Wright State University
CaTS Home Software Store

How to Order

Review the products listed below for detailed information and system requirements
Log into WINGS with your Campus username and password
When you go to the Resources tab
You'll see the Home Software Store button
The store accepts Discover, MasterCard, Visa and payment by bank routing number

Windows Software

Office 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,etc)
Visual Studio
Windows 7 and Windows 8 Pro Upgrades
Adobe Elements - Photoshop & Premiere
Adobe Lightroom 5
LoJack for Laptops
Dragon Naturally Speaking 12
Camtasia Studio - NEW!
Macintosh Software

Office 2011 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)
Adobe Lightroom 5
Adobe Elements - Photoshop & Premiere
LoJack for Laptops
Dragon Dictate 3 - NEW!
Camtasia:mac - NEW!

Special Offers

Mathworks Matlab for Engineering/CS students
Mathematica for faculty and staff
Microsoft DreamSpark Visual Studio and more
Microsoft IEEE Student Benefits
Adobe special offer
Google SketchUp free offer
Autodesk Autocad free offer & student resources
Stata for students
Discontinued Products
These software packages are no longer available at the CaTS Home Software Store.

Adobe Design and Web Premium
Adobe Photoshop Extended
Adobe Acrobat Pro
Windows XP, Windows Vista
Microsoft Project
Visio Pro
Office 2008 for Mac
Office 2010 for Windows
Final Cut Express
iLife, iWork
MacOS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

WSU: $19

Microsoft Office
Mac or Windows

Microsoft Office is available for Windows and Macintosh. Office Pro Plus 2013 for Windows includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, OneNote & Publisher. Office 2011 for Mac includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook.

Office comes on a DVD disk. If your computer doesn't have a DVD drive, CaTS Home Base in the basement of the Library Annex will install it for free! Just stop by the Help Desk in 025LX and ask about the free install offer!

Office 2013 for WINDOWS: Windows 7 or greater
HARD DRIVE: 3gb available drive space

Office 2011 for MAC: MacOS 10.5.8 or greater
CPU: Intel-based Mac with 1280x800 display or greater
HARD DRIVE: 2.5gb available drive space

Microsoft Office
Work at Home for Fac/Staff

University employees can receive one free Work at Home copy of Office for Windows and one copy of Office for Mac. This license is intended for work-related purposes only. Microsoft limits employees to one free copy, multiple copies are not available.

Retail: $799

Visual Studio

Application development and programming tools.

Students can take advantage of the DreamSpark & IEEE offers listed below
Work-at-Home edition no longer available


Microsoft DreamSpark for CS & Business Students

Special Offer for Computer Science and College of Business Students
Students can download free copies of Visual Studio, Windows Server, SQL Server, Robotics Developer Studio, Expression Studio, XNA Game Studio and XNA Creators Club Online. This offer is available exclusively for students in the Raj Soin College of Business and the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Faculty in these colleges can request access for their students by contacting their college IT support staff.


Microsoft IEEE for Student Members

Students that join the IEEE association are eligible for a range of Microsoft software either free or at low cost. Software includes Windows, Visual Studio, Expression Web Designer, Project Professional and Visio. Requires student membership in the IEEE - "the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology."

IEEE/Microsoft website

Retail: $125

WSU: $75

NEW! - Camtasia:mac

Record your screen, edit and customize professional quality videos, and share them with anyone, on nearly any device – without formal training. No matter what your situation is, Camtasia makes it easy to create great looking videos, and share them with ease.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: See the TechSmith website for details.
MEDIA: tba
OS: MacOS 10.6.6 or greater

Retail: $299

WSU: $175

NEW! - Camtasia Studio for Windows

Record your screen, edit and customize professional quality videos, and share them with anyone, on nearly any device – without formal training. No matter what your situation is, Camtasia makes it easy to create great looking videos, and share them with ease.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: See the TechSmith website for details.
MEDIA: tba
OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows 7 or 8

Retail: ---

WSU $20

SAS - 2013-14 Edition

Version 9.3 Statistical analysis tools, limited use license for the 2013-14 academic year.

WINDOWS XP Requirements: XP Pro with SP2 or greater (XP Home not supported)
512mb RAM, 6gb of available drive space, DVD drive.

WINDOWS VISTA Requirements: Vista Enterprise, Business or Ultimate (Home editions not supported)
1gb RAM, 6gb of available drive space, DVD drive.

WINDOWS 7/8 Requirements: Windows 7/8 Pro, Enterprise, Ultimate or Home Premium
1gb RAM (4gb recommended), 6gb available drive space, DVD drive.

INSTALLATION: Purchase requires that you bring your computer to CaTS Home Base for installation. Because of the large size of the SAS suite, installation media is not provided. CaTS staff will install the SAS suite for you at no additional charge. Allow 2 hours for installation.

Student license $20 (software expires June 30, 2013, with a 60 day grace period)
Employee home licensing not available.

Retail: ---

WSU $79

SPSS 21 Standard Edition Grad Pack

IBM® SPSS® Statistics Standard GradPack – enables intermediate students to use more advanced analytical algorithms and techniques, and includes IBM SPSS Statistics Base, IBM® SPSS® Advanced Statistics, IBM® SPSS® Regression and access to the IBM SPSS Resource Center.

This is a 12-month use license starting when the product is installed and activated.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS for Windows, MacOS and Linux are available on the IBM SPSS System Requirement web page.

Employee home licensing not available.

Retail: $80

WSU $50

Parallels Macintosh

Virtualization software that allows you to run Windows or Linux on your Intel-based Mac. Windows/Linux not included.

