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Software Distribution and Sales (SDS)

Software Distribution & Sales (SDS) pursues licensing agreements with computer software vendors so students, faculty and staff can obtain software at greatly reduced prices. Many programs are restricted to UT Austin or UT System Schools. One program is open to Educational Institutions in the state of Texas.

Software Distribution and Sales (SDS) Self Help
Troubleshooting
  • My SDS

    Please note: ALL SALES ARE FINAL

     

    Contacting Us

    Phone Number: (512) 475-9221

    Fax Number: (512) 475-9233 (ATTN: SDS)

    Email: SDS Web Form

     

    US Postal Address

    The University of Texas at Austin
    Software Distribution and Sales
    Information Technology Services 
    P.O. Box 7407
    Mail Code: G9805
    Austin, TX 78713-7407

    Shipping Address

    The University of Texas at Austin
    Software Distribution and Sales
    Information Technology Services
    2400 Inner Campus Drive, FAC 250
    Austin, TX 78712-3579

     

    Available to:Faculty and Staff,Students,Guest
    Features

    Through TXSHOP, we can accept the following forms of payment:

    UT Austin customers paying

    • with personal funds can pay by credit card
    • with departmental funds can pay by departmental credit card (ProCard) or InterDepartmental Transfer Voucher (IDTV)

    UT System customers paying

    • with personal funds can pay by credit card
    • with departmental funds can pay by departmental credit card (ProCard), Purchase Order (PO) or by institutional check
    • by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) please reference the following Automated Clearing House (ACH) number: CCS00001

    EFT ACH number: CCS00001
    Texas Comptroller Vendor ID: 37217217217015
    Federal Taxpayer ID Number: 746000203

    Cost

    Pricing is annual and is listed on each program page and in the SDS Store within TXShop.

    Service Level Objectives

    Routine requests are typically addressed within one business day.  
    UT Service Desk staff may escalate requests as needed.
     
    Technical Support
    Technical support is available during normal business hours:
    M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

    UT Service Desk    
    (512) 475-9400
    Create a Ticket
    Direct Email help@its.utexas.edu 

  • Microsoft Campus Agreement

    The University of Texas System has participated with Microsoft Corporation through the Microsoft Campus Agreement (MSCA). The MSCA provides students, faculty, and staff access to Microsoft's popular computer software, including operating systems and desktop productivity tools.

    Through the MSCA contract, every student, faculty member, and staff employee in the University of Texas System will have access to the latest versions of this important suite of software for use both on campus and at home.

    We believe this will give the UT System a competitive advantage in recruiting and retaining students, as the software tools they most often need (and usually buy on their own) will now be available to them, at no additional cost, by attending UT System schools.

    The most popular desktop packages from Microsoft are included for PC and Macintosh platforms as well as for use by thin clients.

     

    End-User License Agreement (EULA) v3.5

    This acceptance form is valid for the Microsoft products listed below, which shall be referred to collectively herein as the “Software”. Software is made available to you because UT has purchased license coverage for the Software through Microsoft Campus Agreement 3.5 Subscription Student Option effective September 1 2008 through August 31 2013. UT is extending to you the right to use the Software on a personally-owned computer or an institution-owned computer designated for your exclusive use. You do not own the license or the CDs, rather you are leasing the license and CDs from UT for the term of the agreement. You will be required to remove the software from your personal machine immediately upon the earlier of (a) any event, with the exception of graduation, which causes you no longer to be a student of the institution or (b) expiration Campus Agreement 3.5 Subscription term.

    If you graduate during the agreement term, the Software license will convert to a perpetual license (meaning you own the Software) as verified in your Student License Confirmation, which may be obtained from UT at that time. The Student License Confirmation is proof of Software ownership.

    You are granted right to use the following Software products per the term of the Campus Agreement 3.5 Subscription Student Option: Windows Desktop OS upgrades and Office Products.

