Software Updates for 2018

In addition to the new version of Blackboard, you will be able to take advantage of expanded access to other applications bundled into Windows 10 via AppV, and in our new virtual application service, Appcloud. As of Fall 2017, the standard supported operating systems are Windows 10 and Mac OS X Sierra with Microsoft Office 2016.

Reminders: Be sure to update your Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) software and Virtual Print Client. SEP is available in Software Downloads on myNortheastern, from the ITS Service Desk and on Northeastern-managed faculty/staff computers. The Virtual Print Client, used to send your files to the Swipe-to-Print stations all over campus, can be found in Software Downloads on myNortheastern.

Adobe Creative Cloud – Now available in ITS computer labs

All Adobe Creative Cloud products and services are now available to all Northeastern faculty, staff and students on ITS computer lab Mac and Windows computers. Remember that Creative Cloud is available for FREE for facutly and staff as part of the university’s license agreement with Adobe, and it is available at a reduced rate for students in Tech Marketplace on myNortheastern. See the Adobe Creative Cloud ITS web page for details.

For additional information on Creative Cloud availability for individual computers, see the Fall newsletter article.

NVivo – access on Appcloud

Version 11

NVivo is software that supports qualitative and mixed-methods research. It’s designed to help you organize, analyze and find insights in unstructured, or qualitative data like: interviews, open-ended survey responses, articles, social media and web content.

  • Windows: Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers, InfoCommons, Appcloud, and Software Downloads
  • Mac: Appcloud – NEW

Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate – upgrade

Version 2017

Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2017  is an end-to-end creation and production solution, packed with tools used by leading artists working in visual effects, game development, and other 3D animation production. It contains: 3DS Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, Softimage 2015 R2, and ReCap 2016.
  • Windows: Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers, ITS-managed computer labs
  • Mac: Not available

Articulate 360/Storyline 360 – upgrade

Version 3.0.11025.0

Interactive presentation software for adding and editing text and images, recording audio narration, embedding YouTube videos or other audio or video, setting up basic quizzing slides, and publishing to Blackboard for gradebook integration. Available by request at https://web.northeastern.edu/nle/tools/articulate-360/.

  • Windows: Faculty/staff Northeastern computers, DMC-DSC computer labs, 140 Snell Library
  • Mac: Not available

Zoom Text – upgrade

Version 2016 and 2017

ZoomText Magnifier/Reader is a fully-integrated magnification and reading program tailored for low-vision users.

  • Windows: Faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers (Software Center), ITS labs, Appcloud
  • Mac: Appcloud

StataSE – upgrade

Version 15

StataSE is software for managing, analyzing and graphing data.

  • Windows: Faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers, ITS computer labs, Appcloud
  • Mac: Faculty/staff Northeastern-managed Macs in Self-Service, ITS computer labs, Appcloud

CES EduPack – upgrade

CES EduPack is a unique set of teaching resources that support Materials Education across Engineering, Design, Science and Sustainable Development.

  • Windows: Faculty/staff Northeastern-managed computers, ITS computer labs
  • Mac: Not available

Gaussian 16 & GaussView 6 Coming Soon!

Northeastern ITS will be making the latest version of these Gaussian software programs available to all ITS-managed Windows computers. Gaussian will also be available through the Discovery Cluster (ITS Research Computing high performance computing (HPC) clusters) to help with any computational chemistry work for faculty, staff and student academic needs.

Gaussian 16 is the latest version of the Gaussian series of electronic structure programs, used by chemists, chemical engineers, biochemists, physicists and other scientists worldwide. Gaussian 16 provides a wide-ranging suite of the most advanced modeling capabilities available. You can use it to investigate the real-world chemical problems that interest you, in all of their complexity, even on modest computer hardware.

GaussView 6 is the latest version of a graphical interface used with Gaussian. GaussView 6 aids in the creation of Gaussian input files, enables the user to run Gaussian calculations from a graphical interface without the need for using a command-line instruction.”


Additional titles will become available as they are tested and deployed. Check the Available Software charts for Faculty/Staff Standard Configuration or Labs, Classrooms and Individual Access to find the title you wish to use.

Need Help or to Get a Re-Image?

If you are a faculty or staff member on a managed computer and are not seeing the latest software updates in Start or Software Center on Windows, or in Applications of Self Service on Mac, you may want to consider having your computer re-imaged.

For information on re-imaging your computer, search the ServiceNow Knowledge Base for “reimage,” or by contacting the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or help@northeastern.edu.

We are more than happy to assist getting you on board with the newest versions available.

Software Updates Available Starting in Summer 2017

Check out all the latest upgraded versions of software available to the Northeastern community. This software is available in Northeastern ITS-managed labs, on Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers and for local installation.

For information on the various ways to access software, visit Software Access for Individual Use. For a complete list of software titles and how each is distributed, visit the Available Software section.*

Software Version Updates

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 – Available on Northeastern-managed faculty/staff computers and via local installation for Northeastern-owned but un-managed computers by submitting a service request in ServiceNow.
  • ChemDraw Professional 16 – Available for faculty/staff and lab images for both Windows and Mac computers.
  • Respondus Lock Down – Available on Northeastern-managed faculty/staff computers, classrooms and labs for both Mac and Windows computers. This is the software the students use when the instructor has created a test using Respondus Test Creator.
  • CES Edupack 2016 – Available for a Northeastern-managed Windows computer and via Remote App.
  • JMP Pro 13 – Available for a Northeastern-managed Windows or Mac computer and via Software Downloads from myNEU. Versions 11 and 12 are also available, but only version 13 is compatible with Mac OS 10.12, Sierra.
    • Online Training for JMP Pro and SAS is available for FREE to faculty and students.
  • SketchUp Pro 2017 – Available for Windows and Mac faculty/staff images and in computer labs.

