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About OIT Site-Licensed Software

OTI works with University academic and administrative departments to provide campus-wide and volume licensing agreements for commonly used software programs and applications.  To learn about software licensing agreements administered by OIT, please visit the Software Catalog.

Software Catalog

Software by Category

A-Z Software List

Campus-wide and volume licensing agreements administered by OIT are listed in the Software Catalog.  Most agreements are restricted to University-owned computers, but some do provide limited licensing to faculty and staff for home use.  Unless specified, licenses are generally not available for student use on personally-owned computers.  Students can find academic versions of many popular software products at the University Supply Store. Please note that each software agreement contains its own terms and conditions.  Generally, use of campus-wide software is limited to University business, academic, or research related purposes.  Details can be found for each product in the Software Catalog.

Other Software

Any software not listed in the Software Catalog must be purchased by the department or individual through normal procurement channels.  Many departments enter into software licensing agreements separately because the need for the software is limited.  Check with your academic or administrative department to determine if there is additional software available to you.

The University maintains standing contracts with three vendors for other software purchases.  Departments should request quotes from these vendors when possible.

Software Licensing Blog

Find software licensing news and announcements on the Software Licensing Blog.

Security Alerts

Phishing Attack – August 27

UA has had a large-scale phishing email that went out to many faculty, staff, and students. The email can be seen below. OIT encourages any users who engaged with the site to Read More about Phishing Attack – August 27

Phishing Attack – August 24

There is a wide spread phishing/scam attempt by someone impersonating the IT Service Desk and using a Crimson email address. You can view the email below. The University of Alabama will never Read More about Phishing Attack – August 24

Windows 10

On July 29th, Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 to consumers. The Office of Information Technology is strongly discouraging users from updating to Windows 10 in these first few months. At this time, Read More about Windows 10

Scheduled Outages

Full Network Outage – August 2nd

OIT will implement a full network outage on August 2nd from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. in order to replace outdated routers. Access to the Internet and other network-dependent services Read More about Full Network Outage – August 2nd

Banner, myBama and other services unavailable during July 26 upgrade

The Office of Information Technology will upgrade an Oracle system database and install the latest patches for it on Sunday, July 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. No databases affecting Read More about Banner, myBama and other services unavailable during July 26 upgrade

Banner, myBama and other services unavailable during July 19 upgrade

The Office of Information Technology will install operating system patches on the Oracle database servers on Sunday, July 19, from 8 a.m. to noon. The following services will not be Read More about Banner, myBama and other services unavailable during July 19 upgrade

Known Issues

The Known Issues Page is a checkpoint for our IT partners across campus. The page lists software compatibility issues and known fixes.

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