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SPU maintains a subscription for certain Microsoft products via a Microsoft Campus License Agreement.

The software provided limits users in the following ways:

  • You must be a current SPU Employee
  • You may install software on a personal primary and personal secondary computer
  • You may not redistribute, sell, or give away software

Software is available in the following two methods:

  • Microsoft Office (Windows or Mac version) is available for free from the Download Center .
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, and Microsoft Office are available in disk form at the CIS Helpdesk for $15.00. Debit/credit only. Disks are not replaceable.

All computers used on campus are required to have Antivirus Software installed. See the AntiVirus page for more information.

Available Software

When new versions of Microsoft products are released it may take several weeks before official media is available for resale or download. The following software is currently available from CIS.

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 is the most recent release of the Microsoft Office Suite. This version includes Lync. Remove previous versions or trial versions prior to installation.

Microsoft Office Mac 2011 Standard

Office 2011 for Macintosh includes Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Previous versions, including trial copies, must be removed before installation.

Microsoft Windows 7

Windows 7 Ultimate is the most complete edition of Windows 7. With all of the built-in features in Ultimate, users have the ability to smoothly shift between play and productivity. We recommend that users do a clean install on a computer that meets the minimum specifications required by Microsoft.

Microsoft Windows 8

Windows 8 Ultimate/Enterprise is the most complete edition of WIndows 8. It is primarily designed for a device with a touch interface and users will have the best experience when using this Operating System on a touch interface. We recommend that users do a clean install on a computer that meets the minimum specifications required by Microsoft.

For current students, Visual Studio is available from Microsoft's DreamSpark site . This software is free and is available to students for educational purposes.

Trial Versions of Software

Prior to trying to install the SPU licensed versions of software products, it is required that any previous versions or trial versions be removed. The newly installed software will not work if it is installed alongside a trial or older version of the software. We recommend that you perform a clean install of any Windows operating system when installing the SPU licensed versions.

The DVD versions of these products have an activation code that must be used as part of the installation process. The software is licensed for installation on up to two, personally owned and used computers. At times, it may be necessary to reformat your hard drive or purchase a new computer that will require a new activation code. You must contact Microsoft Technical Support at 1-888-571-2048 for assistance with activating products on additional computers in the event of a system failure.

After installing any of these new products it is recommended that updates be installed immediately. This can be done from the Microsoft Update site .

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