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As a member of the IU community, you have access to a large number of commercial software products at no cost or at substantial discounts. As a member of the School of Informatics and , Computing, and Engineering on the Bloomington campus, you have access to additional free software. Some of the available software is listed below:

  1. IUware - A large collection of software products are available to all IU faculty, students, and staff via IUware and for purchase on CD or DVD at the campus bookstore. See the IU KB Article on the subject for details.
  2. IUanyWare - A larger collection of software (but windows only) that can be run on UITS' servers with the user interface displaying on your own device (Mac, Win, tablet, phone…maybe refrigerator some day.) Requires some setup (Citrix Receiver application (can be obtained from iuware – see: and linking to your box account if you want to use box files in conjunction with your IUanyWare session. – see:

  3. Stat/Math Center - The IU Stat/Math Center offers a variety of statistical, mathematical analysis, and GIS software at discounted prices to IU faculty, staff, and students.

  4. Microsoft Imagine (formerly Microsoft Dreamspark Premium) - Additional Microsoft products are available to School of Informatics, Computing, and Computing Engineering students, faculty, and staff on the Bloomington campus. Please note that this software is ONLY available to people affiliated with the School of Informatics and , Computing, and Engineering on the Bloomington campus and only for student and research use.  It is not intended for business and administrative use.  Accounts on the School of Informatics, Computing, and Computing Engineering Microsoft Dreamspark system are created each year for current CS and Informatics SICE students, staff, and faculty. You should receive an email from the system with account information. If you do not have an account and are a current SoIC SICE staff, faculty, or student please let us know.

    Once you have an account, you can log in and access software through the Microsoft Imagine Premium Site.

  5. VMware E-Academy - Select VMware products are available to School of Informatics, Computing, and Computing Engineerong students, faculty, and staff on the Bloomington campus only through the VMWare E-Academy program. This includes VMware Workstation, Fusion, vCenter Server, and ESX vSphere. In order to access these products, you will need an account on the system. You MUST be a student, faculty, or staff of the School of Informatics and Computing , Computing, and Engineering on the Bloomington campus in order to get an account. Please submit a help desk request if you would like an account. Once you have an account on the system, you can access the available software via the VMware E-Academy Storefront. Once you are logged in, you can "purchase" products at zero cost and get a one year license.  Please do NOT use the on-line 'Request an account' feature on the VMware site to request an account.  Instead, please use our help desk to request an account on the VMware E-Academy site.

  6. Qualtrics - SoIC SICE has a license for the Qualtrics on-line survey tool that is available to all SoIC SICE faculty, staff, and students.  To get started, see Registering to use Qualtrics in the School of Informatics and Computing

  7. ShareLaTeX - SoIC SICE has a license for the ShareLaTeX service available to School of Informatics, Computing, and Computing Engineering students, faculty, and staff only on the Bloomington campus.  ShareLaTeX is an online, collaborative LaTeX editor that makes the creation, preview, and sharing of LaTeX documents easy through a web-based interface.  You can create a free ShareLaTeX account but the free accounts have limitations.  Adding your account to our license will give you access to advanced features, including unlimited sharing.  If you want to use this service, please do the following:


    Please note that this license is only available to School of Informatics, Computing, and Computing Engineering students, faculty, and staff on the Bloomington campus.  Students must be enrolled in one of the SoIC SICE degree programs on the Bloomington campus to be eligible.  Students in other degree programs (even those taking SoIC SICE classes) are not eligible.


    1. Go to the ShareLaTeX site and register.  Please note that you MUST use either an or email address when you register. If you use any other email address, we will not be able to add you to our site license.  You are also encouraged not to use your IU passphrase as your ShareLaTeX password.
    2. Once you have registered, send an email to soichelp sicehelp (at asking to have your sharelatex account added to our license.  In your request, you must include the following:
      1. The IU email address you used when you registered (which must be in either the or domain)
      2. A statement indicating that you understand that the ShareLaTeX service cannot be used for any sensitive data

    Please note that the ShareLaTeX service is NOT qualified for any sensitive data. This includes all data in the Critical, Restricted, and University-Internal categories as defined in the Data Classifications Page.

    Also, note that ShareLaTeX offers GitHub integration but this only works with the commercial and not the IU Enterprise GitHub at  We are working with UITS to make this work but there are a number of hurdles to making this a reality so it will take time to resolve.

  8. Codiscope SecureAssist - Cigital, Inc. has generously  donated licenses for Codiscope SecureAssist to the IU School of Informatics, Computing, and Computing Engineering faculty, staff, and students.  Codiscope SecureAssist is a lightweight IDE plugin that points out common security vulnerabilities in real time as the developer is coding.   This tool works with Eclipse and Visual Studio.  Installation instructions are available at the school's SecureAssist Portal.  When you activate your license, note that you must use your IU email address as your ID, which must be in either the or domain.  You will also use the Enterprise Port URL to activate which is list on the SecureAssist Portal.  There is additional documentation available at the Codiscope SecureAssist Support Page.

  9. Azure Cloud Services - Azure cloud services are available for free to students and for various lab use.  The options are:

    1. Access via Microsoft Imagine (be sure to check out the Imagine Cup competition as well!). Students can verify their eligibility and gain access to:
      1. Azure App Service Web Apps is a part of a fully managed cloud offering that enables you to build and deploy web apps in seconds. Use ASP.NET, Java, PHP, Node.js or Python. Run popular web apps and CMS solutions. Set up continuous integration and deployment workflows with VSO, GitHub, TeamCity, Hudson or BitBucket – enabling you to automatically build, test and deploy your web app on each successful code check-in or integration tests. 
      2. Application Insights provides a 360° view across availability, performance and usage of your ASP.NET services and mobile applications for Windows Phone, iOS and Android platforms. Search and analyze your data to continuously improve your application, prioritize future investments and improve overall customer experience.
      3. Visual Studio Online is the fastest and easiest way yet to plan, build, and ship software across a variety of platforms. Get up and running in minutes on our cloud infrastructure without having to install or configure a single server.
    2. If faculty are looking to set up lab environments for students to use, they may want to consider Azure Educator Grants and Passes, which allow for 6-month access to Azure for free. Each Azure Pass entitles your faculty or students to:
      1. Compute: 1 hosted service, with 2 small compute instances
      2. Storage: 1 storage account, with 3GB of storage and 250,000 storage transactions
      3. Database: Two 1GB SQL Azure Web Edition databases
      4. Data Transfers (per region): 3 GB in, 3 GB out
      5. Other:  100,000 Access Control transactions, 2 Service Bus connections