Software Policies

Read the policies for software funding, installation, and the schedule for patching Windows.

  • This document describes the guidelines for new academic software acquisitions and allocation of existing software resources.

  • The Engineering Computer Network (ECN) software installation policy sets deadlines for ECS staff to receive software to be installed on lab computers (classroom laptops, Hering, Elder, 2301, 1245, 3231, and departmental teaching labs administered by ECS).

  • Microsoft Windows is patched at least monthly. Learn about the ECS patching schedule.