The University deploys a set of core software to all staff  PCs on campus and we aim to update this software each year. Some departments will have specific software requirements but all PCs will have the software installed from the list below:

Vendor Software Name Version
Adobe Acrobat DC 2018
Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC 2018
Audacity Team Audacity 2.2.2
Audacity Team Audacity - LAME Plugin 3.99.9
Audacity Team Audacity - ffmpeg Plugin 2.2.2
Clarivate EndNote X9
Google Chrome 65+
IBM SPSS 25
Igor Pavlov 7-Zip 18.01
McAfee Anti-Virus Agent 5
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1
Microsoft Excel 2016+
Microsoft OneNote 2016+
Microsoft Outlook 2016+
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016+
Microsoft Project 2016+
Micrsosoft Publisher 2016+
Microsoft Skype for Business 2016+
Microsoft Visio 2016+
Microsoft Word 2016+
Mozilla Firefox 52.6+
Notepad++ Notepad++ 7.5.4
PaperCut MF Client 18.2.2
TextHelp Read&Write 12
VLC Media Player 3.0.1

 

Windows

The University currently has Windows 7 deployed as it's standard Operating System (OS), and is on the vast majority of the PCs available for use on campus. Windows 7 is due to go out of support on January 14, 2020. Due to this we are currently trialling Windows 10 on the Ipswich campus and would like to hear your feedback. You can currently trial Windows 10 in the following areas:

  • Waterfront Building 3rd Floor - Next to the windows overlooking the WAD
  • Library Building 1st Floor - Room L108

 

Additionally, some staff are already trialling Windows 10 as their full time desktop, which we are using to find issues with software compatibility and any issues that occur on the new OS.

macOS

The Univeristy has a range of Apple Mac devices across the Ipswich campus. Most of these are located in the Arts Building, where the specialist photography and design labs are located. The majority of the Mac Pros are running macOS High Sierra where as the iMacs are running older operating systems from Yosemite upwards. We are currently looking into costs for a Mac replacement scheme but this is in the early stages of the project.

Staff members can make requests for new additional software, this will require sign-off from your line manager. We advise that requests for teaching software are made up to a year in advance of deployment for teaching.

Please email the IT Service Desk on ITServiceDesk@uos.ac.uk and provide the following information:

  • Department/School
  • Software Name and Version
  • Supplier Name, Supplier Contact and Website
  • How many PCs and or laptops will require the software? Is this likely to change?
  • Business Justification for the Software
  • Date for deployment


Timeframe

Please be aware that software evaluation and deployment can take up to ten weeks. Six weeks for evaluation and up to another four weeks for additional services such as, single sign-on, cloud applications, licensing (e.g. roaming licenses, per computer licenses, enabling software libraries etc).

Please allow for this timeframe when considering the deployment of new software for teaching or business functions.


Budgets

The cost for software licenses may be payable by the department requesting the software. IT services does not have budget to purchase additional services or licenses. It is up to the school or department to submit an executive approved budget. Any annual renewals of software licenses is the responsibility of the department. These will need to be discussed with both IT Services and Finance in advance of the renewal date.

IBM SPSS 25 Atlas Ti AutoDesk Read & WriteAdobe CC for Staff

If you would like this software on a University PC at the University Campus (Managed by IT Services), these downloads will not work. instead please make a request with the IT Service desk.

 

Teaching rooms have a slightly different set of core software installed, which can be seen below:

Vendor Software Name Version
Adobe Acrobat DC 2018
Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC 2018
Adobe After Effects CC 2018
Adobe Illustrator CC 2018
Adobe InDesign CC 2018
Adobe Lightroom Classic CC 2018
Adobe Photoshop CC 2018
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018
Apple QuickTime 7.7.9
Audacity Team Audacity 2.2.2
Audacity Team Audacity - LAME Plugin 3.99.9
Audacity Team Audacity - ffmpeg Plugin 2.2.2
Autodesk AutoCAD 2019
Clarivate EndNote X9
Google Chrome 65+
IBM SPSS 25
Igor Pavlov 7-Zip 18.01
McAfee Anti-Virus Agent 5
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2
Microsoft Excel 2016+
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
Microsoft OneNote 2016+
Microsoft Outlook 2016+
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016+
Microsoft Project 2016+
Micrsosoft Publisher 2016+
Microsoft Skype for Business 2016+
Microsoft Visio 2016+
Microsoft Word 2016+
Mozilla Firefox 52.6+
Notepad++ Notepad++ 7.5.4
PaperCut MF Client 18.2.2
ProQuest Write-n-Cite 4.5.1540
Scientific Software Atlas Ti 7
Scientific Software Atlas Ti 8
TextHelp Read&Write 12
Turning Technologies Turning Point 5.2.1
VLC Media Player 3.0.1