Software Licensing Blog

Minitab 17 Upgrade

April 18, 2014 – Minitab 17 was released in February.  OIT will upgrade the Minitab license server after the end of the Spring 2014 semester on Monday, May 5th.  You may continue to use Minitab 16.

You can find information about the University’s Minitab license in the OIT Software Catalog.

Microsoft Office Home Use Program

March 17, 2014 - Microsoft Office Home Use Program (HUP) software may now be purchased directly through the University’s Kivuto WebStore.  Eligible employees no longer need to log a ticket with the IT Service Desk to obtain a HUP code.  Updated procedures and a link to the WebStore can be found at: http://oit.ua.edu/oit/services/software-licensing/microsoft-office-home-use-for-facultystaff/

SPSS 22 Available

February 13, 2014 - SPSS 22 is now available for use on University-owned computers for teaching and research purposes only.  To request the upgrade, please e-mail the OIT Service Desk at itsd@ua.edu.  If you require an administrative license, please contact OIT Software Licensing at software.licensing@ua.edu.

Adobe Creative Cloud for Enterprise Available Now

November 21, 2013 – The University has executed an Adobe Enterprise Term Site License for Adobe Creative Cloud, including Adobe Acrobat Pro.  The agreement gives faculty, staff, and students free access to Creative Cloud desktop applications, such as Photoshop CC and InDesign CC, on University-owned machines.  In the coming weeks, a home purchase option will be available to faculty and staff.  For more details about the University’s license for Adobe Creative Cloud, please visit http://oit.ua.edu/oit/services/software-licensing/adobe-creative-cloud.

 

SAS 9.4 Available for 64-bit Operating Sytems

SAS 9.4 is now available for download through the University’s enterprise agreement. Please note that SAS 9.4 is a limited release for 64-bit operating systems only. Users may continue to use SAS 9.3. More information, as well as a link to the download site, can be found at http://oit.ua.edu/oit/services/software-licensing/sas/.

Faronics Insight Licenses Available

July 8, 2013 – Faronics Insight is a computer lab management tool that allows instructors to control all computers in a lab from a single teaching workstation. With Insight, instructors can monitor user computers, blank user screens, mute audio, remote into user workstations, and open, close, block applications and Web activity on user workstations. It also allows instructors to share their screen with the student users, or with instructor supervision, allows users to share their screen with the class. For a complete description, visit the Faronics web site.  Insight is licensed per lab, rather than per workstation (e.g. a lab of 100 workstations and a lab of five workstations each requires only one license per room).

The University has five licenses to reallocate to interested departments free of charge.  All that is required is to assume the annual maintenance of approximately $60/license/year.  Typically the initial cost per license is $600.

If interested, please contact Cathy Rainey in the Office of Information Technology.

REMINDER: SPSS 18 To Be Decommissioned

November 26, 2012 – REMINDER: In September 2012, SPSS de-supported SPSS 18; therefore, version 18 will be removed from the license server on December 31, 2012. Please make plans to transition to a newer version, 19, 20, or 21, by this date and back-up your data.  You may request a newer version by sending a request to the OIT Service Desk at itsd@ua.edu.  Users are encouraged to register at http://www-01.ibm.com/software/analytics/support/ for access to the SPSS Knowledgebase and other technical resources.  If you have questions regarding the decommissioning of SPSS 18, please email OIT Software Licensing.

New SAS Education Analytic Suite Enterprise License

The Office of Information Technology and the College of Commerce and Business Administration are pleased to announce a new enterprise agreement for SAS Education Analytic Suite (SAS).  SAS is now available to academic departments, faculty, staff, and students on personal and university-owned machines for teaching and research purposes at no charge to the end user.  Simply login to the download site, accept the terms and conditions, and download the software to your machine.  More information, as well as a link to the download site, can be found at http://oit.ua.edu/oit/services/software-licensing/sas/.

 

SPSS 21 Available; SPSS 18 to Be Decommissioned

October 18, 2012 – SPSS 21 is now available for use on University-owned computers for teaching and research purposes only.  To request the upgrade, please e-mail the OIT Service Desk at itsd@ua.edu.  If you require an administrative license, please contact OIT Software Licensing at software.licensing@ua.edu.

In September 2012, SPSS de-supported SPSS 18; therefore, version 18 will be removed from the license server on December 31, 2012. Please make plans to transition to a newer version, 19, 20, or 21, by this date and back-up your data.  You may request a newer version by sending a request to the OIT Service Desk at itsd@ua.edu.  Users are encouraged to register at http://www-01.ibm.com/software/analytics/support/ for access to the SPSS Knowledgebase and other technical resources.  If you have questions regarding the decommissioning of SPSS 18, please email OIT Software Licensing.

Adobe Acrobat Pro XI Upgrade Available

Newly enrolled departments participating in the Adobe Acrobat TSL are now eligible to install Adobe Acrobat XI Pro on university-owned faculty/staff and computer lab machines.  All participating departments are eligible to upgrade from version X to XI.  Please note that due to the only recent availability, OIT has not finished testing the compatibility of Acrobat Pro XI with other applications.  Any known issues will be posted as our Known Issues blog as the information becomes available.

  •  If your department is a past participant and already has the software installed and running, no action is required unless you would like to request the upgrade.  To request the upgrade, please follow the instructions for your college or department provided below.
  •  If your department is a new participant, please follow the instructions below to request the software:
  • Departments with OIT desktop support – Please enter an IT Service Desk ticket by emailing your request for Adobe Acrobat Pro XI to itsd@ua.edu.  Your OIT support tech will contact you to coordinate installation.
  • Departments with non-OIT desktop support – Please contact your IT Administrator.  IT Administrators can request the media and keys by emailing the IT Service Desk at itsd@ua.edu.  The IT Service Desk will verify your department’s participation and then contact you when the media is available for pickup.

 

Advancement – The upgrade will be managed by OIT in coordination with the Advancement Services IT group.  Users will be contacted prior to installation and should not enter an OIT Service Desk request.

Arts & Sciences – The upgrade will be managed by the OIT in coordination with eTech.  Users will be contacted prior to installation and should not enter an OIT Service Desk request.

Athletics – The upgrade will be managed by the Athletics IT Office.  Please direct any questions or service requests to the Athletics IT Help Desk, or call 348-3645.

C&BA – To request the upgrade, please follow normal procedures for C&BA technology requests.

CCHS – The upgrade will be managed by the OIT in coordination with the CCHS IT group.  Users will be contacted prior to installation and should not enter an OIT Service Desk request.

Communication & Information Sciences – To request the upgrade, please follow normal procedures for CCIS technology requests.

Continuing Studies –The upgrade will be managed by the CCS IT staff.

Education – The upgrade will be managed by Education Technology Support Services.  Education users should call 348-2445 to schedule the upgrade.

Engineering – Please send an e-mail to the IT Service Desk at itsd@ua.edu requesting the upgrade.

Nursing – The upgrade will be managed by the Nursing IT group.  Please direct any questions to Thomas Little.

Social Work – The upgrade will be managed by the OIT in coordination with the Dean’s office.  Users will be contacted prior to installation and should not enter an OIT Service Desk request.

Financial Affairs - To request the upgrade, please follow normal procedures for Financial Affairs technology requests.

All others – Please send an e-mail to the IT Service Desk at itsd@ua.edu requesting the upgrade or contact your technical support group.  You will be contacted by a technician to schedule the installation.

 

For more information about the Adobe Acrobat TSL, please visit (link removed).

For a list of participating departments, please visit http://oit.ua.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Adobe-TSL-Participants-2013.pdf