November 7, 2014

UC Berkeley has renewed its Mathematica Unlimited site-wide license agreement with Wolfram Research Institute for an additional three years. The agreement still allows for the use of WRI's Mathematica software on UCB-owned computers by Faculty, Staff and Students, but extends usage rights on UCB computers to Visitng Scholars and Researchers and full-time Contractors.

October 9, 2014

The Mathworks has announced the release of R2014b.

 MATLAB Highlights include:
•   New MATLAB graphics system
•   New functions for processing big data on your desktop that can scale for use with Hadoop
•   Date and time data types
•   Git and Subversion source control integration
•   Packaging of custom MATLAB toolboxes
•   Arduino and Android hardware support

Simulink Highlights:

October 7, 2014

Office of the CIO

Dear Colleagues,

I’m pleased to announce immediate availability of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications - including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator - at no additional cost to all faculty, students, and staff for both institutionally-owned and personal computers. This suite of downloadable desktop applications replaces the Creative Suite 6 Master Collection and Design Premium versions previously available for download, and includes the newest products, features and enhancements available for:

September 24, 2014

Software Central will be operating with reduced staffing from Friday Sept. 26th through Tuesday Sept. 30th. Some delay shoul be expected in the processing of software requests. Your patience is appreciated.

September 5, 2014

UC Berkeley now offers Adobe's Creative Cloud suite of applications including Acrobat XI. UCB Faculty, Staff and Students may redeem the Creative Cloud Redemption Coupon, available at, and activate their CC subscription. Once subscribed, exisiting installs of Acrobat XI may be re-activated by launching the application, then clicking on Help>Sign In and signing in with your Adobe ID.

August 22, 2014

UC Berkeley has completed the agreement with Adobe to provide the Adobe Creative Cloud software at no cost to individual faculty, staff, and students at UCB. Creative Cloud will replace the current offering of Creative Suite 6. Work is underway to begin distributing the software by the end of September 2014.

July 21, 2014

Wolfram Research Inc.

Mathematica 10 Released July 9th, 2014

June 30, 2014

Software Central is now offering standalone Microsoft anti-malware software for Windows, Mac, and Linux clients. This software will be available to the campus community for both institutional and personally owned machines.

May 23, 2014

MATLAB Technical Seminars at Berkeley 

Join us for complimentary MATLAB seminars at University of California, Berkeley. 

Faculty, staff, researchers and students are all welcome to attend. 
Feel free to forward this invitation along:

Date:                          Thursday, June 12, 2014
Times:                        9:00am – 11:00am and 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location:                    Kroeber Hall and LeConte Hall

May 20, 2014

UC Berkeley has signed a campus-wide agreement with VMware to provide their virtualization software to qualified members of the academic community.  Students, faculty, and technical staff may download and install VMware products at no cost through the IST-sponsored VMware Academic Program subscription.  This includes VMware Workstation, Fusion, vCenter, vCloud Suite, and vSphere.

For more information on downloading software and license eligibility visit the SoftwareCentral/VMWare page.

March 20, 2014

The Mathworks will be presenting two Matlab Seminars on Wednesday April 9th, 2014.

Date:                     Wednesday, April 9
Time:                    9:00-11:00a.m.
Location:             Mulford Hall, Room 159 

Date:                     Wednesday, April 9
Time:                    1:00-3:00p.m.
Location:             Valley Life Sciences Bldg, Room 2060                               

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March 7, 2014

The Citrix Receiver is a client and web browser plug-in that gives you secure web browser access to select UC Berkeley applications from anywhere. The Citrix Receiver is required to access vApps.

What is vApps? vApps (short for Virtual Applications) gives you a secure one stop shop for certain UC Berkeley applications (e.g. BAIRS, CalPlanning, CalTime) not installed on your computer. This eliminates compatibility and security issues, such as the need to run a specific web browser version for each application.

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MathWorks today announced Release 2014a (R2014a) of its MATLAB and Simulink product families. R2014a includes new releases of MATLAB and Simulink, and updates and bug fixes to 81 other products.