The School has a subscription to the Microsoft Academic Alliance Programme, MSDN-AA, which provides a wide range of Microsoft software to students and staff of the school for personal teaching and research activities. The licences and right to download are dependent on you undertaking at least one of the units offered by this school as part of a degree programme.
Access to software is managed by E-Academy, so you will receive emails regarding logon information, passwords and software download instructions from a "@e-academy.com" email address. Be aware that these emails are genuine and not spam.
The CD and DVD images are stored on servers within the school. When you select software for download you will first be authenticated by E-Academy, then prompted to download a small (< 300kB) downloader application from E-Academy. Running this application will fetch the software from the school's server.
The following Microsoft server, operating systems, developer and application software is now available for download.
This software is made available for private use subject to the MSDN-AA Conditions of Use in the file at the end of the section on Staff and student registration. Before you can download MSDN-AA software, you must have a MSDN-AA user account.
The school's MSDN-AA Server is within CSSE and hence free to download from within UWA. However authentication is handled by Microsoft, so there may be a small network charge if connecting via the ITS proxy.
To download software from the CSSE MSDN-AA server
Microsoft Office 2007 is covered by a UWA site licence and can only be installed on any UWA owned computers. The licence costs are paid centrally under the Campus agreement.
Microsoft Office 2007 is available to UWA staff for Work-At-Home use. Installation media can be purchased from the Coop Bookshop or Winthrop Australia. You are required to complete the form linked below and take it and a photo ID to Winthrop Australia or the Coop Bookshop. Your UWA employment status will be confirmed and you will be provided with a set of CD media to install Office on your home computer.
A detailed description of the Campus Work at Home is available at the ITS Software site.
Email the CSSE support team for installation of this software.
UWA students are able to obtain Microsoft Office under the Microsoft "It's not Cheating" program. Please note that Visio 2007 is available under the MSDN-AA programme, only to CSSE students, at no licence cost but a very small network download charge.
Office is also available under the UWA Microsoft Select agreement. See the Coop Bookshop or Winthrop Australia in the Guide Village for information and prices.
Microsoft are making a range of server and developer software available free to all university students. DreamSpark offers a similar range of software to the Academic Alliance program, so if you are a CSSE student, you are advised to download software from the MSDN-AA server, (see above).
DreamSpark offers some software and products that are not available under the Academic Alliance program. These are:
While the software licences provided by DreamSpark are free, you will incur a network charge for your downloads. If you download software within UWA, the UWA student network charge is $8 per GB. If you download from home, you should check the network costs charged by your service provider. Typically, each title (software or e-book) would be 1GB to 3GB in size.
Steps to follow to register with DreamSpark.
Once authenticated you are returned to the software page to download software.
NOTE: Networks charges of $8 per GB apply to downloading DreamSpark software.
EndNote is available to UWA staff and students, for installation on their personal computer.
If you need EndNote installed on your school owned computer, email the CSSE support team.