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').

SAS Student Licenses Available at ASUCLA Beginning 6/1/17

Software Central is happy to announce that as of 6/1/17 the ASUCLA Computer Store in Ackerman Union will begin selling SAS to UCLA students (only - not faculty or staff) for the 7/1/17 to 6/30/18 term.  SAS is available for Windows only. 

For purchases between now and 7/1/17, Software Central will send the purchasers an email indicating that we will send them update and/or download information the week of 7/3/17.

Zoom Licenses Now Available from Software Central

Zoom is UCLA's choice for video and web conferencing for University use. As of May 21, 2017 the OID-CCLE Zoom Pilot will end and Software Central will assume management of the Zoom Agreement for UCLA. All UCLA/Zoom Named User Pro Accounts obtained during the pilot will be eligible to renew on 5/21/17. Furthermore, all UCLA-affiliated faculty and staff, including those from the Medical Center, are eligible to obtain a UCLA/Zoom Named User Pro Account.

Zoom is licensed for University (not personal) use, and there are two methods of accessing and using Zoom

Register now for the 3/15/17 Microsoft Consolidated Campus Agreement (MCCA) Presentation

It’s spring and that means Microsoft Consolidated Campus Agreement renewal time.  We will be sending out renewal notices soon to all currently participating departments.  All renewing and those thinking of joining are welcome to our MCCA presentation. Representatives from Microsoft will be on campus to review and answer questions about the MCCA renewal process and to provide an overview of new products and services on Wednesday March 15, 2017 in the IDRE Portal, 5628 Math Sciences.

2017-18 MCCA Now Renewing

Departments currently participating in the UC wide Microsoft Consolidated Campus Agreement (MCCA) received their renewal instructions on March 1 & 2. 2017.  If your department particpates and did not receive their renewal information, please contact Software Central immediately.  Orders are due in our online store by April 7, 2017.  If your department is interested in joining the MCCA this year, please start with our About the MCCA page.

Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 Licensing Update

With the upcoming launch of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016, for servers the licensing of Datacenter and Standard Edition will transition from processor licensing to physical core licensing. However, for UC customers, per processor licenses are also available for this 17/18 enrollment term only.  Whichever works out better (more economical) for you will depend on your actual server configurations.  For client computers, per user or per device based Windows Server CALs and System Center CMLs will continue to be a requirement.