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Duke Software Licensing announced today that Duke has entered into an Enterprise Term License Agreement with Adobe, Inc. The Creative Cloud is free for students and discounted for faculty and staff.  Read full details here.  Planning to use the software? Need Adobe Creative Cloud Training?   See the training resources below:

Machine Learning and Parallel Computing with MathWorks seminar to be held Nov. 19

Join MathWorks for complimentary MATLAB seminars:

Date: Thursday, November 19


10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Machine Learning with MATLAB
12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Parallel Computing with MATLAB

Location: Fuqua HCA Auditorium

Presenter:  Sean de Wolski, MathWorks Application Engineer

Register online: www.mathworks.com/Duke2015

For questions, contact, Peter Sheridan at  (508) 647-7176 or peter.sheridan@mathworks.com.

Lucidchart & Lucidpress Software Now Available

From OIT Site Licensing:

Lucid Software has made their software suites, Lucidchart and Lucidpress, available to faculty, staff, and students with an active duke.edu email account.

What I can do with these programs?

Lucidchart is a web-based diagramming software which allows users to collaborate and work together in real time to create flowcharts, organizational charts, website wireframes, UML designs, mind maps, software prototypes, and many other diagram types.

Lucidpress  is a drag and drop page layout app. It has many of the same collaboration features as Lucidchart but allows users to create content for print or digital publishing.

How I do access these programs?

If you currently have an active duke.edu email address, please visit https://www.lucidchart.com/e/duke.edu to create an account. Once you are logged into your account, you can also access Lucidpress from the menu in the top right-hand corner.

What if I need help?

The following links offer you resources for getting help and finding information:

Lucidchart Support Center

Lucidpress Tutorials Center

The Lucid Software team can also be reached through twitter at @Lucidchart & @Lucidpres

Microsoft E-Learning Courses – Updated Connection Information

With the renewal of the Microsoft campus agreement, directions to access the Microsoft Online Learning training library (formerly Microsoft E-Learning Courses) has changed. Updated directions and information is available here: http://oit.duke.edu/comp-print/training/online/microsoft.php

JMP On-Campus Workshop including Pizza: Register Now!

Join OIT Software Licensing and SAS for a free JMP workshop on May 14. Details below. Pizza will be provided. Register online.

Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time:  noon – 2:00 pm
Location: R.J. Reynolds Auditorium (Fuqua School of Business)
Register online at: http://www.jmp.com/workshops/duke

Session Overview:

  • Navigating JMP and using its smart, graphical interface.
  • Data Visualization, including mapping, Graph Builder, and data filters.
  • Analyzing data in JMP: Basic inference, ANOVA, regression, and multivariate analysis.
  • JMP Integration with SAS, MATLAB, R and Excel.
  • Other topics of interest (upon request), including design of experiments (DOE), quality, reliability/survival, data mining/predictive modeling, mixed models, repeated measures, bootstrapping, scripting, and time series.
  • New features in JMP 11 & JMP Pro 11: consumer research tools, Excel import wizard, generalized regression, handling missing data, robust methods, HTML5, and more.
  • Overview of available JMP Academic resources.

Invitation to SAS Academic Workshops

SAS has invited Duke SAS users to attend one of the 2014 summer workshops for professors. Workshops will be held at both SAS headquarters in Cary, NC, and at National University in San Diego.

For complete details and to register, visit: http://www.sas.com/images/email/temp/corporate/38739.html

Qualtrics Representative on Campus


Qualtrics representatives will be on campus this month holding a casual information session for anyone who would like to attend.  They will highlight new features and answer questions about the software.

Date: Friday, November 22
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Location: Bostock 023  (lower level of the library)

No registration is required. Stop by.

This event is sponsored by OIT Software Licensing.

Centralizing Software at Duke

Duke’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) was recently featured in this Campus Technology article about centralizing Qualtrics (survey tool) software on our campus: http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2013/08/21/Centralizing-Software-at-Duke.aspx?Page=1

New Symantec anti-virus software available for personal use

Duke is transitioning to new anti-virus protection software, which means that students, faculty and staff who currently use McAfee on their personal computers should switch to Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) as soon as possible.

samantecThe software is available to Duke faculty, staff and students for their personal computers at no cost. Virus protection is critical to maintain a secure computing environment, and users are encouraged to transition their home computers from McAfee to Symantec as soon as possible for uninterrupted protection.

Symantec was selected by Duke’s Information Security Office and Office of Information Technology after an in-depth evaluation of several anti-virus products, based on its strong performance and detection rates.

Users will need to download the new software, uninstall existing anti-virus software and install the Symantec software on personal machines. Instructions are available in the knowledgebase for:


To download the Symantec software, visit the software licensing section of the OIT website.

Duke’s license with McAfee has expired; users will continue to receive anti-virus definitions but will not receive future product updates.

Duke IT staff will work with faculty and staff on the transition for Duke-managed machines. If you have questions about your Duke machine, please contact your departmental IT staff.