I.T. Times
Volume 2. No 3 Information Technology News of the University of California, Davis Spring 1994

Microsoft Select under Review by UCOP and UC Campuses

Information Technology working with the UC Office of the President is aggressively evaluating the Microsoft Select Program. This program entitles the Davis campus to substantial price discounts on the Microsoft Product Line that are in the categories of Applications, Operating Systems, and Servers.

Request for Proposals have been responded to by qualified Microsoft Large Account Resellers (LARs) and are being reviewed by Office of the President and interested Universities. At the same time, the UCD Bookstore is investigating and evaluating other volume discount programs, including the Microsoft Open License Pack Program. Further status updates will be posted in future release of IT Times and electronically through the ucd- microsoft@ucdavis.edu listserv.

New Campus Site License on WordPerfect Corporation Products

The UCD Bookstore in partnership with Information Technology have announced the participation of the Davis campus in the WordPerfect Customer Advantage Program (WP CAP) for a two-year contract period. This arrangement provides substantial savings on the entire WordPerfect software family of products, technical Q&A databases, electronic manuals, interim updates, and much more.

Participation in the WP CAP Program is granted to the business operations of employees, consultants, and contractors within the enterprise and divisions of the University of California, Davis. No personal orders are accepted.

To purchase software through the site license, you submit a Departmental Purchase Order (DPO) to the UCD Bookstore. For product, platform, and pricing information please contact the UCD Bookstore at 752-1945. Other sources of information include the IT-CAP at Surge II, Campus Wide Information System (CWIS), and ucd- wordperfect@ucdavis.edu listserv.

Direct any questions regarding WordPerfect site license services or products offered through the WP CAP Program through the UCD Bookstore at 752-6391.

New Site License on Apple Computer, Inc. Software Products

Information Technology now participates in the Apple Software Site License program through a UC- wide agreement. Software includes: Mac System 7.1, Mac System 7.0 Pro, MacTCP 2.04, and MacX 1.2.

UC Davis clients with network connections to the campus backbone may retrieve the Apple software at no cost from the "pilot" enterprise-wide World Wide Web (W3) server or via anonymous ftp. Those campus sites without network connections can obtain the software from any of the public computer labs or from the IT-CAP at Surge II

Documentation is not included in the site license; however, the UCD Bookstore stocks Apple software manuals for purchase. The UCD Bookstore also continues to sell commercial shrink-wrapped copies of Apple software at educational discount prices.

Information about the Apple Site License program and instructions on downloading from the W3 server can be obtained from the CWIS (using Gopher), or by email from www@ucdavis.edu. Future announcements regarding this site license program and other Apple issues will posted electronically to the ucd-apple@ucdavis.edu listserv.

Jennifer Koester, Doug Hartline, and Ivars Balkits contributed to this issue's "Software Sitings" column.