Effective October 1, 2013, UAB's student offering for Microsoft Office Products will change.

Microsoft's new Office 365 University product provides a 4-year subscription to every new Office app, plus SkyDrive storage and Skype calling on 2 PCs or Macs plus mobile devices.  The cost of the subscription to students is $79.99 and is valid for 4 years.  Students can purchase the subscription directly from Microsoft or online through UAB's software download provider, Kivuto.  


This new subscription-based service replaces the previous offerings UAB made available to students through the UAB Bookstore and online download for Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.). UAB will continue to offer students free access to Microsoft Forefront (anti-virus) and server-based products such as SQL and Windows Server, however, Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems (Windows 7, 8) are no longer available to students through UAB. 
For more information, see the Microsoft Campus Agreement website.


Students that have previously installed one of the Microsoft Products that are no longer licensed for student use (generally those items where media was purchased at the UAB Bookstore or via online download such as Office, Windows-client Vista/7/8) should be aware that they are no longer licensed to use those products per the terms of the Microsoft agreement they signed at the time the media was delivered. While existing installations will continue to function, UAB encourages all students to migrate to the Office 365 University offering as soon as possible to ensure appropriate license compliance and to gain access to the new features.  

For more information see the Microsoft Campus Agreement website.




LabVIEW is a powerful graphical development environment, for signal acquisition, measurement analysis, and data presentation. LabVIEW also provides the flexibility of a programming language without the complexity of traditional development tools. LabVIEW is an open environment designed to make interfacing with any measurement hardware simple. With interactive assistants, code generation, and connectivity to thousands of devices, LabVIEW makes gathering data as simple as possible. LabVIEW has more than 500 built-in functions designed specifically for extracting useful information from any set of acquired data and for analyzing measurements and processing signals. LabVIEW also provides tools for data visualization, user interface design, Web publishing, report generation, data management, and software connectivity. For more info on the LabVIEW product see the National Instruments web site.

As a current subscriber to the National Instruments Academic Site License, UAB receives:

  • Unlimited installations of all NI software included in the NI Academic Site License for teaching or research across campus (see below for products included)
  • Unlimited one-on-one technical support by NI applications engineers via phone/e-mail [ni.com/support]
  • Automatic semiannual updates with new and upgraded software (May and November)
  • The following products are included unless noted otherwise:
  1. Control Design, Simulation, and Mechatronics
  2. LabVIEW
  3. Control Design Toolkit
  4. Simulation Module
  5. System Identification Toolkit
  6. State Diagram Toolkit
  7. LabVIEW FPGA Module
  8. LabVIEW Real-Time Module
  9. NI SoftMotion Development Module
  10. LabVIEW PDA Module
  11. Signal and Image Processing
  12. LabVIEW
  13. Digital Filter Design Toolkit
  14. LabVIEW DSP Module
  15. Adv. Signal Processing Toolkit
  16. Sound and Vibration Toolkit
  17. Modulation Toolkit
  18. Vision Development Module
  19. LabVIEW FPGA Module
  20. Spectral Measurements Toolkit
  21. Measurements and Instrumentation
  22. LabVIEW
  23. SignalExpress
  24. DIAdem
  25. LabVIEW PDA Module
  26. Sound and Vibration Toolkit
  27. Circuit Design and Simulation (This software is not included in the UAB site license.)
  28. RF and Wireless Communications
  29. LabVIEW
  30. Modulation Toolkit
  31. Spectral Measurements Toolkit
  32. Advanced Signal Processing Toolkit
  33. Embedded Systems Design
  34. LabVIEW
  35. LabVIEW Real-Time Module
  36. LabVIEW FPGA Module
  37. LabVIEW PDA Module

The media can be ordered through AskIT at 205-996-5555 or via e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), but is not available for download.  Documentation (guides and manuals) is available on the LabVIEW web site - DOCUMENTATION.

October 25, 2012

Adobe Software

UAB has negotiated a discounting program for Adobe products.  This program allows for the purchase of Adobe products for use on both UAB owned and non-UAB owned systems for home-use.  For more information on availability and use-rights see information below.

