IT Services

Software News - Hilary 2009


1. New Software Versions

Reference Manager 12

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Adobe Product Range at Version CS4

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SPSS Statistics 17

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SPSS Text Analysis for Surveys v3.0

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2. Full List of Software Agreements at Oxford

Please refer to our list of available software at:

Full Software List at Oxford

The majority of which can be obtained from the Computing Services Online Shop

If your department has licensed a software product that could be used campus wide then please let us know via so that we can include it on this list.

3. Microsoft Products for Students

Please refer students to to obtain details of how to obtain Microsoft Products at educational pricing.

This page also gives details of "The Ultimate Steal" which is a discount purchase route for Microsoft Office which can also be used by staff and "Dreamspark" which provides a range of developer and designer tools to students free of charge.

4. Ingres

Since reporting the termination of the Ingres rental agreement to you in the Michaelmas Newsletter two departments have decided to take out a new agreement for the rental and support of Ingres.

If you would like to join this agreement, then please contact me for details of the shared pricing.

5. Novell Netware (OES and SLES) Maintenance

Are you running Novell Software? If so you should be contributing to the annual maintenance of this software.

Please visit the Computing services Online Shop (Software- Colleges and Departments Only - Novell Netware) to purchase your maintenance for the period 01.08.08 - 31.07.09

At the moment the maintenance fee is contributed to by 9 units of the University, the remainder of the fee being paid for from the central software funding budget. If this represents the true usage of the Novell OES and SLES software then shall either need to terminate the maintenance of ask for a significant incresae in the contribution payments.

6. Contact Details

Software licensing is a section of the Technical Services Group within OUCS.

Please direct licensing queries via email to .

Generally available software is distributed via the Computing Services Online Shop, email with your sales queries. Specialist software funded by departmental groups is distributed directly via software licensing staff.

Information relating to software products and licences is sent via email to all registered IT Support Staff and to the software-announce mailing list.

The Software-announce mailing list is used to announce important changes in our software agreements. To subscribe to the software-announce mailing list, send a message to

The Software-discuss mailing list can be used by you to give your views on software agreements, to say what programs you are interested in and what you would like to see available. To subscribe to the software-discuss mailing list, send a message to

A full list of products and prices is available from the Computing Services Online Shop

Details of our software agreements can be viewed from the Software Agreements page

The Home page for Site Licensing can be viewed at Licensing Home Page