Obtaining Academic Software Used in Courses Offered by the Dept of Decision Sciences
Requirements: If you are currently registered in a course offered by the Dept of Decision Sciences (i.e., course prefix of DSCI, MIS, OPS), then you are eligible to download Microsoft software that is made available through the “Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching” program. Your access to the software will only be available during the time when you are registered and taking an eligible course (i.e., the access to software will end when the quarter ends).
To access Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching, click here. The site should look like this:
Click the Sign In button, then log in with your Western credentials. The landing page will look like this:
Along the left side of the screen, click on Software.
Once you’ve found software to download, click on the title, and in the new sidebar click on Download. Some of the software doesn’t have the key embedded in the installer. In those cases, click on the View Key button to access it. A copy button (looks like 2 pieces of paper) will also appear to the right of the key, clicking this will copy the key to your clipboard so you don’t have to type the key into the installation window.
The files downloaded via this site will likely be ISO files. An ISO file is similar to a Zip file, but often used as a format for installing programs. You can learn more about that format here
Windows should automatically detect the ISO file as a source for installing programs, a double-click on the file should be the only thing required to mount the file. If you encounter issues with installing from the ISO, you can try opening it using a free program called 7Zip. The link in the previous paragraph has info on how to accomplish this.
Some programs, once installed, may ask you to either log in or provide a key. Choose the key option and paste in the key acquired from the Azure website.
If you encounter problems not addressed here, please contact the CBE IT Office at email@example.com