The following software items are available for use by staff and/or students without additional cost, subject to the terms described in the following sections-
- Microsoft Office 365
- PDF Exchange Pro
- Sophos Endpoint Antivirus
- MATLAB and Simulink
- Microsoft Imagine Service
Under the Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES) agreement signed between the University and Microsoft, each University staff and student can download and install Microsoft Office ProPlus (Office 365 ProPlus) on up to 5 machines being PC or Mac as well as Office Mobile on up to 5 mobile devices without additional cost. Under the latest version of Office 365 ProPlus, they can also use Microsoft’s online cloud storage OneDrive for Business (5 TB in size) and Skype for Business.
To download, please refer to the procedures listed under the section “Pages Related to this Page”.
For details on the Office 365 ProPlus products offered and the supported platforms, please refer to https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-proplus-business-software.
PDF Exchange Pro is a software product developed by Tracker Software Products for viewing, creating and editing PDF documents. The supported platforms of PDF-XChange PRO include Windows 10/8.1/7 but Macintosh is not included. A campus license on PDF-XChange PRO has been arranged through which University staff can use it on PCs directly owned or leased by departments within the University campus without additional charge (campus outside Hong Kong is not covered under the campus license). They can also install this software on personal equipment used for work-related purpose.
Staff can download this software from HKU Portal (type "pdf" in the search field > click the link "Download PDF-XChange"). For details, please refer to the page http://www.its.hku.hk/services/personal/software/pdf-exchange-pro.
Staff who has acquired the Sophos Endpoint Antivirus license through their departments can download a copy of this software for installation. For students, they are eligible to install a copy on a PC for work-related to University students.
All use of the software is governed by the Sophos end-user license agreement at http://www.sophos.com/legal/eula.html.
Staff and students can download Sophos Endpoint Antivirus through HKU Portal (type "sophos" in the search field > click the link "Download Sophos Anti-Virus").
The University has entered into a campus license arrangement on MATLAB and Simulink software. This campus license is called the MATLAB Total Academic Headcount (TAH) license. It covers the access to MATLAB, Simulink and a related suite of 88 toolboxes by all staff and students.
With the TAH license, departments will have access to the latest MATLAB and Simulink software for supporting teaching and research activities. The software can be installed on the on-campus computing facilities, laboratories, classrooms and research centres, as well as faculty-owned and student-owned personal computers.
For details on how to download the software and access a selection of online self-paced courses, please visit http://www.its.hku.hk/services/personal/software/matlab-simulink for details.
HKU students can register for using the Microsoft Imagine service to download and install the Microsoft software available under Imagine. Student are required to use their @connect.hku.hk email for registration and identity verification. For details, please refer to http://www.its.hku.hk/services/personal/software/imagine.
Pages Related To This Page
- PDF Exchange Pro (staff only)
- Sophos Endpoint Antivirus (all University students and staff (with a departmental license on Sophos))
- Microsoft Imagine Service (students only)