There are different ways to get software for home use depending on the particular application.
Software for home use can be obtained by the following means:
- Desktop Anywhere
- The IT Shop
- University of Leeds OnTheHub
Desktop Anywhere is a virtual desktop which is available to staff and students. It offers many of the Cluster Desktop applications and can be accessed using a small piece of software called Citrix Receiver (see the Desktop Anywhere web page).
The IT Shop
The IT Shop gives staff and students access to site-licensed software (where home use is included) for local installation. Areas covered include charting, image processing and design, mapping and GIS, maths and numerical analysis, statistical analysis and miscellaneous. There is a nominal administrative/media charge and use of the software is allowed for as long as you remain a member of the University.
University of Leeds OnTheHub
University of Leeds OnTheHub gives:
- Staff access to Microsoft Work at Home products for a nominal charge
- Staff and students free access to Microsoft Imagine Standard products
- Staff and students of science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) departments free access to Microsoft Imagine Premium products
- Staff and students of STEM departments free access to VMware products
The first three options are available as a result of the University's Microsoft Campus agreement. The VMware products are made available via the University's VMware Academic Program.
Members of staff are not allowed to continue using the Microsoft Work at Home, Microsoft Imagine Standard/Premium or VMware products after they have left the University. Students are allowed to continue using the Microsoft Imagine Standard/Premium products after they have left the University but are not allowed to continue using the VMware products.
It is also important to familiarise yourself with any applicable terms and conditions issued by the company governing the purchase and use of their products.
Note: The IT Service Desk does not sell software.