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Microsoft Imagine Downloads

About Microsoft Imagine

Microsoft Imagine for Academic Institutions is a software licensing program for schools and colleges that teach and utilize technology. USC Viterbi School of Engineering is now a participant in Microsoft Imagine program. Through Imagine, eligible USC students, faculty and staff have access to numerous Microsoft software developer and design tools, operating systems, previous versions of Office and other products, at no cost, subject to the terms of the program. It also allows eligible individuals to install these tools on their personal computers.

A partial list of available software includes:

  • Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2012
  • Access 2016, Access 2013, Access 2010
  • Visio Pro 2016, Visio Pro 2013
  • Project Pro 2016, Project Pro 2013, Project Pro 2010
  • SQL Server 2016, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2012
  • Virtual PC for Mac 7

The current agreement is valid through June 30, 2019. It is not guaranteed that the agreement will be renewed after that date.

Software is provided for instructional and non-commercial research use only.  Students may continue to use these products for non-commercial purposes, even after they graduate. As a consequence, Microsoft Imagine does not provide Microsoft Office at this time. Free copy of Microsoft Office is available to current USC faculty, staff, and students at http://software.usc.edu.

Software is accessed through a dedicated website run by Kivuto Solutions Inc. Access is given to students, faculty and staff who meet certain requirements. Eligible individuals will sign in using USCNetID login credentials.

Who is eligible?

  • Student must be taking at least one for-credit engineering course in current semester.
  • Active Viterbi faculty (inclusive of adjunct and part-time lecturers) must be teaching at least one engineering course, or be doing non-commercial research for the Viterbi School.
  • Regular Viterbi staff who is active in payroll.

In order to meet licensing requirements and not risk loss of access for all eligible users, access for anyone who no longer meets the criteria described above will be disabled at each semester switch.

Students, faculty, and staff who leave the Viterbi School are able to continue to use software from this license that was installed on their machines prior to their departure.

What technical support is available?

The Viterbi School does not provide technical support for products obtained through Microsoft Imagine program. The Viterbi School does not troubleshoot or support problems with software installations, errors while using the software, or development with the software. The Viterbi School does not support problems with Microsoft Imagine software on personal computers.

Limited support can be obtained from Microsoft, from the following resources:

Terms and Conditions for Use:

  • You may not give copies of downloaded software to anyone else. Other qualifying students must obtain software through the dedicated Viterbi Microsoft Imagine website.
  • In order to install certain components of the Product, you may need an Imagine Product Key (“Product Key”). The Product Key will be assigned solely to install or access the authorized software. You may not disclose the Product Key information to anyone else.
  • You may use the software for instructional or non-commercial research purposes. You may not use the Program software for any for-profit software development.
  • When you no longer meet the eligibility criteria above, your access to the dedicated Viterbi Microsoft Imagine will be disabled. However, you may continue to use previously installed products on your computer, provided you continue to follow program guidelines.
  • If you violate the terms of the EULA and the Amendment to the EULA, or the terms and conditions, you may be required to remove the software from your personal-use computer and subject to further disciplinary action.

By clicking on 'I Agree', you agree to the terms of the Microsoft Imagine End User License Agreement (EULA), the Amendment to the EULA, and the above terms and conditions for usage of the Microsoft software.

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Last Updated: 9/9/16 JN