Microsoft Select Contract at U.Va.
5, 1999 -- The
Department of Information
Technology and Communication (ITC) has enrolled the University
of Virginia in the Commonwealth's new Microsoft
Select contract. This will allow University departments easy and
inexpensive access to all Microsoft software, for both PC and Mac.
The final order logistics are still being constructed. When complete,
U.Va. departments can simply install the Microsoft software they
need on departmental machines, and then issue a purchase order to
Dell (the vendor for this contract) for the number of licenses.
to the contract with MicroLand of Rockville, Maryland that was in
effect until the end of 1998, the new Select contract offers substantial
savings on licenses, disks and manuals. For example, a single license
for Microsoft Office 2000 Professional is available under the Select
contract for $42.49, the Office 2000 Professional CD-ROM is $15.82,
and the documentation is $9.47. By contrast, a single copy of Office
2000 Professional is $175 under regular academic pricing.
Select contract can only be used by U.Va. departments for installation
on computers owned by U.Va. Orders, whether for licenses, disks,
or documentation, require a U.Va. purchase order or limited purchase
order. Individuals wishing to purchase and install Microsoft products
on computers not owned by U.Va. should continue to use the regular
academic pricing offered by various vendors such as Cavalier
is currently building a web site that will walk departments through
the order process, which is expected to be ready in early October.
For further information, please contact Tony Townsend, ITC Standards
Announcement/New Internet Dial-in Service Contracts
University of Virginia has negotiated two new contracts for Internet
dial-in services. Both providers are required to maintain a direct
connection to the U.Va. network that insures high-quality, remote
access to University systems. For additional information, including
how to sign up, see http://www.itc.virginia.edu/itcweb/networks/dialin
you work in the Medical Center, information is available at https://secure.cstone.net/medicalcenter/MedicalCenterLetter.html
or to sign up for an account, see https://secure.cstone.net/medicalcenter
Tony Townsend, email@example.com (for Microsoft contract)
Jokl, jaj@virginia and Dee Irwin,
firstname.lastname@example.org (for new