Microsoft and Adobe Software Information

Faculty and Staff

  • Site Licences for select Microsoft products and Adobe Acrobat Pro software are available for purchase through Information Services.


  • Historically, some research grants did not allow the purchase of Microsoft Office or .pdf writer software.
  • Financial Services and the Research Office have confirmed that research grants can be used for software purchases, when the computer they are being installed onto was also purchased with that grant.
  • Information Services no longer provides MS Office or Adobe Acrobat Pro software licences for researchers.
  • Information on purchasing a site licence is available on the Information Services UR Source page.


  • 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.