    Available to:Students,Faculty and Staff
    Features

    Signing indicates that you agree to the following:

    • I will read and abide by the license agreement associated with this Software.
    • I understand the minimum specifications to run the Software as listed.
    • I understand that I will be required to remove the software from my personal machine immediately upon the earlier of (a) any event, with the exception of graduation, which causes me to no longer to be a student of the institution or (b) expiration Campus Agreement Subscription term.
    • I understand that if UT does not renew the Student Option Agreement, then I must delete or remove the Software licensed under this agreement from my computer at the time the agreement expires or is terminated.
    • I understand that if I graduate from UT during the agreement term, the Software license will convert to a perpetual license (meaning I have full ownership of the software).
    • I understand that it is my responsibility to contact the institution to obtain the Student License Confirmation, which is proof of Software ownership, prior to graduation from the institution.
    • I understand that the CDs obtained cannot be returned.

    The following provisions only apply to Faculty/Staff work-at-home users:.

    • I understand that I am eligible for this software as long as I have an active appointment and I am currently employed by UT.
    • I understand that I will be required to remove the software from my personal machine immediately upon any event which causes me to no longer to be an employee of the institution.
    Cost

    PURCHASING:

    How to buy for individually owned computer use (UT Austin Students, Faculty, Staff)

    University of Texas at Austin students and faculty/staff home users can purchase one copy of installation media for each operating system upgrade or office suite in the MSCA through the Campus Computer Store located in the Flawn Academic Center (FAC). Please note that products covered under the licensing agreement are only available so long as Microsoft releases media to student fulfillment distributors.

    For a complete list of available products, pricing, payment information, and information for customers shopping from outside of Austin, please contact the Campus Computer Store.

    Please note that most products available to students and faculty/staff home users are individually-keyed. This means that each unique CD/DVD or CD/DVD set has its own unique product key that cannot be recovered or recreated by ITS or the store if lost.

     

    How to obtain for departmentally owned computer use (UT Austin Departments, Faculty and Staff)

    UT Austin departments, faculty and staff may obtain media for software covered by the MSCA from the following resources. See the Microsoft Handout distributed by the Campus Computer Store for detailed information on product installation, product keys, and other important information.

    NOTE: You will NOT receive hard copy documentation with these distributions. If you require a hard copy manual, check with bookstores that stock computer software manuals. You may also use Microsoft Support Online.

    'site-licensed' file share on Austin Disk

    Effective July 16, 2009, Information Technology Services (ITS) makes available on an Austin Disk file share all covered under the Microsoft Campus Agreement (MSCA), including operating system upgrades and office suites. Departments, faculty and staff can access the 'site-licensed' file share for use on departmentally owned machines. Connection information is below; you can refer to the Austin Disk site for general instructions on connecting to Austin Disk. An Austin Disk account is not required to make use of the file share.

    Windows

    • On the Austin Active Directory, map the network drive \\austin.utexas.edu\disk\site-licensed
    • If not on the Austin Active Directory:
      • Connect to the VPN and then map the network drive: \\austin.utexas.edu\disk\site-licensed
      • Download the IPSec Configuration Installer and then map the network drive: \\austin.utexas.edu\disk\site-licensed

    Mac OS X

    • SFTP: sftp.austin.utexas.edu ('site-licensed' located in the /DepartmentalDirectories folder)
    • WebDAV: https://webdav.austin.utexas.edu/site-licensed

     Campus Computer Store

    UT Austin departments, faculty and staff can purchase media for each operating system upgrade or office suite in the MSCA through the Campus Computer Store located in the Flawn Academic Center (FAC).

    Third-Party Large Account Reseller

    Purchase MSCA software and many other products through the Microsoft Select program reseller, Dell Computer Corp.

     

    How to Buy (UT System)

    Students and faculty/staff work-at-home users who are eligible to purchase software under the Microsoft Campus Agreement can obtain products from their campus distribution point.

    Departments may purchase media from their campus distribution point, from the UT Austin Campus Computer Store, or from Dell Computer Corp, our Microsoft Select Large Account Reseller. Departmental volume (aka "Select") media is designed for installation on multiple computers,and usually requires a Volume License Key provided by the campus contact for this program. For more information on volume media and Volume License Keys, please contact your local campus distribution point.

    Cost and Eligibility

    The licensing (right-to-use) for the software products covered under this agreement are available at no additional cost to users who are eligible. Please note, license fees do not include installation media. If an eligible user wishes to extend their use from campus to home, they must purchase the installation media separately.

    Computers owned by UT

    All computers that are owned by institutions in The University of Texas System are covered by the Microsoft Campus Agreement. Departmental staff may install covered products for use for the duration of the agreement.

