News

October 17, 2016

Cisco recently released their new AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Version 4.3.03086. This new version is compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 and higher (including the latest version of Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra). The client also works with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Win10, and Linux (Red Hat 6 (64-bit), Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS) and 14.04 (LTS) (64-bit). The client can be downloaded from the Cisco VPN webpage on Software Central.

October 3, 2016

UPDATED: Oct 4, 2016

The licensing issue affecting the CtrlWORK ergonomics software was found to be due to an expired license file on the vendor's server. A new file has been uploaded to the server, and a new license file has also been added to the download package. Restoring access requires an uninstall and re-install of CtrlWork.

September 19, 2016

The Mathworks recently released their latest version of Matlab software, Matlab 2016b. However, as there was no advance warning of the actual release date, IS&T has not had the opportunity to update the UCB Central License Server to support the latest version. Persons using Network licenses for UCB Matlab software are strongly advised not to upgrade to version 2016b until such time that the license server is updated and tested. Updating a Network license to 2016b at this time will result in errors when attempting to launch the new version of Matlab.

August 18, 2016

Update: Kivuto Services Development Team located the bug that was causing access to the Adobe Software tab to fail. A hotfix was applied and Kivuto now reports that the access is resored and the website is stable. If you notice any strange behavior when accessing the site, please send an e-mail to software@berkeley.edu with details of the observed behavior.

August 9, 2016

*UPDATE* A workaround for eligiblity verification has been implemented. Queued license requests are now being processed in the order they were received.

July 29, 2016

*Update* The UCB Calnet team were able to restore the communication between the University's system of record and the Webstore's authorization service. Affected Students have confirmed that access is restored.

June 24, 2016

UC Berkeley IS&T and The Mathworks, providers of Matlab, have agreed to an addendum to the Matlab Total Academic Headcount (TAH) Agreement providing limited licensing to Third Parties. The addendum provides Matlab licensing “solely for the purpose of academic course work and teaching, noncommercial academic research, and personal use which is not for any commercial or other organizational use” on UCB-owned computers to Third-Parties for the duration of their affiliation with the University.

May 25, 2016

Please Note: Software Central will be closed June 4-12. The processing of software requests will resume beginning June 13th.

The JMP Academic Suite Licenses for the 2106-17 license cycle are now available. Thanks to increased demand across the UC system the cost of a single JMP license has dropped for a second consecuative year. The cost for a single user license is down from $27 to $25. JMP/JMP Pro for both Mac and Windows can be downloaded from the Software Central JMP webpage.

February 25, 2016

"Future of Computation and Knowledge" - A presentation by Dr. Stephen Wolfram

Come join Dr. Stephen Wolfram for a talk on the

“Future of Computation and Knowledge”

Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Time: 3:30 to 5:30 pm

Where: Cory Hall Rm 0277*

February 2, 2016

Contrary to what was communicated to IS&T, UCB SPSS licenses expired unexpectedly on Februaury 1st. The license expiration date was reported to be extended through March 31, 2016 to allow time to transition to the new System-wide license model.

If your SPSS license has stopped working, please submit the 2016 SPSS License Request form and a new activation key will be provided.

January 4, 2016

In response to potential securtiy vulnerabilities the Berkeley Finance System (BFS) and other ancillary systems have been temporarily taken offline. The offlining of these systems affects the ability for Software Central to validate Chart of Account (COA) chartstrings used in some purchases of SAS, JMP and SPSS licenses. Purchases of SAS/JMP/SPSS* (*non-Funding Partner affiliates) using a COA chartstring will be delayed until the BFS and related systems are back on-line. Current estimate for return of service is Wednesday, Jan 6th.

December 14, 2015

Software Central will be closed in late Dec. through early Jan. due to the semester break, University holidays, and campuswide energy curtailment.

Requests submitted in the later half of the week ending 12/18/15 may not be responded to/processed until early January.

September 10, 2015

The MATHWORKS, provider of MATLAB software, has announced the release of its latest version of Matlab - R2015b. For an overview of what is new in the release watch the MATLAB Release Highlights video. A list of system requirements is available on the MATLAB System Requirements page.

August 27, 2015

On Thursday, August 27, 2015, Software Central adopted the ServiceNow platform for Incident Management and Generic Service Request as part of Cohort 1 of the IST-ServiceNow Project. This migration is part of a large-scale project to consolidate approximately 35 FootPrints and other ticketing queues currently used for Incident Management and Generic Service Request in IST.

April 30, 2015

SAS has announced the release of version 12 of JMP and JMPPro software. The software is now available for download from Software Central/JMP.

April 14, 2015

Software Central will be operating with reduced staffing April 20-24. Some delay in the processing of requests can be expected though every attempt will be made to complete requests in a timely fashion. Your patience is appreciated.

April 7, 2015

The JMP Academic Suite Licenses for the 2105-16 license cycle are now available, and at a reduced price. Thanks to increased demand across the UC system the cost of a single JMP license dropped from $39 to $27. Though the latest release JMP 12 has been announced, SAS has halted distribution for an inderminate time. JMP 11.2 for both Mac and Windows can be downloaded from the Software Central JMP webpage.

March 16, 2015

NEW MATLAB RELEASE!

R2015a now available

The latest release of Mathworks' MATLAB software is R2015a. For information on what is new in the latest release visit the MATLAB Release Highlights page.

December 4, 2014

Software Central will be operating with reduced staffing Dec. 8-10. Some delay in the processing of requests can be expected though every attempt will be made to complete requests in a timely fashion. Your patience is appreciated.