Software Updates – October 2015

ITS continues to update the software available for students, faculty and staff on Northeastern-owned and personal computers around the university. New versions out now include:

SPSS and Amos 23

Updates to the predictive analytics and statistical modeling solutions include new rules, models, database capabilities and more. On personal and Northeastern-owned, unmanaged computers the software is for academic use only.

  • Windows – SPSS & Amos – Available on all ITS-managed lab computers and faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers under Start > All Programs > Statistical and Computational > SPSS > SPSS 23. To install on Northeastern-owned, unmanaged computers, submit a Locally Installed Software request through the ServiceNow portal (sign-in may be required). To install on student/faculty/staff personal computers, go to myNEU > Software Downloads.
  • Mac – SPSS only – Available on all ITS-managed lab computers and faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers under Applications. To install on Northeastern-owned, unmanaged computers, submit a Locally Installed Software request through the ServiceNow portal (sign-in may be required). To install on student/faculty/staff personal computers, go to myNEU > Software Downloads.

Abaqus 6.13-2

In this release, this engineering simulation suite offers a wider range of functionality, particularly regarding the ability to capture edge behavior, and improves the modeling process of finite elements.

  • Windows – Available on all ITS-managed lab computers and faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers under Start > All Programs > Department Applications > Engineering > Abaqus 6.13-2.
  • Mac – Not available

CES EduPack 2015

The latest version of the materials education resource focuses on enhancements that engage students with tools and features that provide real-world context.

  • Windows – Available on all ITS-managed lab computers and faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers under Start > All Programs > Department Applications > Engineering > CES EduPack 2015.
  • Mac – Not available.

FileMaker Pro 14

Updates to this new version of the relational database application include the ability to access in a web browser the same tools and features as are available in the desktop solution.

  • Windows – Available for installation on all faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers through Start > All Programs > Microsoft System Center > Software Center.
  • Mac – Available for installation on all faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers through Self-Service.

Storyline 2 – Update 6

This release of the interactive-teaching tool includes additional HTML5 support across browsers and new accessibility features. Visit the Academic Technology Service’s site for more on Storyline.

  • Windows – Available for installation on faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers through Start > All Programs > Microsoft System Center > Software Center. Also available in the Digital Scholarship Commons lab.
  • Mac – Not available.

New Software Available – Summer 2015

New and the latest versions of software are now available to the Northeastern community in ITS-managed labs, on Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers and for local install. Software availability is based on the Summer 2015 image.

If you are on a managed computer and are not seeing the latest software in Start or Software Center on Windows, or in Applications or Self Service on Mac, you may want to consider having your machine reimaged. You can do this by contacting the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or help@northeastern.edu.

Also check out the Spring 2015 new software for anything you might have missed, including:

  • Microsoft Project and Visio 2013
  • Palo Alto GlobalProtect VPN
  • Dreamspark
  • New local install options for Northeastern-owned, unmanaged computers

Mathematica 10

The latest version of this program introduces a number of new features, including machine learning, computational geometry, geographic computation, and device connectivity.

  • Windows – Available for all ITS-managed lab and faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers through Start > All Programs > Statistical and Computational > Mathematica.
  • Mac – Coming soon to all ITS-managed lab  computers under Applications, and faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers in Self-Service. This post will be updated to reflect when the software is available.

Storyline2, Replay and Character Bundles

This software, previously only available in the Digital Scholarship Commons lab, provides a PowerPoint-compatible interface to help create engaging and interactive online course materials that blend instruction, audio, video, and optional assessment.

  • Windows – Available for installation on faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers through Start > All Programs > Microsoft System Center > Software Center. Also available in the Digital Scholarship Commons lab.
  • Mac – Not available.

SketchUp Pro 2015

The architecture and design software latest version provides new capabilities – from faster rendering to entirely new tools.

  • Windows – Available for all ITS-managed lab and faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers through Start > All Programs > Design & CAD > SketchUp Pro.
  • Mac – Available for all ITS-managed lab computers under Applications.

FileMaker Pro 13

This new version of this relational database application includes new design, development and security features for all platforms, along with an improved client for both iPhone and iPad.

NOTE: As part of this update, ITS will be retiring FileMaker Pro 12 and 10, removing from all faculty/staff managed computers and ITS-managed lab computers in mid-May 2015. Faculty/staff who need to use the application, please follow the instructions below for how to install a local copy of the new version.

  • Windows – FileMaker Pro 13 is available for installation on faculty/staff managed computers through Start > All Programs > Microsoft System Center > Software Center.
  • Mac – FileMaker Pro 13 is available for installation on faculty/staff managed computers through Self-Service.

Aspen Plus 8.6

This version of the chemical process optimization software includes advances in modeling, analysis and reporting.

  • Windows – Available for all ITS-managed lab and faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers through Start > All Programs > AspenTech > Process Modeling V8.6 > Aspen Plus.
  • Mac – Not available.

Stata 13

This version of the data analysis and statistical software provides enhanced capabilities in many areas, from new treatment effects and models to greater options for sample sizes and forecasting.

  • Windows – Available for all faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers through Start > All Programs > Statistical and Computational > Stata.
  • Mac – Stata 13 is available for installation on faculty/staff managed computers through Self-Service (Stat & Comp).