Personal Computing & Devices

Licensing for Adobe Software

Adobe’s shift to a Creative Cloud subscription model has changed how licenses for Adobe products are acquired. The move to Creative Cloud is a universal change that affects all Adobe customers and here is a rundown of how you can now purchase Adobe products on the CU-Boulder campus.

Windows 8

Windows 8 Release Information

Recommendation

As is the case with most new operating system releases, there are initially a number of incompatibilities with commonly used applications and this is also the case with Windows 8. The Office of Information Technology (OIT) recommends upgrading only when applications that you commonly use are supported and compatible. Also, a general familiarity with the new Metro interface is strongly encouraged before upgrading to Windows 8.

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Site Licenses - R

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.  The R language is widely used among statisticians for developing statistical software and data analysis.  It is well supported and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and Mac OS X.

R is an increasingly popular alternative, for many purposes, to the commercial statistical packages like SPSS, SAS, and Stata.  A growing number of courses either teach R or encourage its use.

How to get it

How to get it

Download R (for free) from http://www.r-project.org/

 Also available for free is RStudio, a powerful user interface for R.  Download from http://www.rstudio.com/

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Macintosh OS 10.8 Mountain Lion

Macintosh OS 10.8 Mountain Lion Release

Recommendation

As is the case with most new operating system releases, there are initially a number of incompatibilities with commonly used applications and Mountain Lion is no exception. OIT recommends upgrading only when applications that you commonly use are supported and compatible

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Site Licenses - Fetch

Overview

Fetch is used to make secure file transfers with other systems, using an intuitive and convenient GUI.

Features

Features

Fetch is available only for Macs, running Mac OS X 10.5 and later.

Note: The recommended equivalent for Windows is PuTTY.

Cost

Cost

No fee to faculty, staff, and students at CU-Boulder

Who can get it

Who can get it

Licenses are available to all departments, faculty, staff and students on the Boulder campus.

How to get it

How to get it

Download the files needed:

Miscellaneous

Instructions:

Open the downloaded DMG file, and copy "Fetch.app" into your Mac's Applications folder. After closing the DMG file, run the Fetch for the first time and enter the license key when it is requested.

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Mobile Devices - Known Issues

Overview

Listed below are known issues related to Mobile Devices and their use with campus services, as well as possible workarounds and/or progress toward resolution of the issues. If the suggested workarounds do not help you, or if you are having any issue at all, contact the IT Service Center at help@colorado.edu or call 303-735-4357 (5-HELP from a campus phone).

Issues affecting CULink & Exchange

Android OS

Calendar Appointment Shift

  • Impact: If using an android phone and synching calendar events, recurring events can randomly “shift their time.” This will be reflected on both the mobile device and your Exchange or CULink calendar.

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Apple Software - Macintosh OS Updates

Overview

Learn how to keep your Macintosh system up-to-date and therefore protected from security vulnerabilities.

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Laptop Registration

Overview

Do you have laptop protection? Make your laptop a less inviting target by registering it with CU-Boulder.

If you’re like most people, your laptop is an indispensable tool in your teaching, learning or research endeavors. Having your laptop and all the information on it stolen would be a huge setback. This is why the CU-Boulder offers laptop registration.

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Microsoft Software - Windows Updates

Overview

Learn how to keep your Windows system up-to-date and therefore protected from security vulnerabilities.

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Online Learning - SkillSoft

Overview

SkillSoft is your online training resource containing self-paced online and instructor-led training on a variety of topics, as well as access to a vast library via the Books 24x7 program. Best of all, you can access it all at no cost through the campus portal for Faculty, Staff and Student Employees.

SkillSoft Resources

Faculty, Staff and Student Employees - Directions to access SkillSoft

  1. Go to mycuinfo.colorado.edu and login with your IdentiKey.
  2. Click on the CU Resources tab.

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Site Licenses - STATA

Stata is available for purchase at reduced rates via a "GradPlan" at the CU-Boulder campus, by students, faculty, and staff.  (Note: CU-Denver is also a participating campus for Stata's GradPlan.)

Orders are picked up on campus. Include your colorado.edu email address when ordering, and you will be contacted by a StataCorp sales person with campus pick up time and location. Typically orders are available for pick up within 3 business days.

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Site Licenses - Oracle

The University has a site license for the following Oracle software products:

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Site Licenses - AutoCAD

Overview

AutoCAD is a CAD (Computer Aided Design or Computer Aided Drafting) software application for 2D and 3D design and drafting. It is developed and sold by Autodesk, Inc.

Features

Features

Licensing is available for AutoCAD and associated Autodesk products like Revit, Civil 3D, Raster Design, and 3ds Max Design. 

Cost

Cost

As of summer 2014, Autodesk products are being provided to the university for free. 

Who can get it

Who can get it

The free licensing of Autodesk software products is offered to faculty and students on personal computers for academic purposes only, and to academic departments on all university-owned computers. 

How to get it

How to get it

Faculty and students can download AutoCAD, Revit, and other Autodesk products to their own computers from the Autodesk website http://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/all.

For labs, computer clusters and other multi-computer deployments in academic departments, choose "Software for Institutions" from the Autodesk site, or contact the Site Licensing office for assistance, at 303-492-8995, sitelic@colorado.edu.

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Site Licenses - LabVIEW

Overview

LabVIEW is lab software used to interface with input signals from instrumentation, to record and display and analyze signal data.

Cost

Cost

2013-2014 fee schedule:

The fee for an individual LabVIEW license for the September 2013 - August 2014 license period is $275. Unlimited departmental licenses for teaching or for research are also available, and are already held by Engineering, JILA, LASP, CIRES, and Physics.

Who can get it

Who can get it

For university-owned computers (CU-Boulder only), LabVIEW licenses are available for an annual fee. Contact Site Licensing.

LabVIEW Student Edition (for both Windows and Mac) is available online for only $20, from e-academy/OnTheHub.

How to get it

How to get it

Send the following information to sitelic@colorado.edu:

  • SpeedType (8-digit departmental account code) to which license fee can be charged) unless paying by check
  • Computer and contact information

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Site Licenses - NVivo

Overview

NVivo is research software that is used for qualitative analysis of rich text documents (and even multimedia data) including linking, shaping, searching, and modeling. NVivo 10 is the current version, released in 2012.

Features

Features

NVivo is available for both Windows and for Mac OS X. 

Cost

Cost

2013-2014 fee schedule

The fee for an NVivo license for the September 2013 - September 2014 license period is $130.

Who can get it

Who can get it

NVivo licenses (via our site license) are available to faculty, staff and students on all the University of Colorado campuses; Boulder, Denver, and Colorado Springs.

How to get it

How to get it

Send the following information to sitelic@colorado.edu:
 

  • SpeedType (8-digit departmental account code) to which license fee can be charged; or, a check to "University of Colorado"
  • the number of computers to be licensed

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