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Microsoft Campus Agreement: Work-at-home software available

Information Technology Services began offering eligible faculty/staff use of the following software at home for work-related purposes effective Monday, Feb. 28:

  • Windows 7 Professional Upgrade (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Office Professional Plus 2010
  • Office Mac Standard 2011

The software is not available for personal use. K-Staters can purchase the software for personal use under the Microsoft Select Agreement at the K-State Student Union Computer Store.

Note to departments: Free software downloads of Microsoft’s operating systems and the Microsoft Office Suite are available for all university-owned computers.  See the Jan. 18 Microsoft Campus Agreement article.

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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 the original computer image upon each reboot. Deep Freeze is a great tool for public-use computers or computers used by many people, such as computing labs, lecture-room presentation systems, and kiosks. While the computer is frozen, any changes made to the computer (installing software, saving files) will be reversed upon restart. Continue reading “Deep Freeze, Insight software volume-purchase under way”

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 placed through SHI International, pricing should remain the same, etc.

While the contract was being completed, SHI was unable to fulfill department orders for Microsoft products. They are now filling those pending orders.

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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 orders placed with SHI will be held until the new contract is in place. Questions may be directed to Kathy Leonard, IT licensing specialist (kantink@k-state.edu, 785-532-4926).

Trend Micro site license renewed for three years

Based on feedback from the campus and SIRT, K-State’s site license for Trend Micro OfficeScan security software was renewed for another three years. The license, which now expires March 31, 2012, covers computers both in the office and at home for all K-State faculty, staff, and current students. The Silver Premium Support contract was renewed for one year and will be re-evaluated each year.

OfficeScan provides K-State with a suite of security functions for desktops and servers that includes antivirus, antispyware, a firewall, intrusion detection, and blocking access to known, malicious websites (“Web Reputation Services“).

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Trend Micro meeting moved to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18

The campus meeting about renewing the Trend Micro license postponed from last Friday is scheduled 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Wednesday, Feb. 18, in Union 213.  Since K-State’s license for Trend Micro antivirus software expires March 31, Harvard Townsend, chief information security officer, will facilitate a discussion of the options for renewing the license (which boil down to whether we renew for one year or three years), how a decision will be made, and considerations for Macintosh support.

K-State’s Symantec license for Macs expires in October 2009, and Trend Micro is about to release a native Mac antivirus product. Continue reading “Trend Micro meeting moved to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18”

Trend Micro license-renewal meeting Wednesday, Feb. 18

Update: Last-minute date change from Friday, Feb. 13, to Wednesday, Feb. 18

K-State’s license for Trend Micro antivirus/security software expires March 31, so we are in the process of exploring renewal options. It is not an option to switch to a different antivirus vendor at this point, given the complexity and magnitude of converting. However, K-State does have the option of renewing for either one year or three years, and Trend Micro is offering attractive pricing for a three-year renewal.

A campus meeting to discuss the renewal options is scheduled 1:30-2:30 p.m. 9:30-10:30 a.m.Friday, Feb. 13 Tuesday, Feb. 17 Wednesday, Feb. 18, in Union 213. Continue reading “Trend Micro license-renewal meeting Wednesday, Feb. 18”