These pages are dedicated to online resources where you can download software to aid your studies.
Azure Dev Essentials for Teaching
All students in the School of Computing are entitled to access Aure Dev Essentials for Teaching. Azure Dev Essentials was previously known and Imagine Premium (and Dreamspark and MSDNAA) and allows free access to developer tools, operating systems and server applications. Follow the instruction on how to sign up and how to use it here: http://www.comp.rgu.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/AzureDevForTeachingSignupInstructions.pdf (PDF)
To download Windows 10 and other development tools, Microsoft have a new My Visual Studio website.
To visit, please click the following link.
You have the ability to download and install Microsoft Office 2016 on your own devices. This will be delivered via Microsoft Office 365 for everyone while they have an active account with RGU. To access this functionality you will require to login to:
To login you must use the following credentials:
P: Your standard RGU password
For more details about Office 365, see the IT Services Helpdesk Support Pages on http://you.rgu.ac.uk. Direct link here: https://you.rgu.ac.uk/org/its/helpdesk/SitePages/Office365%20-%20Staff.aspx
Students who are currently being taught using virtual machines can download any of the VMware titles on the webstore free and can also gain access to online VMware training materials. Click here to find out more and the link to the VMAP site
This year we have added a new product to our software list to replace the ageing Rational Rose licence. This software is called Astah professional and as well as being able to install it on any School of Computing PC, we can offer it to students for their personal machines too. Click here to find out more about how to obtain your copy.
Sign up for the Github student pack at https://education.github.com/pack. It will give a free private repository for your code.
Professional developer tools from JetBrains. The All Products is downloadable from: https://www.jetbrains.com/student/
Autodesk allow free downloads of their software for students and educators. Signup at http://students.autodesk.com
A Guide to Free Software
Click on this link to view a PDF about Open Source and Free software for your PC: http://www.comp.rgu.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/SoftwareForFree.pdf (PDF)