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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.

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').

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.

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