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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, 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. Dreamspark (formerly MSDN Academic Alliance) - Additional Microsoft products are available to School of Informatics and Computing students, faculty, and staff. Please note that this software is ONLY available to people affiliated with the School of Informatics and Computing and only for student and research application.  It is not intended for business and administrative use.  Accounts on the School of Informatics and Computing Microsoft Dreamspark system are created each year for current CS and Informatics 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 staff, faculty, or student please let us know.

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

  5. VMware E-Academy - Select VMware products are available to School of Informatics and Computing students, faculty, and staff 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 in order to get an account. Please let us know 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 has a license for the Qualtrics on-line survey tool that is available to all SoIC faculty, staff, and students.  To get started, see Registering to use Qualtrics in the School of Informatics and Computing

  7. ShareLaTeX - SoIC has a license for the ShareLatex service.  ShareLaTeX is an online, collaborative LaTeX editor that makes the creation, preview, and sharing of LaTeX documents easy through a web-based interface.  If you want to use this service, please do the following:

    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.
    2. Once you have registered, send an email to soichelp (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 can not 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. Cigital SecureAssist - Cigital, Inc. has generously  donated licenses for SecureAssist to the IU School of Informatics and Computing faculty, staff, and students.  Cigital 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 need to select the 'Activate Enterprise License' option and then use the URL from the SecureAssist Portal.  You must use an email address in the or domains when you activate the plugin.  There is additional documentation available at the Cigital 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
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