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Q/A: Office for Mac upgrades on volume-license purchases?

Do K-State departments get a free upgrade to Office 2011 software (for Macs only)? No. Microsoft purchases made through SHI International (via State Contract 07365) are volume-license purchases. Free upgrades are not available for volume-license purchases (see Microsoft’s Technology Guarantee for details). … Continue reading

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SPSS software pricing going up

IBM SPSS pricing is going up Sept. 28. While this will not impact the campus SPSS-PC license renewal costs this year, it does impact purchases of add-ons made after that time. Faculty/staff and departments that are considering adding SPSS AMOS, … Continue reading

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Adobe software contract renewed through May 2012

The Adobe contract has jumped through all the hoops and is officially renewed through May 13, 2012. SHI International will begin processing K-State departmental orders immediately. Contact Kathy Leonard (785-532-4926, kantink@k-state.edu) if you need further information or have questions. Tweet

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Adobe contract negotiations under way

The university’s contract with Adobe Systems expires Friday, April 30. Negotiations are under way but are unlikely to be completed until early May. SHI, our large account reseller for Adobe products, is aware of the situation, and beginning May 1, they will hold Adobe … Continue reading

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Deep Freeze, Insight software volume-purchase under way

Departments wishing to participate in the software volume-purchase for Faronics products (Deep Freeze for Mac or Windows, and Insight) should contact Kathy Leonard (IT licensing specialist, 785-532-4926, kantink@k-state.edu) before Friday, Nov. 13. Deep Freeze software (Enterprise edition) allows computers to return to … Continue reading

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Windows 7 available to departments Sept. 1 from SHI

SHI, contractor for the State Large Account Reseller agreement for software, has announced that Windows 7 will be available for purchase by K-State departments as of Sept. 1. Note that this is an upgrade license only (a Microsoft Windows or Vista operating … Continue reading

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K-State Online, other systems maintenance Thursday, Sept. 3

On Thursday, Sept. 3, some K-State systems and services may be unavailable for nearly 90 minutes for a storage firmware update. View the Status of K-State IT Resources site for more details and check back for additional updates. Systems that will … Continue reading

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Departments: Microsoft-K-State software contract runs to 2012

The Microsoft Select Agreement between Microsoft and Kansas State University has been completed. It runs for three years, and will expire June 30, 2012. There are no changes to the agreement that expired June 30 — department orders are still … Continue reading

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Status of state contract for Microsoft products

The Microsoft Select Agreement expired June 30. Negotiations are under way, and the contract should be completed in the next few weeks. SHI, the Large Account Reseller for State Contract 07359, will continue as the vendor for Microsoft products. Microsoft … Continue reading

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MATLAB seminar March 27 by MathWorks

Computing and Telecommunications Services is sponsoring a complimentary MATLAB seminar 8:45 a.m.-noon Friday, March 27, in the Hemisphere Room of Hale Library. Jiro Doke, senior application engineer for The MathWorks, will be the presenter. This event is suitable for both new and … Continue reading

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