Software: Discounted Staff and Student Software



UQ have negotiated a new agreement with Microsoft, that allows eligible University of Queensland staff, to purchase a range of software, with special academic discounts, from Information Technology Services. Software is available for your use, during your employment at the university. As a result of this new agreement, UQconnect cease to be the providers of discounted staff and student software.

What does this mean?

All software purchases for staff are now via the University of Queensland Work at Home download site. There is no software for students available at this site currently. As such, UQconnect are having a clearance sale on our remaining stocks of discounted staff and student software. In order to take advantage of this offer, you must agree to comply with the special conditions listed below. 

For all software purchased through UQconnect's clearance sale, you will receive a media kit [cd/dvd], a product activation key and your license to use the software. Best of all, when you complete your studies you can continue to use any software purchased through this program.

 Available remaining software for students:

Windows Ultimate 7 Upgrade [32bit]

An upgrade for the latest version of the world's most popular Operating System. Available in 32bit version.

Windows Ultimate 2007 upgrade


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Windows Ultimate 7 Upgrade [64bit]

An upgrade for the latest version of the world's most popular Operating System. Available in 64bit version.

Windows Ultimate 2007 upgrade


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SAS: Statistical Software

Statistical analysis software. Available in 9.3 for Windows (32 or 64 bit) or Linux versions.




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How can I purchase software?

All software purchases are now via the University of Queensland's download site.

However, if you wish to purchase any of UQconnect's remaining clearance sale software, simply click on the relevant apply now button above, to download and print the Campus greement Staff/Faculty Users Acceptance Form or SAS Master License Agreement Form, then come to the UQconnect counter (Ground level, Prentice Building, 42) with your form to pay for the clearance software.


General Information

Stock levels vary. Accordingly, we advise you to contact UQconnect on 07 336 56000 (take option 3) to check the software you are intending on purchasing is available. 


SAS: Statistical Software

Current UQ students can use the SAS: Statistical Software at home. Current UQ Staff , who have licensed their UQ computer, can also use SAS: Statistical Software at home. Further information on SAS: Statistical Software, is available from UQ Licensing & Maintenance.


Terms & Conditions

  • Box is not included with software purchase.
  • All prices quoted, are inclusive of GST.
  • Please choose carefully, as you are not entitled to a refund if you simply change your mind.

If you are a University of Queensland staff member, looking to purchase software for work purposes, please visit Microsoft Software - Work at Home


What do I do, if I have a problem with my software?

On occasion, the end users may experience a problem with software.

Invalid Product Key

One possible problem the end user may experience, is receiving a validation error after entering the software product key. If this occurs, typically, you can expect to see this message: "This is not a valid product key". In this instance, in accordance with our agreement with Microsoft, customers are required to contact Microsoft directly to resolve the issue. You can do so, by visiting the Microsoft website. However, Microsoft do advise end users to check the following, before contacting them for technical support:

  1. Confirm that a preinstalled version, or existing version of Office 2003, 2007 or 2010 is not already installed. If it is, uninstall the previous version.
  2. Run the Microsoft tools listed - How do I uninstall Office 2003, Office 2007 or Office 2010 suites, if I cannot uninstall it from control panel? 
  3. Confirm how many times the product has been installed/reinstalled. The keys have a limited activation number and keys may stop working if the product has been installed/reinstalled more than 1 or 2 times.


Faulty software

If software purchased from UQconnect, is deemed to be faulty, customers should return the software to the place of purchase together with the original receipt/tax invoice, for an exchange.

For further information on the above products, please contact UQconnect. If you would like further information on purchasing software via the University of Queensland Work at Home download site, please contact Information Technology Services - Licensing & Maintenance.

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Page updated 4-02-2013