Without software, your computer is nothing more than an expensive desktop lamp. You need the right programmes to get your work done efficiently, protect yourself and your computer from dangers and annoyances and of course have fun with your system. Although the IT Service Centre is not a software shop, we will always be there to give you advise.
Software Selling Point (V 515)
Monday - Thursday 9-11am, 2-3pm, Freitag 9-12am
Computer security is important. This is why, on an extra page, we provide you with several security products we think will be useful to you. Besides a free full version of Sophos Anti-Virus you will find several tools to protect your computer from spyware or other harmful programmes, as well as tools providing workaround in case of problems.
As of 1 July 2012 all state universities are able to license the Microsoft Professional Desktop Platform Suite for their staff. Because the membership fee is centrally funded, no further costs occur for you. The University of Konstanz has become a member of this agreement. Further information on available products as well as links to download the software can be found on our Microsoft agreement page.
Note that this offer is only valid for university staff. Students are not eligible to use software under the state-wide Microsoft agreement.
The department of informatics is a premium member of the "Microsoft DreamSpark" program. This program enables university members and students to use Microsoft software free of charge for research and teaching purposes.
Students of "STEM" curricula (Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Technology, Engineering (incl. Informatics), Math) well as their staff members who are directly involved in teaching and/or research are eligible. Students of all disciplines may benefit, if they attend IT courses (such as, courses in Computer Science).
As of 1 April 2013 the University of Konstanz is a member of the state-wide Matlab agreement. University staff as well as students may use the software including all tool boxes for non-commercial, academic research and education. The software may be used on university workstations as well as on private computers.
Links to download the can soon be found on our page on the state-wide Matlab agreement.
We provide software procurement for all staff members via AskNet. AskNet AG is the contractual partner for many software licenses in Baden-Württemberg and provides the software for purposes of research and education. For procurement of your software we need a requisition slip with the exact name of the desired software. Please send it with internal mail or come by in person at the sofware selling point in room V 515. In most cases you will receive your software within a few days, sometimes even within minutes.
We will gladly advise you in person or on the phone about the right choice of software for your purposes or answer your questions about licenses and prices.
Freeware is software which, as the name indicates, is free of charge. In many cases, these products are available in form of Open Source licenses, which grant extensive rights to users. The popular Mozilla products, Open Office as a free office suite and many other useful programmes come as freeware. Some of the programmes can be downloaded directly from our page, for other programmes we inserted links to the manufacturers' homepages, where you can find the latest versions.
A programme overview can be found on a separate subpage.
If you want to recommend further programmes which might be useful for others as well, please feel free to contact us.