Software Distribution and Licensing

Georgia Tech, the College of Computing and the University System of Georgia offer a number of resources related to software distribution and licensing for faculty, staff, and students.
 

DreamSpark (Formerly MSDN Academic Alliance)

If you are interested in software from Microsoft (excluding Microsoft Office products) and you are using the softwareproducts in support of academic purposes then you can use the College's DreamSpark service.  For College-owned equipment, the DreamSpark program provides access to additional Microsoft software that is not included in the campus MS site license.  Students enrolled in any CoC class can download any of this software to use on their personally-owned system for academic purposes (and may legally continue to use it even when no longer enrolled in CoC classes, as long as the use is for academic purposes).  Faculty may download this software for use on personally owned systems, for academic purposes only.

  • First, read the DreamSpark FAQ.
  • Then, read the DreamSpark Program Usage Guidelines found on the Microsoft DreamSpark website
  • Then, go to our  DreamSpark login page.
  • Your login will be your GT mail address (or, for staff, your CC account):
     
If you... DreamSpark Login Format Example
* Enrolled at GT before Spring '06 gtxNNNx@mail.gatech.edu gtx333p@mail.gatech.edu
* Enrolled at GT on or after Spring '06 flastN@mail.gatech.edu gburdell3@mail.gatech.edu
* Have a mail alias alias@gatech.edu gpburdell@gatech.edu
Are Faculty or Staff name@cc.gatech.edu burdell@cc.gatech.edu

(*) Please note that you must be currently enrolled in a College of Computing course for credit or a faculty member in order to get DreamSpark software.
 

OIT Software Distribution

Georgia Tech's Office of Information Technology has made agreements with various software distributors in order to supply the campus with software needs.

Of particular interest, is Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus for Students:

Georgia Tech e-Academy

For software that is not free for personal use (e.g. MS Office), but available for discounted purchase, Georgia Tech has entered into an agreement with the Kivuto Solutions (formerly E-Academy) Webstore service.  Every student should eventually receive an email in their default Georgia Tech email account from kivuto.com (formerly E-Academy.com) with information on purchasing educational versions of Microsoft and other software.  Log in to E-Academy with your email address and the password sent to you.

University System of Georgia's Software Resource & Services (SRS) Site

In addition to the services that Georgia Tech entities provide, there is also the University System of Georgia's Software Resource & Services site which provides discount software packages for institutional and personal use. The College of Computing does not support or distribute this software directly.