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ITC Announces Microsoft Select Contract at U.Va.

October 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.

Similar 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.

The 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 Computers.

ITC 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 Development, tony@virginia.edu.

ITC Announcement/New Internet Dial-in Service Contracts

The 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

If 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

CONTACT: Tony Townsend, adt@virginia.edu (for Microsoft contract)

Jim Jokl, jaj@virginia and Dee Irwin, eci@virginia.edu (for new dial-in contracts)

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please contact University News Services at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Servicees

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