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Personal Software Purchases

Computing and Telecommunications Services provides software licensing programs to university students, faculty and staff, offering significant savings on the most popular titles.

Some products, including anti-virus, anti-spyware and internet browsing tools are provided free to eligible faculty, staff and students!

CaTS has negotiated discounts with Apple, McAfee, Microsoft, SAS and others so that Wright State students and employees can use essential university software at home. Check out the Products List for details on all the great software available.

Before You Buy

Software for home use only, not for university-owned PCs

  • Check your eligibility
  • Do you qualify for Office 365 Student Advantage, which allows you to download free Microsoft Office software?
  • Know what you're buying before you make a purchase (a list of your previous purchases will appear at the bottom of the page)
  • Check system requirements
  • Select right platform: Windows or Mac
  • Limit one per customer

Payment Information

  • All sales are final
  • No refunds or returns
  • Payment is by credit cards and bank routing number
  • University ProCard use strictly prohibited
  • Wright One Card required to pick up software

Eligibility

Student Eligibility

All students enrolled for the current semester can receive software from the home software licensing programs. Incoming first-year students become eligible once they have enrolled in classes for Fall semester. Students that were enrolled for Spring but that are not taking summer classes can only purchase software if they are registered for Fall semester.

Attention Lake Campus & Distance Learning Students There is now a mail order option for students outside of main campus. You can have the software mailed to your home for a small shipping & handling fee. There is also an option for free delivery to the Lake Campus business office for Celina-area students and employees. See the online store for more details.

Incoming Wright State Students

If you are a newly enrolling first year student, you will become eligible to purchase software once you have enrolled in a class for Fall Semester. Please allow 24 hours after signing up for a class for activation.

If you are a new student for the Spring or Summer terms, you will have access to the store starting on the first day of the semester.


Faculty and Staff Eligibility

To receive software, faculty and staff must be directly employed by the university and listed in the human resources database. Only current employees are eligible - retirees, emeritus faculty and former employees are not eligible for the program. Third-party contractors, volunteers and others not directly employed by the university do not meet the employment requirement. These are rules set down in the license agreements with software manufactures and can not be waived.

Emeritus Faculty are now eligible for the Mathematica home use program. This offer from Wolfram allows emeritus faculty to use Mathematica at home for non-commercial instruction and academic research purposes.

Boonshoft School of Medicine, Alumni, Retirees, Non-Wright State Employees

WSU can only sell software to students currently enrolled in a course and to active university employees. Alumni, retirees and those not directly employed by the university are not eligible for software discounts.


Work-at-Home Rights

Employees that meet the faculty/staff requirements are eligible for Work-at-Home rights to several software packages. The cost of this software is absorbed by the university and is provided strictly for work-related activities. Personal activities are prohibited under the rights agreement and software can only be used during the term of employment. When a faculty or staff member leaves the employment of the university all rights to the software end and the software must be removed. Please carefully read the license agreement for more details.

How to Order

Review the products listed below for detailed information and system requirements. Order your software online and then pick up your order at the CaTS Home Base.

Product List

Windows Software

Office 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,etc)

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

  • MINIMUM RAM: 1gb
  • HARD DRIVE: 3gb available drive space
  • MEDIA: DVD

SAS

2013-14 Edition

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

Requirements

  • 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.

2013-14 Edition no longer available. 2014-15 Edition will be available in early August.

Student license $20 (software expires June 30, 2013, with a 60 day grace period).

Employee home licensing not available.

SPSS

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 webpage.

Employee home licensing not available.

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.

Windows 7 and Windows 8 Pro Upgrades

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.

View more info on Upgrading to Windows 8.
View more info on Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7.
View more information about Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7.

MEDIA: DVD
64-bit Upgrade Edition

Adobe Elements - Photoshop & Premiere

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.

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

Adobe Lightroom 5

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)
MEDIA: DVD

LoJack for Laptops

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.

MEDIA: DOWNLOAD
OS: Windows and Macintosh editions are available

Dragon Naturally Speaking 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.

MEDIA: DVD

Camtasia Studio - NEW!

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

Macintosh Software

Office 2011 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)

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 2011 for MAC: MacOS 10.5.8 or greater
CPU: Intel-based Mac with 1280x800 display or greater
MINIMUM RAM: 1gb
HARD DRIVE: 2.5gb available drive space
MEDIA: DVD

Parallels

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.

SPSS

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 webpage.
Employee home licensing not available.

Adobe Lightroom 5

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)
MEDIA: DVD

Adobe Elements - Photoshop & Premiere

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.

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

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.

MEDIA: DOWNLOAD
OS: Windows and Macintosh editions are available

SPSS

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 webpage.
Employee home licensing not available.

Dragon Dictate 3 - 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.

MEDIA: DVD

Camtasia:mac - NEW!

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

Special Offers

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. (updated link, 4/21/2014)

REQUIREMENTS: See Mathworks website for detailed system requirements

MEDIA: DOWNLOAD
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 on the Wolfram website.

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.

Microsoft DreamSpark Visual Studio and More

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 Student Benefits

Special Software Offer for IEEE 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."

Adobe Special Offer

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 Free Offer

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.

Autodesk Autocad Free Offer & Student Resources

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.

Stata for students

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

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

Direct from Vendor

Software: Mail Order Discounts

There are a number of mailorder companies that specialize in academically priced software, including the following:

Free Software

There are numerous free/open source software sources on the Internet.

Shopping Resources

These e-commerce sites on the web do not offer specific discounts to Wright State students or employees but they can be an excellent source of product reviews, technical notes and price comparison information. Remember, be extra cautious whenever purchasing items over the phone or the internet.