software License Coordinator.

The Helpdocs website also lists a number of recommended freeware applications for Mac and Windows.

ArcGIS

The Student Edition Does NOT include Esri Technical Support – the faculty/staff providing the GIS-related courses or programs which utilize this software will need to provide help to the students.  The Software Coordinator will provide installation support only.

PLEASE NOTE: ArcGIS 9.3 may still be downloaded by special request.  Please make a note in the additional comments area of your order form. ArcGIS 9.3 keyless licensing is NOT supported on Windows 7 or a 64 bit system. You may run ArcGIS 9.3 with a concurrent version (logged into the OSU licensing server during use).  You can get more information on this at the Esri support site (also see system requirements for ArcGIS 10). If you are trying to install ArcGIS on Windows 7 and are having issues, please see their discussion thread on the issue for possible solutions.

License Restrictions: 

Esri products are available to OSU faculty, staff & students for use in education and research only (not for commercial or for-profit use). Students will receive an ArcGIS Desktop and Extensions Student Edition - One Year Educational Use License for use while taking GIS-related courses or programs as described on the Student Home Use page.

Geometer's Sketchpad

Geometer's Sketchpad gives students a tangible, visual way to learn mathematics that increases their engagement, understanding, and achievement.

License Restrictions

Students, staff, and faculty have unrestricted use on campus computers.

Platforms

  • Microsoft Windows XP - Microsoft Windows 7
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later (Intel or PowerPC)

Contract Information

  • Software Terms: OSU has purchased a limited set of Geometer's Sketchpad software. Contact the Software Contact for details.
  • Software Contact: Thomas Dick, 541-737-1570

Manufacturer Website

Microsoft Products

Oregon State University participates in the Microsoft Campus Agreement (MSCA) that provides software and client access licenses for Microsoft Software. The MSCA provides upgrade and downgrade rights for both the desktop Operating Systems and Productivity Suites.

The systems covered under this agreement are limited to OSU owned desktop/laptop computers. Please see the License Restrictions section of this page for personal and student options.

Products Covered

  • Microsoft Windows Operating Systems (Upgrade/Downgrade Rights)
    Windows 98, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, and 7 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Office Productivity Suites (Upgrade/Downgrade Rights)
    Suite Includes: Word, Excel, Outlook (Entourage), Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, and OneNote.
    • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 (PC)
    • Microsoft Office 2011 (Mac)
  • Additional Software: Participating Departments Only
    • Microsoft Project
    • Microsoft Visio
    • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Client Access Licenses:
    • Core Client Access Licenses
    • Enterprise Client Access Licenses

Campus Agreement Details

Cost

  • Desktop Bundle (Office Professional with Enterprise CALs) - $52.89/FTE
  • Microsoft Project - $5.19/FTE
  • Microsoft Visio - $4.88/FTE
  • Microsoft Visual Studio - No longer available
  • Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) - $3.09/FTE

License Restrictions

The basic Microsoft license covers all departments this year. Add-ons only cover those departments that participate in the individual enrollments each year. Enrollment is available in the fall. Media should be purchased through Dell, our offical Microsoft Reseller.

Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Research/Teaching Assistants in paid assistantships have limited Home Use Rights. Please review the Microsoft Home Use program for eligibility, software available, and the software request form.

For other software options, including operating systems, please visit the Helpdocs Software page.

Informative Links

Microsoft Home Use

The Home Use Program for Microsoft Office allows faculty, staff, and graduate research / teaching assistants who are on paid assistantships to license and install Microsoft Office products on their personally owned computer.

Unlike the old Work at Home program, the Home Use Program does not stipulate that usage must be 100% work-related and a University index is no longer necessary to purchase the software.

Eligibility Requirements

Only regular Oregon State University employees or paid Graduate Research / Teaching Assistants are eligible. Temporary employees, undergraduates and graduate students paid as student workers are not eligible.

Versions Available

Microsoft has stopped distributing Microsoft Office 2003, Office 2007, Office 2008, and Office 2010. In addition, the Windows version now being distributed (Office 2013) requires either the Windows 7 or Windows 8; neither XP nor Vista are compatible. The new versions listed below are backwards compatible with documents created in previous versions:

  • Windows: Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus (requires Windows 7 or Windows 8)
  • Apple MacOS X: Microsoft Office 2011

Pricing

You will need to complete the purchase with a valid credit card.

  • Microsoft Office without a CD: $9.99
  • Microsoft Office with a CD: $12.99 (4-6 week delivery)

How to Obtain Microsoft Office Home Use Media

If you believe that you are eligible for the Microsoft Office Home Use program follow these steps for approval and download instructions.

