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.

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.

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

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.

Free eBook: Data Science with Microsoft SQL Server 2016

Microsoft just released a new eBook discussing Data Science using R within SQL Server 2016 which is available at no cost.  This book is suitable for a highly technical audience and is most appropriate for data scientists.

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. 

Save the Date Windows Server 2016 & System Center 2016 - Microsoft Roadshow

Software Central and Your Microsoft account team cordially invites you to join us on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 10:30am – 12pm at the OIT Visualization Portal located in 5628 Math & Science Building to learn what’s new in Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 released to market in October, 2016. 

Windows Server 2016/System Center 2016/Operations Management Suite

·       Windows Server 2016 – The Hybrid Cloud OS + Security Layer (30 minutes)