Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. How long can I use software currently licensed through IU or IUware? (Updated 12/6/17)
A. We are legally obligated to stop using all software provided by IU/IUware by July 1, 2018 or when any individual license expires, whichever comes first. This includes personal and university use for faculty, staff, students, and emeritus faculty.

Q. Will we continue to have access to all the software we currently have access to?
A. We are currently working to evaluate all licenses we currently have through IU.

Q. Will software need to be reinstalled after July 1, 2018?
A. Some reinstallation and/or reconfiguration may be necessary. For university owned equipment, we will pursue automated updating of applications. More details will be provided.

Q. Will there be any gaps in service?
A. We will be working to minimize any disruption in service.

Q. I use a software package with an annual license that expires 1 year from the date of purchase. Can I keep using this until July 1, 2018? (Updated 11/10/17)
A. If the license expires before July 1, 2018, you must stop using it when the license expires. For math, statistical, and research software media purchased through the bookstore, we will not be able to renew these licenses through IU anymore. You should have received your license expiration date when you purchased the software.

Q: When will my login to IUware stop working?  (Added 12/6/17)
A: This has not been determined yet, but it is very likely it will happen in March 2018.