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Microsoft Software for EE Faculty, Staff, and Students
The UW Microsoft Campus Agreement makes certain Microsoft software packages available to students, faculty, and staff either for free or at a very reduced price.
For both institutional use and personal use, please refer to UW-IT's Microsoft software page.
UW-IT manages the software licenses for all Microsoft products. What is and isn't available to us changes every year when UW and Microsoft renegotiate our campus licenses. For example - as of April 2018, Office 365 is the only option for personal use by UW faculty, staff, and students.
Windows and other Microsoft Software
There are a substantial number of additional Microsoft software titles available specifically to the EE department, including developer tools and server software. UWEE students, faculty, and staff can browse what's available, as well as download the software, from our "Microsoft Imagine" web store.
You must log in using your UW account info to download software from the website. In the upper right section of all store pages, you'll find a "Sign In" link - click on it. A popup window requesting your UW username and password will open. Log in with your UW username and password, exactly as you would to access protected content on the EE website.
Most of the software is provided as .iso (CD/DVD) image files, which can be downloaded and then burned onto a CD-R or DVD-R. After you log in, you can select the software package(s) you wish to download and add them to your shopping cart. When finished, select "checkout" - you'll be presented with options for downloading your software. You'll also be provided with the serial numbers you should use when installing - be sure to copy and save them!
UW EE's "Microsoft Imagine" web store
If you have any questions or run into any problems, please contact the EE Helpdesk.