Products for UAB Owned Systems (Faculty/Staff only)

Effective June 1, 2010 CDWG is the authorized reseller for purchase of Adobe products for use on UAB owned systems. The agreement allows the UAB faculty/staff community to acquire, at a discount, all Adobe software titles that the company makes available to higher education institutions. This list includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following: 

  • Acrobat Standard for Windows and Mac
  • Acrobat Pro for Windows and Mac
  • Creative Suite Premium for Windows and Mac
  • Photoshop CS for Windows and Mac
  • Illustrator CS for Windows and Mac
  • InDesign CS for Windows and Mac
  • Pagemaker for Windows and Mac

Pursuant to the agreement, the software may only be installed on university-owned computers. Prices are subject to change and thus cannot be posted on this site. A license must be ordered for each PC on which the software will be installed. The media (CDs) to perform the installation are not included with the license, but can be ordered separately if needed.  Generally, Adobe/CDWG will notify you by email after the order is accepted.

You can obtain current pricing and product numbers by following these steps: 

  • Go directly to CDWG's website. First-time users to the website will need to create a user account and enter appropriate shipping information. Ship-to addresses should only be valid UAB addresses.
  • Select Adobe under Software Agreements near the bottom of the Web page (Note: Licenses & Media must be selected from separate links on the CDWG Web page).
  • Select the license (and media if necessary) and add them to your cart.
  • Either click on CONTINUE SHOPPING to add additional items or after all items have been selected click on CREATE STANDARD QUOTE
  • Edit the Shipping Information if necessary and then click CONTINUE (2 pages)
  • Enter a Quote description
  • ClickREQUEST QUOTE. Once completed you can exit the CDWG website. An email will be returned to you with your quote information. Print out the email/quote to attach to your Oracle PO Request. You can return to theCDWG website at anytime to see the status of your order.
  • Next, place the order as normal through the UAB Oracle system using the email/quote (use vendor # 173789). To prevent delays in the delivery of your department's Adobe software, pleasenote the following:
  • Software item numbers are required
  • The default shipping address is 212 15th Street South, University Receiving - do not override the default
  • Order method should be FAX only
  • Include on the body of the PO (a line item) the name and email address of the user where the license info should be mailed/emailed.
  • Once the Oracle order receives proper approvals, UABwill faxthe order directly to CDWG.
  • Once the order is processed and accepted by Adobe you will receive an email with instructions.

 To report invoice, purchase order or delivery problems, please contact Amy Dean in UAB Procurement Contracts:

  • 205-934-8649
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Products for Personal Use (Faculty/Staff/Student Home Use)

Adobe product purchases for home/personal use may be purchased through two methods. Please note that product pricing varies between the two options. Users should select the most appropriate option based on price and timing of need for the product.  Product is available for immediate delivery at the UAB Barnes & Noble Bookstore, but must be shipped if purchased from CDW-G via Kivuto. 

1. UAB Barnes & Noble Bookstore: A limited number of titles are available for immediate purchase at the Bookstore and include Acrobat Pro, Creative Suite Design Premium, and Photoshop. Please contact the Bookstore directly for pricing at (205) 996-2665 or check the website. Only purchases for home/personal use on non-UAB owned systems should be made at the Bookstore.

2. CDW-G: A larger selection of titles is available for online purchase through CDW-G (via the Kivuto webstore). All purchases include media. Purchases are made directly with CDW-G and ship directly to the user. A valid UAB.edu email address is required to purchase through CDW-G. Only purchases for home/personal use on non-UAB owned systems should be made from the CDW-G link below.

  • http://uab.onthehub.com
  • Login using your BlazerID and PW.
  • Once at the website select the Student or Faculty/Staff tab
  • Products other than Adobe may be available from the CDW-G site, however, only the Adobe products are discounted through a UAB agreement. Other products are strictly offered at CDW-G's normal pricing.