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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').

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.

Tell us your IT Needs - Survey Deadline 11/30/16

We want to hear your voice on technology products and services needed to support the work and learning of faculty, staff and students. UC IT and Procurement leaders are working in collaborative teams to prioritize and negotiate UC-wide technology contracts for IT products and services.  Negotiating UC-wide for technology products and services provides better pricing, more security, privacy and accessibility protections, and greater access across the UC system. 

Mathematica and SAS Licenses now Pro-Rated at 50%

As of 1/1/2018, all Mathematica and SAS licenses are now pro-rated as there are only six months left in the current agreement term.  Licenses are available via the Software Central Online Store.

If you have ever wanted to try either product, now is your chance at a 50% savings over the full year price.  Remember that any Mathematica and SAS licenses will automatically renew on 7/1/18 so be sure to watch your email for renewal notices if you intend to try it out for a limited time.

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

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