Buy Software

You can procure software in a number of ways:

  1. From UConn Health Information Technology (IT)
  2. The Software Licensing Group (SLG) at UConn, Storrs
  3. Directly from the vendor

Option 1 – UConn Health IT

UConn Health IT sells the Bundled Standard Desktop Package (for PC or Mac) for a monthly fee of $10, which provides you with UConn Health IT support and software updates/upgrades. In addition to the core software packages included in the bundle (shown below), you may also request adding any or all of the following Microsoft products at no extra cost: Office 2016; Office 2016 compatibility tools; Project 2016; Visio 2016. If you don’t subscribe to the Standard Package and would like to obtain these Microsoft products, we direct you to procure them from the UConn Storrs Bookstore (Option 2 – see below).


Bundled Standard Desktop Package
Personal Computer (PC) Macintosh Computer (Mac)
  • .NET 3.5 and 4.6
  • Adobe Reader (latest version)
  • Adobe Flash (Active X and Plugin browser versions, latest versions)
  • Adobe Shockwave Player (latest version)
  • Windows Media Player 12 (Windows 7)
  • Citrix On-line Plugin
  • Forefront Identity Manager Add-in and Extensions
  • iSiteEnterprise
  • iSiteExt
  • Java 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • MicroFocus OnWeb Web-to-Host Pro Client
  • Microsoft BGInfo
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 (Access, Excel, OneDrive for Business, One Note, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Skype for Business (Lync), Word)
  • Microsoft Silverlight (latest version)
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • Windows Media Player
  • Office for Mac 2011*
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • Firefox v10
  • Citrix v11.4
  • Adobe Reader v10
  • VLC v1.1.12
  • Java
  • Adobe Flash
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • VLC Media Player
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • Citrix Receiver v12
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection v12
  • VPN Access – Junos Pulse v5
  • Office for Mac 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note, Lync, Outlook)
  • OsiriX (free Research Software)
  • Image J (free Research Software)
  • CMap Tools (free Research Software)
  • R for Mac (free Research Software)
  • RStudio (free Research Software)

* Cisco VPN client is no longer used on Macs. Now accessed through

In addition to the Standard Desktop Bundle, you can obtain other software titles. Please note that some titles incur a charge while others are free as described below.

UConn Health Individual (Premium) Software Titles

  • Endnote is available via HuskyBuy/GovConnection
  • Adobe Acrobat is available via HuskyBuy/GovConnection
  • Adobe Photoshop is available via HuskyBuy/GovConnection

Option 2 – UConn Storrs Bookstore Software Licensing Group (SLG)

Please visit the SLG webpage for a listing of available titles. License agreements and cost recoveries vary by software title. Use the link for each title to learn more about the software title and the charge. Please note that you have to work directly with the SLG to obtain the software. A list of contact emails is available on their Support page. Please contact us if you need help with the procurement and installation of the software. Some of the titles available include:

  • SPSS for Windows+
  • MatLab+
  • SAS+
  • Mathematica+
  • LabView+
  • Maple+
  • NVivo+
  • Minitab+
  • Respondus+
  • Comsol+

Option 3 – Software Vendors

If the software you’re looking for is not currently offered through UConn Health or Storrs, IT can help you find a vendor that offers the best pricing and can also assist you with placing your order and installing the software upon arrival. Alternately, you can order and install the software directly without involvement from IT.