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Software Licensing

The following applications are available for Faculty and Staff Managed Computers. For additional information, contact the Help Desk.

Application Name

Platform

Source

Apps.smu.edu

Apps.SMU notes

Adobe Document Cloud Windows/Mac LANDesk Not Available
Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 Windows/Mac LANDesk Not Available
ArcGIS 10.2 Windows Request Not Available
CrashPlan Pro Windows/Mac/Linux LANDesk Not Available  
Eviews 9 Windows Request Available Faculty/Staff
FileMaker Pro 12 Windows/Mac Request Available  Faculty/Staff
GAMS Windows/Mac/Linux Request Not Available
HLM 7 Windows Request Not Available
Maple 18  Windows/Mac Request Not Available Request Pending
Mathematica 10
Windows/Mac Click Here  Not Available
Matlab 2015 Windows/Mac Vendor Website
(Contact the Help Desk for a license key)
Available  Faculty and Students
Microsoft Endpoint Protection Windows LANDesk Not Available  
Microsoft Office 2016 Windows LANDesk Not Available 2010 Available for Staff and Faculty   
Microsoft Office 2016 Mac LANDesk Not Available
Microsoft Project Professional 2015 Windows (Departmental Charge) Request Not Available
Microsoft Visio Professional 2015 Windows (Departmental Charge) Request Not Available
Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Windows (Departmental Charge) Request Not Available
NAG Windows/Mac/Linux Vendor Website
(Contact the Help Desk for a license key)
Not Available
SAS 9.4 Windows Click Here Available  Limited version, most suited for student use but licensed for fac/staff/students
SAS JMP Professional 12 Windows/Mac Click Here Available  Faculty/Staff/Students
SPSS 23 Windows/Mac LANDesk Available  Faculty/Students
Splus 8.2 Windows Request Not Available
SPSS Amos 23 Windows LANDesk Available  Faculty/Students
SPSS Modeler 17 Windows LANDesk Available  Faculty/Students
STATA 14 Windows/Mac Request Available - Student Use Faculty/Staff

LANDesk Workspaces

All SMU computers should have the LANDesk agent installed by default.  This agent not only provides inventory tracking, but also assists in software deployment.  Applications that are available for faculty and staff to install without any additional cost are published to Workspaces for download and installation on client computers whenever possible.  This allows faculty and staff to install the software as needed and to choose the time of installation.

Accessing LANDesk Workspaces (Windows Machines)

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Programs
  3. Locate and expand the LANDesk Management Folder
  4. Click the Workspaces icon
  5. LANDesk will open to the Launchpad, click the menu icon in the upper left corner of the Workspaces window. Select the Software Catalog option to display software available for your system.
  6. Search for or scroll to locate your desired software product. Click the install link to begin the download and installation for your computer.

Workspaces for Macs

  1. Click the Chevron icon in the upper right menu bar
  2. Select LANDesk Workspaces
  3. LANDesk will open to the Launchpad, click the menu icon in the upper left corner of the Workspaces window. Select the Software Catalog option to display software available for your system.
  4. Search for or scroll to locate your desired software product. Click the install link to begin the download and installation for your computer.

If you do not see LANDesk available for you or notice menu items differ from the above instructions, please contact the Helpdesk.

Help.smu.edu

Several software applications are available for faculty and staff that may be limited in the number of licenses available. These applications are published to Workspaces on a per request basis, please submit a Get Help request to obtain a copy for download. 

  1. Login to https://help.smu.edu. When prompted to login, enter smu\smuid as the username.
  2. Click Additional Services
  3. Select the Software Application Request form
  4. Complete the required information
  5. Click Submit

Each request will be assigned to the appropriate group to authorize the installation for your SMU Computer.

Help.smu.edu

For software licensing not maintained by OIT,  a product license must be purchased by the department before the application can be installed. OIT can help to obtain a purchase quote and make the product available for designated systems.

  1. Login to https://help.smu.edu. When prompted to login, enter smu\smuid as the username.
  2. Click Additional Services
  3. Select the Software Application Request form
  4. Complete the required information. Click Submit

Each year OIT processes dozens of software renewals during the month of July to prevent interruption of services during the semesters. OIT has worked with each  vendor to schedule these updates as strategically as possible.  Applications that are subject to annual license renewals typically involve purchase requisitions, and may even require updates and/or verification of written contracts. Although many of the renewals are invisible to the campus community, certain applications that require annual renewals will also have advanced license expiration notifications or prompts at the client, often seen when launching the application prior to renewals being finalized. Unless you are experiencing a loss of functionality, client expiration  notifications can be safely ignored, as OIT manages and processes these licenses for you!

 

SAS and SAS JMP annual license renewals:

SID (license files) are delivered to OIT each July once the renewal process has completed. These files are placed into the SAS Software Depot, and made available via a link within securenet.smu.edu for manual download and renewal for all systems. Directions on how to run the manual license renewal can be found here.

Faculty and Staff may obtain copies of select software applications for installation on a home computer under the Work at Home rights.  This software must be removed from the home machines upon termination or retirement from the University.

Go to http://smu.onthehub.com to purchase and download your copy of the software.

Microsoft

  • Windows 7 and Windows 8 upgrade disks
  • Office 2013
  • Office 2011

**Please note, the help desk has several copies of Windows 7, 8 and Office 2011 at a discounted price. Please purchase those CDs from us rather than purchasing them from VarsityBuys.

Adobe

  • Creative Cloud

Mathematica

Sas 9.3 and JMP professional