Adobe Acrobat Volume License Agreement Signed

UCOP has recently revealed the conclusion of negotiations with Adobe for the Adobe Acrobat Volume License agreement which replaces the Acrobat ETLA.  Departments will now be covering Named Users and Devices (lab/shared machines), rather than FTE.  This gives departments more flexability in whom they license.  UCLA will now begin the process of transforming to the Named User deployment method by way of the campus Adobe Console. In order to do so we will be requesting information on department's named users.  We will know more as the process evolves. Stay tuned for further details.

Managing Zoom Session Participants

Zoom sessions (Meetings and Webinars) are available to people with the session URL, and on rare occasion, unexpected participants may join a session. We have put together some techniques a session host can use to address unwanted participants.

Software Central Debuts New Website

You are looking at the new Software Central website.  Out with the old and in with the new!  We think you will find this new site intuitive and easy to use, and most importantly make it easier for us to accomplish our ongoing mission of serving the UCLA Community.

For all you tech types out there, our new site was created with Drupal, an open source CMS (content management system) that is very user friendly.

Windows 10 Announcement

Microsoft has released Windows 10. With Windows 10, Microsoft is giving users greater choice in how they receive new features with the introduction of a long-term servicing branch (LTSB) and a current branch (CB) options.  Visit this link for an explanation and graphic.

3/29/18 Microsoft MCCA Presentation Slides and Video Available

Software Central held their yearly MCCA (Microsoft Consolidated Campus Agreement) information session on Thursday, March 29.  We had 40 folks in the Portal and over 60 attendees online via Zoom.  Thank you all for your attention!  The slide deck and the recording of the Zoom sesison is available for UCLA folks only.  Please email Software Central to request access.

ESRI Roads and Highways Extension Now Available

Software Central now has ESRI Roads and Highways extension (for ArcGIS Desktop or Server) available for single and concurrent licensing. Esri Roads and Highways is a linear referencing system solution that makes it possible for departments of transportation to integrate data from multiple linear referencing system (LRS) networks to get a comprehensive view of their roadways. Order online via the Software Central Store .

UC MCCA Changing

The long-standing UC Microsoft Consolidated Campus Agreement (UC MCCA) will expire 6/30/18.  Through this agreement the UC has enjoyed a set FTE metric and set pricing for at least the last five years.  However, due to product configuration changes, Microsoft created a replacement program that we expect to participate in beginning 7/1/18.  This replacement program is currently under negotiation between UCOP and Microsoft.

Windows 10 Edition Differences

Windows 10 Enterprise Edition only supports upgrades from PCs running Pro or Enterprise Editions.  Windows 10 Education Edition will currently only support upgrades from Home Editions and is scheduled to be able to upgrade from Pro, and Enterprise editions after the November 2015 update.  The Compare Editions chart shows this (select 'Download Table').