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  • Labs and Software

Computer Science & Information Systems

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  • Labs

    The Computer Science and Information Systems Department houses two labs in Bridges Hall (BR) that are primarily used as classrooms, but are open for general use when classes are not scheduled. When the Bridges labs are busy or not open, the 24-hour labs in the library are accessible with valid Dragon ID.

    • BR 161 is a teaching lab with 32 Windows computers. It is open to campus users 35 hours per week.
    • BR 163 is the only Linux lab on campus, featuring a network of 21 Linux workstations. It is open 75 hours per week.
    • BR 165 and 166 are special-purpose labs available for use by students in CSIS classes such as foundations of computing, network classes and operating system theory.

    Check out all university labs at https://msumapps.mnstate.edu/it/labs/software/.

    Software

    Hardware and software resources are offered to students in support of the Computer Science and Information Systems curricula. These collaborations ensure students have access to the most current software available at an affordable price.

    Microsoft  

    Microsoft Developers Network Academic Alliance (MSDNAA) is a program that offers a large selection of Microsoft software free to students from qualified university departments. The software available includes the latest versions of Microsoft operating systems, developer tools, platforms, servers and productivity applications. The full list of software available can be found in the MSDNAA Software Catalog.
    To participate in the program, students must be enrolled for a minimum of one CSIS course credit. Five days after the start of the semester, students may gain access to the website to download MSDNAA software. Access to the MSDNAA software expires at the end of each term.

    eSoftware

    Software applications such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and others may be purchased at greatly reduced prices through eSoftware. (http://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/ProductsByMajorVersionList.aspx?ws=688a1ef4-3ce9-dc11-89b0-0030485a6b08&vsro=8)