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Adobe Acrobat and MAC 64-bit Catalina

With the new update of the Mac OS, Catalina (10.15), previous versions of Adobe Acrobat will not work as they are not 64-bit compatable.  This means that if you have Acrobat v.17 you will now need to move to Acrobat v.19, which is a named user license.  Here is a link to FAQ information on the Acrobat named user license.  Should you wish to purchase Acrobat v.19 please contact your IT Administrator as they might already have licenses available.  You can also can contact Software Central or look at more information abo

Upgrading Mac OS to Catalina & Application Compatibility

Apple has released a new OS update, Catalina (10.15), and unlike previous updates, Catalina does not support 32-bit applications.  This is problematic should you update your Apple computer and not realize that by doing so, that some of the software you use will no longer work on your MAC.  We do not recomend that you update your MAC to Catalina without first checking which apps you have and which ones are not compatable with the new opperating system.  You can check your application compatibilty by checking in your computer's "System Report".  Here is an article from

MCCA Second 19/20 Quarterly Purchase Opportunity

UC's MCCA agreement includes the ability to make additional mid-term purchases with a minimum order volume.  Orders for the second MCCA quarterly mid-term purchase are due by Wednesday, December 4, 2019.  If your department needs to acquire new/or additional licenses under the MCCA at this time, please complete an ONLINE ORDER no later than Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by visiting the Software Central Store and signing in with your UCLA ID to place the order.  Fulfillment by SHI will take place on January 1, 2020.

MCCA First 19/20 Quarterly Purchase Opportunity

UC's MCCA agreement includes the ability to make additional mid-term purchases with a minimum order volume.  Orders for the first MCCA quarterly mid-term purchase are due by Tuesday, September 20, 2019.  If your department needs to acquire new/or additional licenses under the MCCA at this time, please complete an ONLINE ORDER no later than Wednesday, September 20, 2019 by visiting the Software Central Store and signing in with your UCLA ID to place the order.  Fulfillment by SHI will take place on October 1, 2019.

Update on Adobe Acrobat Agreement

Adobe has dropped traditional serialized number licenses in favor of a new “named-user” model for all its products. This change will affect all Software Central orders for Adobe Acrobat.

Together with IT Services, we are in the process of developing and implementing Adobe’s Named Users licensing model for UCLA’s almost 12,000 Adobe Acrobat licensees.

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

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