OIT Software Available for Purchase

Software may be purchased through the Princeton Software Repository -- the PSR Web Store. The Web Store is an online site for making software purchases. All the software purchases made through OIT’s Software Sales are processed through the PSR Web Store.

* Eligible customers (faculty, staff and students) log into the Web Store using their netid and password.

* All software currently offered by Software Sales is available through the PSR Web Store.

OIT Network Connections

The Princeton University campus network is connected to both the Internet (a world-wide collection of inter-connected networks that all use the TCP/IP protocols) and to Internet 2 (a consortium of over 207 universities working in partnership with industry and government to develop and deploy advanced network applications and technologies). The connections to the Internet and I2 provide the campus with a vast array of services and information including access to the world-wide web and electronic mail.

OIT Computing Resources

OIT has numerous computing resources available to students, faculty, and staff of the University. OIT provides computing resources for academic and research such as a “Beowulf” cluster, Condor systems, web hosting, and many more. The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning provides a multimedia laboratory for the Princeton academic community to access cutting edge digital media technologies and receive instruction in their use.

Hardware Support

OIT Hardware Support is an authorized warranty repair center for several major equipment vendors like Dell, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lexmark, Xerox. You can find out more information at OIT Hardware Support.

Walk-In Hours:

  • Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Closed on scheduled University holidays

General Contact Information:

Backup Service (OIT TSM for Servers) or CrashPlan PCs and Laptops

OIT is now using a cloud based backup service called CrashPlan.  OIT provides CrashPlan to all faculty and staff university owned laptop and desktop machines.  Computer Science graduate students can also use the CrashPlan service for university owned laptop and desktop machines, instructions for setup can be found at the bottom of this page.  Please note that CrashPlan should not be used to backup servers.

You can find out more information about it from the following links:

CrashPlan Service: How to back up your computer and data:

OIT Blackboard

OIT Academic Services has licensed Blackboard for use by Princeton faculty for courses during the academic year. Blackboard provides a powerful and easy-to-use tool suite for instructors to build and manage virtual classrooms – without programming HTML.

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