New Version 8/9 Kit Now in stock - includes version 8 with free upgrade to version 9!

MacOS X 10.6.8 or greater - MacOS X 10.5 no longer supported
PROCESSOR: Intel Core 2 Duo or i-series greater only
RAM: 2gb RAM (4gb strongly recommended)
MEDIA: USB Thumb Drive

You must also have your own copy of Windows or Linux to install. Windows is NOT provided as part of this software package. See Parallels website for complete system requirements and product details.

Retail: $199

WSU $95

Dragon Naturally Speaking Premium 12

Dragon Naturally Speaking Premium speech recognition software lets you control your digital world by voice. Turn ideas into text at the speed of thought. Use Dragon to talk your way through your “to-do” list — email, reports, spreadsheets, presentations, social networking, and more — quickly and confidently.

Use a digital voice recorder and Dragon will transcribe the audio files when you return to your PC. With Dragon as your personal assistant, you’ll get more done faster for less stress and more success.

Microphone headset included.

See the Nuance website for detailed system requirements.


Retail: $199

WSU $119

Dragon Dictate 3 for Macintosh - New!

With new Dragon Dictate 3 for Mac you can use your voice to create and edit text or interact with your favorite Mac applications. Far more than just speech-to-text, Dragon Dictate lets you create and edit documents, manage email, surf the Web, update social networks, and more – quickly, easily and accurately, all by voice. Open and close or navigate between applications, or even create your own custom voice commands to execute multiple steps with a simple word or phrase. Use your iPhone or iPod as a wireless microphone, or capture your notes on-the-go using a digital voice recorder and Dragon Dictate 3 will transcribe them for you.

See the Nuance website for detailed system requirements.


Retail: $199

WSU $18

Retail: $199

WSU $17

Windows 8 Pro Upgrade
Windows 7 Pro Upgrade

64-bit Editions REQUIRE a 1gHz or faster processor and 2gb of RAM 4gb is strongly recommended. The PC must already have a version of Windows to accept the upgrade. These Windows upgrade kits may require a clean install and re-installation of applications unless you are currently running matching version of a previous edition. For more information see Microsoft Windows 7 website.

More info on Upgrading to Windows 8
More info on Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7
More information about Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7

64-bit Upgrade Edition

Retail: $149

WSU $79

Adobe Lightroom 5 for Windows or Mac

Manage your digital photo library and quickly enhance the images with powerful tools. REQUIREMENTS: see the Adobe website for detailed system requirements. Package contains software for both Windows and Mac - only one can be installed.

Microsoft Windows 7 or greater with current service pack
MacOX X 10.7 or greater with Intel processor
2gb RAM or greater (4gb strongly recommended)

Retail: $149

WSU $110

Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 11 Combo Pack

Adobe touts this value bundle as containing the #1 selling consumer photo and video editing software that helps your bring your photo and video collection to life in vibrant home movies and photo creations. REQUIREMENTS: see the Adobe website for system requirements.

OS: Windows or Mac (see Adobe website for detailed requirements.)

Retail: $60

WSU $42

LoJack for Laptops Student Edition

LoJack for Students is a special edition of the Premium LoJack laptop protection service.

This annual subscription service provides theft recovery, data and device security and includes a service guarantee. For complete details, see the LoJack website. REQUIREMENTS: Supports both Windows and Macintosh laptops. See LoJack website for system requirements.

OS: Windows and Macintosh editions are available

Retail: $99

WSU Free!

Mathworks Matlab
for Engineering/Computer Science Students

MATLAB is a high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, data visualization, data analysis, and numeric computation. Using the MATLAB product, you can solve technical computing problems faster than with traditional programming languages, such as C, C++, and Fortran.

Students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science that have paid the CECS technology fee can receive a free license for Matlab. To obtain the software and a license, go to the Matlab Student Licensing page.

REQUIREMENTS: See Mathworks website for detailed system requirements

OS: Windows, Macintosh and Linux editions are available

Students in other colleges can purchase Matlab directly from MathWorks for $99.

Mathematica for faculty and staff

Wolfram Research has made Mathematica available for home use by WSU faculty and staff. This offer has also be extended to emeritus faculty. Mathematica home-use software is available online at http://www.wolfram.com/siteinfo/homeuse/.

You must register using your WSU email address. The website will bring up an online questionnaire that must be filled out in order to obtain the Mathematica software. You will need to provide Wright State University's site license number, which is L2345-0764. It is required that employment status be verified as part of the request. In the Proof of Eligibility section of the form, click on the first button ("My status can be verified via our online staff directory at the following URL:") and enter http://www.wright.edu/cgibin/ldap.cgi .

The procedure above will work for those who are requesting a home-use copy of Mathematica for the first time as well as for those who wish to upgrade existing home-use copies of the software to the newest version. Those in the latter category must provide their existing home-use license number.

Adobe Offer for faculty, staff and students

Adobe has a special offer exclusively for higher education. You can download a free version of Adobe Flex Builder 3 Pro with Charting software by visiting the Adobe Education Developer Center. This package includes Adobe Flex and Adobe AIR.

Google SketchUp

Google SketchUp is an easy to use 3D modeling tool that allows you to explore, communicate and present complex 3D concepts. With SketchUp you can create, modify and share your 3D models with others.

Google SketchUp

Autodesk AutoCAD

Autodesk provides a special web site for students that includes free evaluation versions of software and many resources such as tutorials, a project showcase and more.

Autudesk Student Website

STATA Statistical Software

Students can purchase Stata at a special discount directly from Stata. See the Stata Store for pricing and ordering information.

Coming Soon

  • new products to be announced