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Microsoft and Adobe Software Information

Faculty and Staff:

  • Site Licenses for Microsoft and Adobe software are available for purchase through Supply Management Services.
  • To request a site license, fill out the online request form through Supply Management Services.
  • SMS will put through a request to Information Services for installation on your behalf once the purchase is made.


  • Research Site Licenses for Microsoft Office and PDF Writer Software are available.
  • Some research funding agencies disallow the purchase of common desktop software products using research funds.
  • If you wish to apply for a research site license please contact the IT Support Centre with the following information:
    • Name of user.
    • Location of computer.
    • Barcode of computer.
    • Operating System.
    • Product requested.
    • Type of Research Grant the original equipment was purchased under (e.g., NSERC).
    • Actual FOAPAL that the computer was purchased on.
    • Current active grant type.
    • Current FOAPAL. (Note: There is no charge for the software license(s), nor will this FOAPAL be charged, this is for grant verification purposes only)


  • Unfortunately, the University of Regina is not able to provide Students with access to Microsoft Office or Adobe software.
  • Microsoft offers access to Office 365 online for educational use.
  • Students can also purchase Microsoft Office software at a reduced educational rate directly from Microsoft.
MSDNAA - Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance (MSDNAA): Science and Engineering Students Only
  • Science and Engineering students have access to MSDNAA software.
  • MSDNAA provides educational access to some Microsoft operating system and development software.
  • This does not provide access to Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook). 
  • You can download some MSDNAA software for free.
  • You will receive license keys in your U of R email.
  • Please only download software during off peak hours.