Software available through IU's agreement with Microsoft
Following is information about software available through IU's software agreement with Microsoft and how to obtain it.
On this page:
- Software for students, faculty, and staff
- Software for departments
- Software through the DreamSpark program
Software for students, faculty, and staff
Acquiring the software
Most Microsoft software is available free from IUware.
Alternatively, you can purchase Microsoft software media at:
- All campuses: Your campus bookstore; contact each bookstore for questions about availability
- IUB: The Information Commons; see At the Support Center walk-in location in the Wells Library at IUB, what products and services are available for purchase?
- IUPUI: The Ruth Lilly Medical Library
- You will be required to show a valid student, faculty, or staff
identification card to make purchases.
- All software purchased on media under this agreement is
non-refundable. You cannot trade one version for another; for example,
if you previously purchased Windows 7 and want Windows 8 instead,
you must purchase it separately.
- When Microsoft releases new versions of Windows, IU students,
faculty, and staff will be able to upgrade to these new versions by
purchasing the media from a campus bookstore for a nominal
fee. Essentially, once you buy a Microsoft operating system, for the
duration of the contract you can upgrade it to the latest version with
no additional licensing fee. Some operating system updates are also
available for download from IUware.
- Microsoft Access database products are not available for Mac OS X.
|Office for Windows||Office Professional Plus 2010 (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Publisher, SharePoint Workspace, and InfoPath)||No charge||$20|
|Office for Windows||Office 2007 Enterprise (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, and Publisher)||No charge (also includes InfoPath)||$20|
|Office for Mac OS X||Office 2011 Standard (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)||No charge||$20|
|Office for Mac OS X||Office 2008 Standard (Entourage, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)||No charge||$20|
|Windows||8 Pro 64-bit||Not available for download||$20|
|Windows||8 Pro 32-bit||Not available for download||$20|
|Windows||7 Ultimate 64-bit||Not available for download||$20|
|Windows||7 Ultimate 32-bit||Not available for download||$20|
Note: Microsoft's licensing of its operating systems requires you to obtain an operating system when you buy a new computer. Essentially, you may not omit the operating system from any computer you purchase, nor receive credit from Microsoft or its distributors as a result of the IU/Microsoft Campus Agreement. You may, however, upgrade any copy of an older operating system under the Campus Agreement. For more, see Does IU's agreement with Microsoft mean that I don't have to buy an operating system with my new computer?
Note: Microsoft will end support for Office 2008 for Mac in April 2013. UITS recommends upgrading to 2011.
Software for departments
Note: For details about the agreement for the products below, see IU's software agreement with Microsoft.
Desktop products (departments, faculty, staff):
- Windows OS upgrades
- Office (Windows or Mac)
- Visual Studio
Server products (departments only):
Note: All versions of these products are included in the agreement.
Some software is only available by special request; contact
firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
- SQL Server
- Windows Server
- SharePoint Server
- System Center Configuration Manager Server
- Enterprise Client Access License (CAL) Suite for Faculty and Staff
- Core CAL Suite for Students
Other department-only products:
All other Microsoft products are available for departmental purchase from Software House International. For the special IU price list, see Contractual Agreements. In the "Computer Software" section, click
Microsoft. Direct questions to IU Purchasing, or contact Kevin Farrell at SHI at
Software through the DreamSpark program
Indiana University students (along with other university and high school students) are entitled to participate in Microsoft's DreamSpark program, which allows you to download and use the following professional Microsoft developer, designer, and gaming software at no charge:
- Expression Studio
- IT Academy Student Pass
- SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition
- Visual Studio
- Windows Server
For instructions, see What is Microsoft DreamSpark, and how do I access it at IU?
Visual Studio Professional 2008 is also available free to faculty and staff via IUware (not available on media).
Last modified on January 30, 2013.