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Microsoft Office Project

User-controlled scheduling puts you in control and brings together the flexibility and ease of a tool like Microsoft® Excel® 2010 and the power of the Project scheduling engine. And, with a completely new and visually-enhanced timeline view, you have an easier, more intuitive way to see and share key dates and deadlines.

Microsoft Office Visio

Microsoft Visio 2010 advanced diagramming tools help you simplify complexity with dynamic, data-driven visuals and new ways to share on the Web in real time. Whether you’re creating an organizational chart, a network diagram, or a business process, the new tools and more intuitive interface in Visio 2010 make it easier to bring your diagrams to life.

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is full featured organizational software; developed and distributed by Microsoft. This software is part of the Microsoft Office Suite. Outlook provides support for e-mail, calendar, to-do lists, and notes. The e-mail client portion of Outlook can support all types of e-mail servers, including IMAP and POP3. The calendar portion supports both local calendars and network calendars through Microsoft Exchange. Outlook is available on all DECS PC Lab computers and can be installed by DECS on any machine for a minimal fee.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is presentation software developed and distributed by Microsoft. PowerPoint allows you to create detailed and advanced slideshow presentations. This software has many advanced features such as the use of templates, inserting graphs and charts, use of layers, and more. PowerPoint is available on all the DECS PC Lab computers and can be installed by DECS on any machine for a minimal fee.

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is a word processing program used to create a wide variety of documents including reports and letters. You can add graphs, charts, and tables to your document to give it the visual touch you've been looking for. Microsoft Word is part of the Microsoft Office Suite which is installed on all of the DECS lab machines. You can purchase a license for Microsoft Office Suite through the DECS Support Office.


Minitab is a statistical software package developed and distributed by Minitab Inc. Minitab has a comprehensive collection of methods and easy to use features that make it the ideal solution for all of your statistical needs. Some of the advanced features of this program include state of the art graphs, graph editing, multivariate analysis, as well as excellent data and file management. Minitab is installed on all of the DECS lab PCs.


With a broad suite of integrated CAD, CAM, and CAE applications, NX is a digital product development package. It is used for mechanical and electronic design in engineering. It can be integrated with several solvers to analyze completed designs and will accept input in most standard design formats.

Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.


Patran is a pre- and post processor for CAE simulation. The advanced modeling and surfacing tools of the program allow you to create a finite element model from scratch.


Ssh (Secure Shell) is a program to login to another computer over a network, to execute commands in a remote machine, and to move files from one machine to another. This is also used quite a bit for checking email. It provides strong authentication and secure communications over insecure channels. It is intended as a replacement for rlogin, rsh, rcp, and Telnet.