Software Licensing

Software Licensing for UA Faculty, Staff & Students


  • MS Lync 2013 is Now Skype for Business

    April 16th, 2015
    How Change Affects UAConnect Users This does not change your Lync service. Lync remains the default IM service for the university, is not able to connect with Skype IM users, and will continue to function as it did prior to the April 14 update.   This change is a Microsoft managed roll-out and not part of the University Information Technology Services (UITS) UAConnect upgrade. UITS will be upgrading the UAConnect IM service to Lync 2013 and will announce the date for this upgrade in advance.  For questions or issues, please contact the 24/7 IT Support Center at (520) 626-TECH (8324). Recent Mi...Read More
  • End of Support for Windows Server 2003

    April 15th, 2015
    Effective July 14, 2015  Windows Server 2003 will no longer be supported by Microsoft. While this date may seem distant, now is the time to develop a transition plan. Not sure where to start?  Read more... End of Support for Windows Server 2003 means: No updates will be developed or released for product design or features after the end of support date. No security updates will be provided, leaving your virtualized and physical environments vulnerable. An unsupported operating system will not fully meet compliance policies and regulations. This will put your business’s critical data at risk. Read More
  • Microsoft Killing off Internet Explorer Brand

    March 17th, 2015
    "While Microsoft has dropped hints that the Internet Explorer brand is going away, the software maker has now confirmed that it will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, codenamed Project Spartan." Read more...Read More
  • Adobe Discontinuing Sale of Creative Suite 6 (CS6) Licenses

    January 27th, 2015
    Effective February 27, Adobe is discontinuing the sale of Creative Suite 6 (CS6) under its volume licensing programs.  Instead these products are available via a subscription to Adobe’s “Creative Cloud.” Note: This will NOT affect any existing installations.  You may continue to use the Adobe software you have previously purchased, indefinitely, as long as it continues to function.  This only means you may not purchase any NEW licenses for the CS6 products after February 27th. The following announcement from Adobe provides further details: As many of you may have heard, Adobe discontinued the...Read More
  • MATLAB Online Feature Not Available at UA

    December 15th, 2014
    MATLAB® Online is not available to students with the University's current license. Only students who have purchased the MATLAB Student Version product can access the MATLAB Online feature.  About MATLAB Online Feature MATLAB Online provides access to MATLAB from any web browser. Users just log in to use MATLAB.  Files, data, and session remain available across computers, giving you access to your MATLAB anywhere. You can also run your files on your iOS or Android™ device by connecting to MathWorks Cloud through the MATLAB Mobile™ app. Cloud features like file sharing and publishing enable coll...Read More