Zoom Transition Update

Effective August 13, the ongoing management and support for the Campus Zoom service will be transitioned from the Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC) to Information Technology Services (IT Services).  This transition will include support, change management, and the ordering and assignment of add-on licenses (Webinar, Large Meeting Room, Zoom Rooms, etc.).  Beginning August 13, the add-on licenses can be ordered through the IT Services Online Service Catalog.

Software Central Debuts New Website

You are looking at the new Software Central website.  Out with the old and in with the new!  We think you will find this new site intuitive and easy to use, and most importantly make it easier for us to accomplish our ongoing mission of serving the UCLA Community.

For all you tech types out there, our new site was created with Drupal, an open source CMS (content management system) that is very user friendly.

Windows 10 Presentation

Please join Richard Balsley and Jeff Williams from Microsoft for a Windows 10 Presentation on Wednesday, 3/23 from 1pm – 2:30pm at the OARC Visualization Portal (5628 Math Science Building) where they will cover the following Windows 10 topics and will host a Q&A for your Windows 10 related questions:

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 OARC 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)

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.

StarNet X-Win 32 Direct From Vendor

Please be advised that Software Central will not be renewing the site license for StarNet X-Win 32.  With declining interest in this software we are finally at the point where the cost savings is no longer provided with Software Central’s involvement, as it will be cheaper for you to purchase the software directly from StarNet. Should you wish to renew or puchase a license for the software you should contact Paul Swart, as he will be able to provide you a discounted price quote.

UCLA Site-Wide License for MatLab

We are excited to announce that a campuswide MatLab software license agreement is now in place. All current students, faculty, and staff with an email address are now able to access MATLAB software, toolkits, and online training courses.  click here for more information.