IT Services



Software News - Michaelmas 2007


Contents



1. New Software Versions

Microsoft Expression Blend/Media/Studio

Further Information- Microsoft Expression

Microsoft System Centre Ops Manager 2007

Further Information- Microsoft Ops Man 2007

Endnote XI for Win

Further Information- Endnote

FileMaker Pro V9 for Mac and Win

Further Information- Filemaker

Exceed, Conectivity Secure Shell, NFS Maestro Solo and Server. Version 2008 for Win

Further Information- Exceed

Adobe PhotoShop Elements V6.0 for Win

Further Information- Photoshop Elements

Adobe Coldfusion 8

Further Information- Adobe Coldfusion

Adobe CS3 Design Standard/Premium and Web Standard/Premium

Further Information- CS products

Adobe Illustrator CS3

Further Information- Adobe Illustrator

Corel Painter 10



2. SAS and SPSS

SAS is licensed until the end July 2008 and SPSS until the end of November 2008, whilst SPSS licenses remain free of charge SAS is now partly cost recovered and you will need to renew any licenses that expired on 31st July 2007 via the Computing Services Shop

Computing Services Shop Price List

SPSS version 16 is awaited, this will be the first version to work on the Intel based Mac.



3. Maple

All new first year Maths students have been licensed automatically for Maple use. The Maths Institute is sending discs to all college IT staff (with maths students) to prevent students having to purchase individual copies of the media.

The Maple license ends in December 2007; we are seeking an extension to this license.



4. Nvivo

Although there is now a site license available via Eduserv Chest there was insufficient interest show in the recent consultation for us to be able to afford the fees.

Please keep software licensing informed if your usage changes.



5. EndNote Web

Our agreement for the use of EndNote on University-owned machines has been extended to allow the use of EndNote Web. Before purchasing EndNote Desktop (the full version) for use on a machine that you own yourself, at a cost of £79.90 from the Computing Services Shop, you should see if EndNote Web, which is free of charge for your use, might satisfy your requirements.

Visit myendnoteweb from a computer within ox.ac.uk to sign up for an account. Once signed up, you can access your account from outside ox.ac.uk as well.



6. Microsoft Office for Students

Microsoft is selling Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 to students in Higher Education for £38.95 until the end of April 2008. There are also options to purchase media, take a free trial or purchase a year's rental (at £12.95). For more information and detailed conditions see www.theultimatesteal.co.uk website.



7. Staff News

Minor reorganisation within OUCS means that 1.6FTE, an increase of 0.55, is now allocated to software licensing. Richard Saxton and Diane Mitchell are the two contacts. Plans for service developments are in the SLD at Licensing SLD



8. Software Licensing from OUCS

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

Please direct licensing queries via email to software@oucs.ox.ac.uk .

Generally available software is distributed via the Computing Services Shop, email shop@oucs.ox.ac.uk 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 software-announce-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk

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 software-discuss-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk

A full list of products and prices is available from the Shop Price List

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