The Software Licensing Group, a University-wide body, is changing the way site licensed software is distributed and managed at Uconn. In an effort to make better decisions pertaining to software cost-effectiveness, compliance, and overall need; the SLG has identified K2 Sassafras as the tool that will be used to help manage and distribute software licenses at Uconn.
Faculty and staff can now purchase Microsoft Office and Windows OS for personal use directly from Microsoft through the SLG website. This software is available for both MAC & Windows computers. Simply select the software tab above and then scroll down to Microsoft – Office & Windows O/S for personal computers. Click the link under distribution to make your purchase. You will need to sign in with your NET ID & password. If you do not know your NET ID & password please contact the UITS help desk at 486-HELP (4357).
Students are also eligible to obtain Microsoft Office and Windows OS for personal use either through the method described above, or by going to: http://huskytech.uconn.edu/software_msoffice.html
On July 1st, 2012 phase 1 of the Software Asset Management project was implemented. As part of this strategy, all SLG supported research and teaching software is now provided to faculty, and staff at no cost for installation on University computers. Phase 1 of the project requires the K2 Sassafras tool be installed on University computers that will use the following software obtained from SLG; Matlab; Mathematica, Minitab, NVIVO, Comsol, LabView, Maple, Respondus, SAS, and SPSS. These software packages can downloaded & managed using the new K2 Sassafras software from the SLG site http://software.uconn.edu/software/software.php.
All other software packages will continue to be obtained & managed as they have in the past. For questions please visit our FAQ's page
UConn's Source for Software
SLG is a University-wide body that assesses the software needs for instructional computer laboratories and facilities, high technology classrooms, and administrative desktops (HuskyPC); identifies appropriate software to respond to those needs; negotiates licenses; and distributes software obtained from its licensing activity.