Additional titles will be available as they are tested and deployed. Check the Available Software charts for Faculty/Staff Standard Configuration or Labs, Classrooms and Individual Access to find the title you wish to use.

*NOTE: If you are a faculty or staff member on a managed computer and are not seeing the latest software updates in Start or Software Center on Windows, or in Applications of Self Service on Mac, you may want to consider having your computer re-imaged.

Have Questions or Need Help?

For information on re-imaging your computer, search the Service-Now Knowledge Base for “re-image” or contact the ITS Service Desk at 617.373.4357 (xHELP) or help@northeastern.edu. We are more than happy to help get you on board with the newest versions 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).

New Software Available – Fall 2014

New and the latest versions of software are now available to the Northeastern community in ITS managed labs, on Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed machines and for local install. Software availability is based on the Fall 2014 image. If you are using an older image, and therefore are not seeing the latest software, you may want to consider having your machine reimaged, which you can do by contacting the ITS Service Desk.

Microsoft Office 2013

The Northeastern community now has access to the latest version of Microsoft’s Office suite. In-depth tutorials on the changes from Office 2010 can be viewed by going to lynda.northeastern.edu and searching for “Migrating from Office 2010 to Office 2013.”

  • Windows – All ITS-managed lab machines and Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers with the Fall image. Faculty/Staff – It is also available through Software Center for download. NOTE: Installing Office 2013 will overwrite any copy of Office 2010. If for some reason you need Office 2010, it will be available through Software Center. Office 2010 will NOT overwrite Office 2013.
  • Mac – Not available. The latest version of Microsoft Office for Mac is 2011.

Adobe Acrobat XI Pro

The latest version of the PDF reader, editor and creator is out.

  • Windows – All ITS-managed lab machines and Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers via All Programs > Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed machines – also available through Software Center.
  • Mac – (OS 10.9 only) All ITS-managed lab machines and Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed machines running OS 10.9 (Mavericks). Faculty/Staff – use Self Service.

Adobe Creative Cloud 2014

64-bit systems only
New this fall, Northeastern has moved to Adobe’s Creative Cloud service for access to design and production applications, including Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and InDesign.

  • Windows – All ITS-managed lab machines and Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers. Faculty/Staff – Use Software Center to download. There are several different software packages available, based on your needs. Details can be found here. If you do not see it in Software Center, see How to: Determine if your operating system is 32-bit or 64-bit. Unmanaged Northeastern machines can contact the ITS Service Desk for local install.
  • Mac – (OS 10.9 only) All ITS-managed lab machines and Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed machines running OS 10.9 (Mavericks). Faculty/Staff – use Self Service. Unmanaged Northeastern machines running OS 10.9 can contact the ITS Service Desk for local install.
  • Imaged non-ITS labs can contact the Service Desk to upgrade to Creative Cloud.

MATLAB

The high-level language and interactive environment that lets you focus on your course work and applications, rather than on programming details is now FREE for students

  • Student personal computers: Free, direct from vendor. For instructions, go to the Knowledge Base for the solution (you may need to sign in with your myNEU username and password). That link will work ONLY for students. To download and install additional toolboxes, see the directions in this solution.

ChemBioDraw 14

The new version of this chemistry structure and biology pathway drawing application.

  • Windows – Not available.
  • Mac – All ITS-managed lab machines and Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers. Faculty/Staff use Self-Service to download.

Maya 2015

Autodesk’s 3D animation software now has many new toolsets for simulation, effects, animation, modeling, shading, and rendering.

AutoCAD 2015

64-bit systems only
The powerful design software now includes a refreshed modern interface and timesaving productivity tools such as the New Tab page, Ribbon galleries, and Command preview. Please note that AutoCAD 2011 has been retired.

Revit 2015

64-bit systems only
This building information-modeling software for architects now has new and enhanced collaboration, design, documentation and visualization tools. 

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015

64-bit systems only
The latest version of this software for civil engineering design, analysis and simulation has significant enhancements across the toolsets, particularly in the interface, and the interoperability and data exchange features.

SOLIDWORKS 2014- 2015

64-bit systems only 
The 3D design software includes new toolsets for design, workflow, performance, visualization and product development.

Minitab 17

The latest release of this software has new and improved statistical features, and an enhanced Assistant that provides greater help performing and interpreting analyses. Please note that Minitab 15 has been retired.

  • Windows – All ITS-managed lab machines and Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers via All Programs > Statistical and Computational > Minitab, and through RemoteApp.
  • Mac – Available through RemoteApp.

ArcGIS Desktop 10.2.2

This geographic information systems (GIS) software is for designing and managing solutions through the application of geographic knowledge.

  • Windows – All ITS-managed lab machines via All Programs > Design and CAD > ArcGIS. Faculty/Staff Northeastern-managed computers via Software Center.
  • Mac – Not available.