IT Services

Software News - Michaelmas 2009


1. New Software Versions

Adobe Captivate 4

Adobe Framemaker 9

Adobe Incopy CS4

Endnote X3

Mapinfo Pro 10

Maple 13

PDF Convertor Pro 6

Microsoft Expression 3

Microsoft Mappoint 2010

Microsoft Server 2008 R2

Windows 7

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 Campus Renewal

Withdrawal of Microsoft Frontpage/Sharepoint Designer Rental

The Campus rental agreement which allows us to use a selection of Microsoft Products on our computers has been renewed until 31st August 2010, on the 1st September 2009 we ceased to rent Microsoft Frontpage/Sharepoint Designer under this agreement and you must remove all installed copies of this software.

Moving away from Microsoft Frontpage/Sharepoint Designer under Campus

Microsoft have made Sharepoint Designer 2007 available as a free license download, despite the name change this software product is actually the "next version" following on from Microsoft Frontpage 2003.

To download a free copy of Microsoft Sharepoint Designer 2007 visit

If there is a particular reason for you to continue using Microsoft Frontpage then the only way to obtain a license to permit this is for you to purchase a copy of Microsoft Expression Web, under the Microsoft Select agreement and then to use the associated downgrade rights that come with this software in order to continue running Microsoft Frontpage.

Windows 7

Both Windows 7 Professional and Enterprise editions are available under the Campus agreement. You can download ISO images of this software from the ITSS downloads site

4. News from the Divisional Software Group

The Divisional Software Licensing Group gives advice to OUCS on how to spend the central software funding financial contribution. This group has representatives from each of the divisions, ITSS and colleges.

Following a review of software funded by this group it has been announced that Reference Manager and Matlab are now being funded on an annual basis. Sigmaplot and PDF Convertor Pro have been funded for a three year period. Novell Maintenance for both Operating System products and Zenworks are being funded on an annual basis, with each unit using the software making a £100 contibution.

5. Novell Netware (OES and SLES) and Zenworks 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 01.08.09 - 31.07.10

The contribution of £100, per unit of the University, using the software allows you to recieve updates to both Novell Operating Systems and Zenworks as covered by our license.

6. The Ultimate Steal

Microsoft are currently offering students copies of Windows 7 at £30 and Office Ultimate 2007 at £38.95 via this website.

The Ultimate Steal

7. 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