Supported Software

Microsoft Office Suite for Macintosh or Windows:

  • Drake owned computers come pre-loaded with Microsoft Office. If you wish to request an update please see the service catalog to submit a request.
  • Faculty, staff, and students may obtain a copy of office for personal use on non university owned computers  via E-Academy link from the “IT Support Center tab” within blueview. For detailed information on how to obtain the software click here.

Apple OS:

  • The Apple OS is licensed for use on Drake owned computers. If you wish to request an update please see the service catalog to submit a request.

Adobe products: Drake University is a participant in Adobe’s “Contractual Licensing Program” which enabled purchase of many of Adobe’s software products at a considerable discount for use on University owned computers. The program also enables students, faculty and staff to purchase Adobe software for their own computers at significant discounts.

  • Faculty, staff, and students may purchase a copy of adobe products for personal use on non university owned computers  via E-Academy link from the “IT Support Center tab” within blueview.

Sophos Antivirus: Pushes out updated virus definitions to clients proactively and protects against Spyware and Malware

  • Faculty and staff using University owned computers have Sophos pre-installed.
  • Students, faculty and staff may download the current version of Sophos for personal use. Note that this version must be updated each year.
    Windows
    Macintosh

Mathematica for Macintosh or Windows:

  • Students may obtain a current copy at no cost from the Support Center if enrolled in a class that requires the software.
  • Faculty and staff may request installation via the service catalog.

SPSS for Macintosh or Windows:

  • Faculty and staff may request installation via the service catalogNote: SPSS may only be used for research and teaching. The software is not licensed for for-profit or administrative use.
  • Faculty, staff, and students may obtain a copy of SPSS products for personal use on non university owned computers  via E-Academy link from the “IT Support Center tab” within blueview.

SAS: