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Find discounted or no-cost software for students, faculty, staff, and departments.

Find Software

The University of Minnesota provides discounted or no-cost software to students, faculty, and staff for work-related and personal use.

  1. View software terms & conditions.
  2. Select a product name under See Available Software below, or filter first by category. 
  3. Select your campus and purchase type.
  4. Select the Order Product button or link to vendor site under the Purchasing & Details tab. You will be directed to our software download site or the vendor's site. 
  5. For Personal Purchase needs we have a storefront through Kivuto where some software can be purchased. Purchases through this site are ONLY for personal use and you should NOT use UMN funds to purchase. 
  6. Direct questions to software@umn.edu.
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Install Adobe® Acrobat® Pro software on University-owned devices at no cost to your department.  Staff & Faculty can purchase Work at Home rights for $9.75.
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Look here for some resources on finding Adobe Products.  Please see separate Technology Products listing for Adobe Acrobat.
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Anti-virus software protects your computer from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.  The following pages provide free options.
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Apple products are powered by four distinct operating systems, macOS, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS. 
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Esri's ArcGIS software suites enable you to analyze data and author geographic knowledge to examine relationships, test predictions, and ultimately make better decisions.
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Autodesk provides a wide range of design tools, including AutoCAD to be used in the fields of manufacturing, industrial design, architecture, construction, and civil engineering.
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DeWolfe Music offers premium quality production music available for download in WAV and MP3 formats. Their extensive music library includes every genre from classical music recordings to progressive electronic, hip hop, and alternative rock; and from epic fantasy to commercial jingles and sound...
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DreamSpark is a Microsoft program to provide students with software design and development tools at no charge.
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Search online bibliographic databases; organize references, images and PDFs in any language; and create bibliographies and figure lists instantly.  UMTC and UMM Libraries offer versions of EndNote, follow links below to find out more information.
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Microsoft Exchange Server is a messaging and collaborative software product developed by Microsoft.  Here at the University of Minnesota, with few exceptions, we are utilizing the Google infrastructure solutions.
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OIT does not hold a large quantity license for FlieMaker, for this reason we will provide some recomendations but highly suggest that you check pricing with a few different vendors before you place an order*
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Ghost Solution Suite provides high performance utilities for fast and safe system upgrading, backup, and recovery.
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HostExplorer is a full featured PC-to-host and Web-to-host terminal emulation solution that provides connections from a desktop to enterprise hosts.  Students, faculty, and staff as well as departments should buy the software for their work or personal computers directly from the vendor. See...
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JMP joins statistics with graphics: you are able to see your data from all angles and discover relationships and outliers that you may have missed.
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LabVIEW is a graphical programming environment used by engineers and scientists to develop sophisticated measurement, test, and control systems using intuitive graphical icons and wires that resemble a flowchart.
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Mathematica is a computational software program used in many scientific, engineering, mathematical and computing fields, based on symbolic mathematics.
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MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables you to perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional programming languages such as C, C++, and Fortran.
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Mimics is software used for medical image processing.
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Minitab, originally intended as a tool for teaching statistics, is a general-purpose statistical software package designed for easy interactive use. Minitab is well suited for instructional applications, but is also powerful enough to be used as a primary tool for analyzing research data.
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NVivo is a platform for analyzing unstructured data. It helps you organize, explore, uncover subtle connections, allows you to rigorously justify findings and share your work - easily and quickly.
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Microsoft Office is a suite of interrelated desktop applications, servers, and services.  
Personal Software Inspector (PSI) helps you identify the software installed on your computer and keep it up-to-date.
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Adobe® Presenter software is a plug-in for Microsoft® PowerPoint, helps you easily convert PowerPoint slides into rich media presentations and eLearning content without leaving the familiar PowerPoint environment.
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Microsoft Office Project gives you robust project management tools with the right blend of usability, power, and flexibility, so you can manage projects more efficiently and effectively.
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R
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.
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R-Wipe & Clean securely removes files, browser caches, temporary files, recently used file listings, and previously deleted files that are in the computer's unallocated space.
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RefWorks is a Web-based citation manager provided by the University Libraries.
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SAS
SAS is an integrated system of software products that enables you to perform data entry, retrieval, management, and mining; report writing and graphics; statistical analysis; business planning, forecasting, and decision support and more! 
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SharePoint Server is a software platform for collaboration and web publishing that combines a number of capabilities under a single server. Here at the University of Minnesota, with few exceptions, we are utilizing the Google infrastructure solutions.
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Solidworks is a complete CAD teaching tool. Featuring software plus a full curriculum and interactive courseware, SolidWorks® is your all-inclusive resource for teaching & learning 3D mechanical CAD, design validation, and data management.
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SPSS integrates and analyzes marketing, customer, and operational data.
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SQL Server is a relational database management system. Its primary query languages are T-SQL, Entity-SQL, and ANSI SQL.  Client Access Licenses (CALs) are covered for the SQL Server Licenses under the U of M's Microsoft EES Agreement. *Server Licenses need to be purchased through our Microsoft...
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Stata is an integrated statistical package designed for research professionals.
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Create compelling interactive e-learning courses easily with stunningly simple, remarkably powerful software.   
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SCCM is a systems management software product for managing large groups of Windows-based computer systems. 
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Visio Pro helps individuals and teams to create and share professional, versatile diagrams that simplify complex information.
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Visual Studio Professional simplifies the creation, debugging, and deployment of applications on a variety of platforms including the Cloud.
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General Information Microsoft Windows (Upgrade) is an operating system with a graphical user interface.  Windows 10 Enterprise for UMN owned computers now available.
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Windows Server is a server operating system that provides a highly secure network infrastructure and can increase technological efficiency and value.
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WinZip software "compresses" large files into smaller files for transfer over a network or for storage.
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Wolfram Alpha is a robust computational knowledge engine, the Pro version not only gets you to the answer, but helps you learn by providing detailed steps of the solution.
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X-Win32 server software connects Windows PCs with UNIX servers (including Sun Solaris, HP/UX, IBM AIX, SCO, and FreeBSD) and with Linux machines running Red Hat, SuSE, Mandrake, and other distributions of Linux. FastX is a modern solution for displaying remote Linux applications (X Clients) on your...

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