Software at NAU
ITS offers software support for faculty, staff, and students to allow the campus community to achieve academic and administrative goals and functions. Many software applications are available as a part of current desktop images, with additional software available for download or remote access.
If you need to purchase software that was not included in the standard NAU image, please review what is currently available before starting the software purchase process.
If you need software that was not already on your NAU-owned machine, check the ITS software downloads page. This area provides access to software you can download and install onto your work and home computer.
Not familiar with the ITS software download tool? Check out this quick video to learn more.
Your NAU User ID and password are required. Your NAU affiliation may determine which software which you are authorized to use.
Know the rules
All NAU employees and students should read and be familiar with the Appropriate Use of IT Resources policy.
Additional software information
- MATLAB & MathWorks
- Microsoft Software Center
- Software purchasing
- Statistical software
Office 365 on a personal computer
Current supported operating systems
NAU-owned computers provided to NAU faculty, staff, and student employees utilize current desktop image standards. ITS supports multiple versions of Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. Detailed information on each can be found in the Knowledge Base.
Current NAU licensing partnerships and educational discounts
Adobe Products Accordion Closed
NAU participates in institutional purchases of Adobe software with educational discounts. To learn more about purchasing Adobe software, please visit our Adobe Software Knowledge Base article.
Microsoft Products Accordion Closed
NAU participates in multiple license agreements for use of Microsoft software on institutionally-owned computers. NAU also participates in some programs for use of Microsoft software on home machines. To learn more about purchasing or acquiring Microsoft software, please visit our Office 365 Knowledge Base article.
Microsoft EES Agreement
ITS maintains a software licensing agreement with Microsoft called the Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES). NAU’s Agreement covers faculty, staff, students & lab systems at NAU, as well as Air Force or Army ROTC, and designated graduate assistants. This agreement does not cover NAU affiliates.
Microsoft Project and Visio
Antivirus Software Accordion Closed
NAU provides the Microsoft Endpoint Protection, also known as Windows Defender Antivirus, for NAU-owned machines.
To learn more about Antivirus software, please refer to our antivirus software at NAU page.
Oracle Client Software Accordion Closed
Oracle Client Software is required to directly access ITS supported Oracle databases. You may not require this software if you access Oracle databases via an application such as PeopleSoft or Blackboard Learn.
For help with installing the Oracle Client software, please visit our Oracle Client Installation Knowledge Base article.
Statistical Software Accordion Closed
ITS supports several statistical programs at NAU that may be installed on faculty, staff, departmental, and student computers for non-commercial, Academic or Academic Research use only. These include SPSS (also called PASW, this includes AMOS), SAS, and JMP running on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.
For help with licensing and purchasing of Statistical software, please visit our Survey & Statistical Software page.
ITS applies automatic updates to operating systems and specific software for University owned devices. Software Support varies depending on your affiliation with NAU, but general support is provided for Microsoft, Adobe, and SQL.
ITS recommends updating software as often as possible. Certain software such as Firefox, Java, or even Microsoft Office should not be updated for business use cases. If you are uncertain if you fall into one of these use cases, please contact the ITS Solution Center at 928-523-1511 so that we may provide consultation.