Software for ISU Faculty & Staff (on personal owned devices)
Tech Cyte offers a wide variety of software at educational prices for ISU students, faculty & staff, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, Adobe Creative Suite, and more! If you're looking for something that's not listed, just let us know and we'll see if we can special order it for you. Also, check out the ITS Software for Faculty & Staff page to find information about other software that has been licensed by ISU or one of its departments or units that may be available to ISU faculty, staff, and students.
Microsoft Office for Faculty/Staff
Office 365 ProPlus
Office 365 ProPlus is available for free to Iowa State faculty and staff for their personal use. To access the software, log in to Office 365, view the ProPlus license, and download the latest version of Office. This offering allows faculty and staff to install Office on 5 computers (Windows or Mac) and on 5 mobile devices of their choice. While free to all faculty and staff, the benefits of the ProPlus program will be severed when an individual leaves the university. It is the understanding of ITS that the software will continue to function in a read-only mode until the user opts to purchase a license or personal subscription. Should a new version of Office come out when the user is still affiliated with the university, upgrading to that version will be free.
OnTheHub educationally-priced software available for faculty & staff to download purchase. Requires an active ISU email address.
- Go to iastate.onthehub.com.
- Create an account using your ISU email address.
- Add your desired software to the cart.
- Purchase software using a credit card.
- After purchase, you will be provided with a download link and product key.
NOTE: Save your product key somewhere safe. The website will only keep record of your product key for one month after purchase.
Azure Dev Tools for Teaching
Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (formerly Microsoft Imagine) is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning and teaching purposes including the most current Microsoft operating systems, server products (e.g, SQL Server), development software (e.g., Visual Studio, SDKs, DDKs), applications (e.g., Project, Access), and training tools (e.g., Azure).
License Information: Azure Dev Tools for Teaching is available to use at no charge for educational purposes, and cannot be used for infrastructure or commercial development. For license questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download Azure Dev Tools for Teaching products: Go to Azure Dev Tools for Teaching and sign in using your ISU Net-ID and password.
Educationally-priced and Site-Licensed Software
Don't see what you need? Contact us and we'll see if we can special order it for you - or - visit the ITS Software Information page to find information about other software that has been licensed by ISU or one of its departments or units that may be available to other ISU faculty, staff, and students.
Note: Pricing is subject to change without notice. Please contact us for current pricing.
ISU Departments - for ISU owned computers
Iowa State University Departments should contact their department's Contact of Record for Microsoft Software before purchasing Microsoft Software. For current pricing and available Microsoft software, please contact Tech Cyte for a quote for current pricing by calling 515-294-8357 or emailing email@example.com.
Iowa State University now has a contract with Adobe to offer the Creative Cloud for Enterprise. There is no cost to participate in this program.
For information about how to install on ISU owned computers, please contact your department/college IT or CorePlus coordinator for access and instructions.
Non-ISU funded Departments
If you are not directly funded by Iowa State University, but still affiliated with ISU, you still have access to the Adobe CLP program. For current pricing and available Adobe CLP software, please contact Tech Cyte for a quote for current pricing. Call 515-294-8357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.