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Udemy available to U staff with an IT role

Udemy for Business available at no cost to U staff with an IT role

Craig Bennion, IT Service Management Process Support manager, said Udemy provides professional development opportunities that staff would otherwise seek out from other online platforms, conferences, or alternate off-site providers.

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Qualtrics CoreXM licenses available to faculty, staff, students, and orgs

Qualtrics CoreXM licenses available to faculty, staff, students, and orgs

The U has signed a five-year, campus-wide software agreement for Qualtrics CoreXM, an online survey tool for collecting and analyzing data for academic research, market research, customer satisfaction and loyalty, product and concept testing, employee evaluations, and website feedback.

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Action required: Windows 7 support ends on January 14, 2020

Action required: Windows 7 support ends on January 14, 2020

Don't panic, but do make a plan — that’s the message that Windows 7 users should heed before January 14, 2020, when Microsoft formally ends "extended support" — free patches for security issues and bugs — and leave unsupported PCs exposed to exploits.

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Employees may now purchase Microsoft Power BI Pro licenses

Employees may now purchase Microsoft Power BI Pro licenses

Power BI Pro licenses are managed and assigned through the Office 365 tenant portal. Once assigned, the Office of Software Licensing will inform end users that they can log in to Office 365 and start using the product.

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MATLAB license renewal means continued savings for U community

MATLAB license renewal means continued savings for U community

For the third year, the Office of Software Licensing has renewed the campus-wide MathWorks MATLAB Total Academic Headcount (TAH) license — a bundle that includes MATLAB, Simulink, and 49 companion products.

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U implements new enterprise software acquisition process

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Earlier this month, the University of Utah implemented a new enterprise software policy and rule intended to reduce costs and the duplication of applications across all its organizations.

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Refresher: Appropriate software usage at the U

Refresher: Appropriate software usage at the U

Some licenses allow users to download software to personal desktops, laptops, and mobile devices; others restrict use to university-owned devices. It can get pretty complicated, but fortunately, the Office of Software Licensing's Frequently Asked Questions web page helps users wade though license terms and conditions.

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Windows 7 Support Will End in 2020; Users Should Move to Windows 10

Windows 7 support will end in 2020; users should move to Windows 10

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will stop providing security updates and support for the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, which is a decade old. Windows 8.1 users should also upgrade, as extended support for that version will soon expire, too.

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Last Updated: 4/11/22