Software Licensing

Software Licensing for UA Faculty, Staff & Students


  • MathWorks and Windows XP

    August 26th, 2014
    MathWorks periodically updates platform support in response to shifts in usage, and is planning to drop the following platforms: Windows XP and Windows Vista: R2015a will be the last release supporting Windows XP and Windows Vista and their server variants, Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2008. Impacted users are advised to migrate to a newer release of Windows at this time. 32-bit Windows: Support for 32-bit Windows will be dropped within the next few years. 32-bit Windows users are advised to migrate to 64-bit Windows at this time.  OS X 10.7 (Lion): Support will be dropped as of R...Read More
  • Windows XP Upgrade Events August 12th and 14th

    August 7th, 2014
    Faculty, students, and staff! Do you still have a computer or laptop running Windows XP? Are you feeling intimidated by the process of upgrading your system? Bring your computer to the 24/7 IT Support Center and let the 24/7's technical consultants take your machine through the process of updating from Windows XP! WHEN AND WHERE: Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 from noon-6 p.m. 24/7 IT Support Center MLK Bldg., 1322 E. First St. (Mountain Avenue and First Street) Don't forget to bring your machine(s)! For more details read the Lo Que Pasa article.Read More
  • Gartner Subscription Not Renewed

    July 21st, 2014
    As of June 30, 2014 the University of Arizona free subscription to Gartner for faculty, staff, and students is no longer available. The contract has not been renewed due to the very low usage of the service and high cost attributed to keep it. Read More
  • Hurry! Adobe License Pre-Order Deadline Fast Approaching!

    May 8th, 2014
    The University of Arizona is currently in the process of negotiating with Adobe for a multi-year site campus license for Adobe Acrobat and Creative Cloud.   As some of you may be aware, Adobe has changed their pricing structure so that licenses are no longer perpetual and a monthly or yearly charge must be paid to use their suite of products. Additionally, those of you who are using concurrent licenses for computing labs will no longer be able to use this methodology beyond Adobe Creative Suite 6.   The UA Site Licensing Task Force is working with the Office of the CIO and the UA Bookstores to...Read More
  • Windows 8.1 Update Must Be Installed by May 13th 2014

    April 23rd, 2014
    If you have Windows 8.1, you have a little less than three (3) weeks to install Windows 8.1 Update, or you will miss out on future security updates. Failure to install Win8.1U will prevent Windows Update from patching your system starting May 13th, Microsoft warned. After businesses protested, Microsoft has extended the deadline for enterprise customers to August 2014, but the deadline for consumers remains May 13th. "For our consumer customers, Windows 8.1 Update is a required update and needs to be installed to receive new updates from Windows Update starting on May 13th," said Brandon LeBla...Read More