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.

SPSS Licenses Now Renewing

Software Central is currently renewing SPSS licenses that expire on 6/30/16. This renewal only applies to SPSS licenses that will expire on 6/30/16.  This renewal is NOT for any SPSS licenses purchased after 1/1/2016.  All licenses purchased after 1/1/2016 are good through 12/31/16.  

SPSS Now Renewing for the 1/1/17 to 12/31/17 Agreement Term

Attention SPSS users; UCLA has joined the UC wide IBM ESSO agreement that now includes SPSS.  Because of this change, our licensing term has shifted to follow the calendar year rather than the fiscal year.  If you currently license SPSS from Software Central, please check your email for the renewal notices and directions on how to complete your renewal.  Renewing in a timely manner will assure that your license continues to run without interruption.

Survey Monkey Training Session

On December 2, 2014, Software Central held a SurveyMonkey training event in the Portal in Math Sciences.  New and experienced SurveyMonkey users attended and peppered the well prepared trainers with many excellent questions.  If you could not attend, the good news is that the session was recorded and can be seen here: UCLA 12-4-14 SurveyMonkey Seminar.