UW Provided Software
Information Technology participates in various software licensing programs on behalf of UW departments, faculty and staff.
The University of Wyoming subscribes to Microsoft's Campus Agreement 3.0. Under the agreement, institutionally owned computers - desktops and laptops - are eligible to run the latest versions of Microsoft Office for Windows and Macintosh. Upgrades to the Windows operating systems are also included.
All computers owned by UW, including student lab systems, are eligible to update core software under this agreement. These specific Microsoft software applications and updates are free of charge to departments.
Software for Home Program - UW faculty and staff can use Microsoft Office and Windows operating system upgrades at home for campus-related work.
Cooperating agencies will need to make arrangements through our Academic Select License 6.4 Program to gain access to these resources.
The University of Wyoming is a participating member of the Microsoft Academic Select License Program. As a member, UW is able to secure volume pricing on various Microsoft products. This significantly reduces the costs incurred by UW departments and colleges.
Downgrade rights grant the right to use prior versions of Microsoft® software. Customers who acquire licenses through Microsoft Campus and Select agreements qualify for downgrade rights. Information Technology may not always have the media you need for older versions of applications or systems. It is the responsibility of the user to find appropriate installation CDs.
The University of Wyoming is a member of Adobe’s Open Options Contractual Licensing Program (CLP). As a member, UW is able to secure volume pricing on Adobe software products. This significantly reduces the costs incurred by UW departments and colleges.
All University of Wyoming departments are eligible to purchase licenses through the CLP. Cooperating Agencies such as state and federal agencies do not qualify under this program.
Systems belonging to enrolled students are covered under UW’s Campus Agreement for Students and software is offered through the Student Software program.
UW faculty and staff can use Microsoft Office and Windows XP Pro at home for campus-related work through the Microsoft Work at Home Program (www.uwyo.edu/infotech/services/software/wah/).
Microsoft Forefront Client Security is the antivirus software provided to all University of Wyoming (UW) staff and faculty members for use on all UW-owned computers, and is also provided on all UWSTUDENT lab computers. For personally-owned computers, UW Information Technology recommends Microsoft’s Security Essentials, AVG, or Malwarebytes, which are all free.
Other software licensing programs include agreements with SAS and SPSS statistical software vendors; a licensing agreement with Exceed software, and an institution-wide site license for Mathematica. Please check these pages often for prices and products. They are subject to change without notice.
In order for a software distribution point to be placed on an IT central server, the Central Software Distribution Service Agreement (https://www.uwyo.edu/itsecure/itsa/csdlms.asp) must be signed by the head of the requesting department, and all requested information must be provided.
IT's Computer Imaging Service provides an efficient and secure standard software configuration across campus. The service also provides licenses and support to groups who require specific software and settings beyond those included on the standard computer image.
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See the UW Software site for a listing of all software available to UW departments and employees, including free software and software licensed for a fee.