Microsoft MCCA Knowledge Worker Calculation

How to Determine your Knowledge Worker Count for the Microsoft Consolidated Campus Agreement

**Please read through this prior to placing your order for desktop products for your Faculty and Staff, as the calculation has changed from FTE to Knowledge Worker going forward.**

Microsoft Consolidated Campus Agreement (MCCA) Summary

As the 110 UCLA units currrently participating in the University of California Microsoft Consolidated Campus Agreement (MCCA) already know the MCCA can provide substantial savings and benefits to UCLA departments that use Microsoft products. The MCCA is highly customized to meet the needs of UC departments and includes numerous unprecedented and beneficial features such as:

Microsoft MCCA New Enrollment Instructions

Preparing a New MCCA Enrollment for the July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 Agreement Term

Departments may choose to join the MCCA by purchasing any products from any of the MCCA Manufacturers (product categories) at the Software Central Store. Please read below for specific details on how to order and let us know if you have any questions on this procedure.

SHI (Software House International)

SHI (Software House International) is UC's preferred reseller of licenses not directly available from campus volume software licensing offices like UCLA Software Central. Please be sure to check with SHI before ordering software from any other off campus vendor as they have exclusive pre-negotiated UC prices for various software titles. Items that are included in this special pricing are: Adobe, McAfee, Microsoft and Symantec. Software from other suppliers carried by SHI is also available at favorable prices.

Annual MCCA Presentation set for March 17, 2015

Representatives from Microsoft will be on campus, Tuesday, March 17th, from 11am to Noon, to review and answer questions about the MCCA (Microsoft Consolidated Campus Agreement) renewal process for the 07/01/15 to 06/30/16 license period.  Please feel free to attend and bring any Microsoft related questions. There is no RSVP for this event and it will not be recorded so please arrive early to ensure a seat. 

Here is the agenda for the sessions:

MCCA Renewal (50 minutes)

The End is Near for Windows Server 2003 Support

As of July 14, 2015, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your datacenter, you need to take steps now to plan and execute a migration strategy to protect your infrastructure. Migration information is available at Microsoft.

Microsoft Azure Training Workshop

There will be a FREE Training Workshop on Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform, on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm in the OARC Portal (5628 Math Sciences). The hands-on workshop will have two 3-hour sessions. The first session will cover Azure basics, and the second will cover advanced scenarios. Lunch will be provided. Bring your laptop, notebook, or tablet (running an HTML5 browser) and join Paul Singh, Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect who will guide you through standing up and configuring Azure for various workloads.

Microsoft Consulting and Premiere Support Services

Although neither of the Microsoft agreements UCLA participates in (MCCA, Select Plus) include support, all UC departments are able to take advantage of negotiated pricing on several Microsoft Consulting and Premiere Support plans.

Please contact Software Central for further informaiton on Microsoft Support Option Purchases.

Microsoft Select Plus License

Microsoft Select Plus Program provides new perpetual licenses and optional Software Assurance for most Microsoft applications, operating systems, and networking software products (media and documentation available separately).  Unlike the Microsoft Consolidated Campus Agreement (MCCA) licenses purchased via the Microsoft Select Plus agreement may be ordered in single quantities and are perpetual.