  1. Submit the webform below.
  2. Once confirmed that you are authorized you will receive an email with an authorization code and a link to the Microsoft website.
  3. Visit the website link and provide the necessary credit card and information to purchase the Microsoft Office Suite of your choice.
  4. Download the software using the computer on which you want to install Microsoft Office.

Home Use Request Form

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SAS

License Restrictions: 

SAS is available to OSU faculty, staff & students for institutional purposes (Students please see student TRF-paid license guidelines below) and may be installed on home workstations (one license purchase will cover up to 2 installs, 1 work computer and 1 home computer).

STUDENT TRF-PAID SAS LICENSE GUIDELINES: These are the only options approved for use of a TRF paid license for both students and grad students:

  • On a student-owned desktop or laptop
  • Student computer labs (managed by OSU IT personnel)*
  • Specific classrooms with prior approval*

*SAS TRF-paid licenses may NOT be installed on any office, research or lab computer for which research or work other than classwork/homework is completed.  An annual SAS license may be purchased for this type of use.

SAS 9.3 CANNOT BE INSTALLED ON MICROSOFT XP HOME, VISTA, WINDOWS 7, or WINDOWS 8 HOME  versions
(Please refer to the SAS web site for a list of supported operating systems and system requirements for 9.2)

However, SAS 9.2 TS2M3 will install on Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit and 64-bit).

Symantec Ghost

Oregon State University departments interested in the Symantec Ghost product enroll yearly to obtain reduced cost access to the software.

Contract Details

  • Contract Expiration: 03-31-2014
  • Enrollment Period: Annually during February
  • Software Contact: Lucas Turpin (541-737-2880)

License Restrictions

Access to Symantec Ghost is available for all Oregon State University Departments that enrolled during the yearly enrollment period.

Platform

  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 - Windows 2008 Server

Informative Links

Site License Software

Software that has been purchased for the Oregon State University 'site' can be installed on any Oregon State University workstation at no cost to the user or the department.

In some cases, these packages can also be installed on personal computers; please read the terms for each application for licensing details. Most packages can be installed when connected to the campus network.

Other Software

This page only lists software administered by Information Services.

Please visit the Software & Site License Program at the College of Science website for information on software administered by the Software License Coordinator.

The Helpdocs website also lists a number of recommended freeware applications for Mac and Windows.

Data Warehouse Software

Oregon State University utilizes enterprise level data warehouses for information gathering and reporting. The OpenText LiveLink ECM - Business Intelligence software listed below is used to communicate with these enterprise data warehouses. Installation instructions are provided in the respective software folders or by visiting Data Warehouse Support.

License Restrictions

The OpenText LiveLink ECM - Business Intelligence software is for staff and faculty at OUS institutions only and can be installed on institutional or personal computers.

Products Covered

  • Windows XP Professional (Hummingbird BIQuery 9 and Oracle 10)
  • Windows 7 Enterprise (OpenText BIQuery 10 and Oracle 11)
  • Apple MacOS X (via a Windows Virtual Machine)

Support & Other Details

  • Instructions for installing and uninstalling the Oracle and BIQuery software can be found on the TSS-SoftStore Server.
  • If you experience technical difficulties that your departmental computer administrator (DCA) is unable to resolve, please contact Ross Jackson (541-737-8767) for assistance.

Software & Technical Information

Respondus BB

Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus will save you hours on each project.

License Restrictions

Respondus is available to OSU faculty, staff and students for institutional purposes and can be installed on institutional and personal computers.

Platforms

  • Windows (Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 7 Compatible)
  • Mac Users: To use this software, run a virtual machine running a version of Windows

Contract Information

  • Contract Expiration: July 31, 2014
  • Contract Software Contact: Blackboard Support (541-737-3474)
  • Activation Instructions: You will need an installation key to activate the software. Please e-mail Blackboard Support to obtain this key.

Cost

  • Free to OSU Staff, Students, and Faculty

Download

Manufacturer Website

StatGraphics

StatGraphics Centurion XVI is a data analysis and statistical software application that contains more than 170 statistical procedures covering all aspects of data analytics, with a special emphasis on data visualization.

License Restrictions

StatGraphics Centurion XVI is available to OSU faculty, staff and students for institutional purposes and can be installed on institutional and personal computers.

Platforms

  • Windows (Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 7 Compatible)
  • Mac Users: To use this software, run a virtual machine running a version of Windows

Cost

  • Free to OSU Staff, Students, and Faculty

Download

Manufacturer Website