FAQ Campussoftware

Campus software is commercial software purchased and managed by TU.it and made available to TU staff for a subsidized fee. Software ordered and released by an authorized person can be obtained from the software distribution server swd.tuwien.ac.at. The offer includes application and system software for all common computer architectures.

All employees of the TU Vienna on computers of the TU Vienna (changes may be specified per software product)


The campus software must be ordered online, opens an external URL in a new window. Based on this order, the software is released and can be installed independently or by your administrator. The order can also be placed by a person responsible for the license on behalf of a member of the organizational unit. Licenses should always be ordered for the person using the software. Licenses for devices that cannot be directly assigned to a person should be ordered for the 'organization user'.

Once the software has been released by the person entitled to release it, the software can be obtained. Details can be found on the product page and in the readme file on the Software Distribution Server (SWD).


The currently available software portfolio can be viewed on the TUshop, opens an external URL in a new window. If you do not find a software in the list, you can submit a software request on our wish list, opens an external URL in a new window.


Campus software can only be purchased if there is a correspondingly high level of interest, the budget is available and a corresponding contract can be concluded with the provider. If you have a software request, please deposit it on our wish list, opens an external URL in a new window.


Depending on the product and manufacturer, we receive updates and new versions sooner or (significantly) later than single end customers. Special education versions often appear up to months after the commercial version. Please note that for products marked "selfupdate", updates must be downloaded directly from the end customer (usually within the software itself). It can also happen that we are not informed of a new version. In case of doubt, please contact us via Ticket, opens an external URL in a new window.

A product is not available to you until it has been approved by the person(s) authorized to approve it. Through the ordering process, you select the approver(s) who will be notified by email. If, despite successful approval, there is a problem with access to the software, please contact us via ticket, opens an external URL in a new window.

Cancel licenses you no longer need and reorder licenses for new employees.


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