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This page is designed to help you obtain recommended software licensed for distribution by The College of Saint Rose. Some of the applications listed have special licensing requirements and may require your username and password to install.

If you have any questions about the software listed, please contact Technology Support Services at x4357 (H-E-L-P) or 454-2190.

Anti-Virus and Security

Windows Defender

Windows Defender for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows RT provides built-in protection against malware. Windows Defender is already included and ready to go.

Avira Free Antivirus for Mac

This free Antivirus for Mac uses award-winning technology to protect you against online threats, including viruses, Trojans, adware and spyware. Download Avira here.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Many members of the St. Rose community take advantage of the features of the Adobe Creative Cloud. Recent changes to Adobe’s licensing model will change the way that everyone will need to interact with Adobe products in order to continue using the available features. These changes will affect students using our public computers and employees using their office computers differently.

The IT department used to manage the installations of the Adobe Creative Cloud (CC from here forward) with serial number licenses. This means that we would install the applications and apply a serial number to the installations. Adobe has changed their licensing model for the 2019 release and future releases of CC to be based on Adobe ID’s. Based on their new licensing model, every employee (faculty, staff, and administration) will need to have a Named User License and each public device will be assigned a Shared Device License.

A Named User License (NUL) is a license that is assigned to an employee’s account that will allow them to use CC. The IT department has setup a system to allow employees to log into CC with your network account (your standard email address and password).

A Share Device License (SDL) is a license that will be applied to all of our public computers (labs, teacher stations, public kiosks, etc.). A computer with CC installed with a SDL allows anyone with an Adobe account to log in and use all of the CC applications that are installed.

What does this mean for you?

For faculty, there are two scenarios to discuss, your office computers and public computers.

On your office computer, if you currently have an older version of the Creative Suite (2018 and older) you are welcome to continue using that as you have been. This will often cause compatibility issues if you receive files created with the newest versions of Adobe, so an update to 2019 might be needed. If you are using Adobe 2019, you will need to contact the IT department to have a NUL assigned to your account. Although you could create your own Adobe ID like the students, you will be unable to access Adobe 2019 on your office computer by doing this.

On public computers, you can still use the NUL that is assigned to you. The Adobe ID that we create for you will also work on public computers. Once it is created, your Named User License will work on your office computer and on public computers, so contact the Helpdesk to have a license assigned to you.

For staff, just like the faculty, if you have an older version of the CC applications installed, you are welcome to continue to use it. If the 2019 Adobe suite is installed on your computer, you will also need to have a NUL assigned to your account. In that case, contact the IT department to have a license assigned to your account.

Purchasing Programs (Faculty & staff)

Please note that ITS cannot provide any assistance with the downloading or installation of software on personally owned computers.

Microsoft Office 365

Employees are eligible to download Office 365 ProPlus – for free! The package can be installed on up to five personal devices, including Windows and Mac computers as well as tablets and smart phones that support the apps. The app package includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

Get Started:

Go to and log in with your STROSE Email and password (include

How to Install:

Getting Help:

For help, visit Microsoft’s documentation on Getting started with Office Online. If you are not able to log in to the Office 365 website, please contact Technology Support Services at or by calling 518-454-2190. Please keep in mind that ITS staff cannot assist with installing software or troubleshooting your personal computers or devices. They can help with logging in. If you should require assistance installing or configuring the Office ProPlus product on your devices, please contact Microsoft or your preferred method of support.


  • When saving files, be aware that cloud services are available as Save As locations, such as OneDrive. The College does not support the use of OneDrive so you are encouraged to save to your local computer or device.
  • Eligibility for this program expires when you are no longer an employee, as defined by existing College policy.

If you’re a student, teacher, administrator, or staff member, you’ll get special pricing on the full range of Macintosh computers, plus select third-party products. Software Shop

Affiliated with the Saint Rose bookstore, this website offers software and technology products, including those published by Microsoft and Adobe, at discounts of up to 85 percent off retail prices to verified academic buyers. These prices can’t be beat!


GovConnection is dedicated to fulfilling the unique, specialized IT needs of academic institutions (K-12 and higher education), state and local governments throughout the United States.

Maplesoft’s Maple

Maple brings the problem-solving power of expert mathematicians to your computer. Hundreds of thousands of students rely on Maple to help them succeed in math.


Dell Member Purchase Program for students, faculty, and staff.


Everything you need: flash drives & memory; blank CD’s & DVD’s; digital & video cameras; PC’s & laptops; software; keyboards & mice; backpacks & laptop cases; printers & ink; TV’s; GPS; PDA’s; Bluetooth headset & car kits; even Xbox 360 – all at volume educational discount prices.

SPSS 24 Faculty only download


SAS JMP Pro Faculty only download