    Computers owned by Students

    Students have the option of using the software for free on campus or they may purchase a copy of the media for use on a personally owned machine.

    Students are eligible provided they are currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at institutions in The University of Texas System. Correspondence and Long-Distance students are not eligible under the MSCA unless they are also officially admitted to a UT System institution.

    Students are permitted to run covered products on one personally-owned machine for use for the duration of the agreement. The one exception to this is Office which can be installed on one desktop computer and one portable computer for your exclusive use.

    When students graduate, they become permanently licensed for products covered at the time of graduation. If students leave the University without graduating, they must remove all products obtained under the MSCA.

    Computers owned by Faculty and Staff (home use)

    Faculty, faculty emeriti, and staff at institutions in The University of Texas System and at UT System non-profit wholly-owned and operated entities¹ are eligible for home use with certain restrictions. Retired faculty and staff are not eligible.

    Faculty and staff may also purchase a copy of the installation media for home use. Faculty and Staff are permitted to run covered products on one personally-owned machine for use for the duration of the agreement.

    Faculty and staff who install the home use software must uninstall the software from their personally-owned computer when they leave employment at the UT System, or if the software is no longer made available for their use at work.

    ¹ UT System non-profit wholly-owned and operated entities (employees of which are treated as employees of the UT system with respect to this agreement):

    • UT Southwestern Health Systems
    • UTHSCH University Care Plus
    • UTHSCSA University Physician's Group
    • UTMB Family Health Care Systems
    • UTMDA Physicians Network
    • UTMDA Services Corporation
    • UTHCT East Texas Quality Care Network
    • TTUHSC Health Care Systems

    These entities will be treated as departments within UT System for purposes of this agreement.

    Who is not eligible?

    Individuals are not eligible under the MSCA unless they meet the specific criteria above. Such ineligible individuals consist of (but are not limited to):

    • Anyone enrolled exclusively in non-credit courses
    • Conference attendees 
    • Alumni 
    • Visitors 
    • Companies, and their employees, who have been hired on a contractual basis for services on or off campus. (i.e., individuals not directly employed by UT System) 
    • Retired faculty and staff

     

    System Requirements

    Requirements vary by product. Please refer to the Microsoft Web site for detailed information.

    Service Level Objectives

    Routine requests are typically addressed within one business day.  
    UT Service Desk staff may escalate requests as needed.
     
    Technical Support
    Technical support is available during normal business hours:
    M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

    UT Service Desk    
    512-475-9400
    Create a Ticket
    Direct Email help@its.utexas.edu 

    Microsoft Campus Agreement Self Help
    Troubleshooting
  • Microsoft Academic Select 6.0 Program

     The University of Texas System has signed a Microsoft Academic Select volume purchasing agreement with Microsoft, Inc. Under this agreement, departments are able to purchase Microsoft software products at greatly reduced prices.

     

    After reading and understanding the information presented here, you will be able to make appropriate purchase decisions and can go straight to the product pricing pages. Please take the time necessary to become knowledgeable about the program. Further clarification of items described in this page may be found under Self Help. 

     System Requirements

    Requirements vary by product. Please refer to the Microsoft Web site for detailed information.

    Available to:Faculty and Staff
    Features

     Available products

    A wide variety of desktop and server products are available through the Select Agreement. Specific product availability is subject to change at Microsoft's discretion. A full listing of available products can be obtained from the Large Account Reseller designated for the Select Agreement. Please see How to Buy below for information on obtaining pricing.

     

    Products that are NOT available

    Products that are covered under the Microsoft Campus Agreement (site license) are actually available under Select, but should NOT be purchased as licensing is already in place. Windows XP NEW desktop licenses are NOT available through any Microsoft volume licensing program. They can only be purchased as a Fully Packaged Product (FPP) through a retail outlet OR installed on a new computer through an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) such as Dell, HP, Sony, etc.

     

    Cost

    We strongly urge you to read the information on this Web page in its entirety before purchasing licenses under the Select program. Important information is presented here, including license documentation requirements.

    Service Level Objectives

     Routine requests are typically addressed within one business day.  

    UT Service Desk staff may escalate requests as needed.

     

    Technical Support

    Technical support is available during normal business hours:

    M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

     

    UT Service Desk    

    512-475-9400

    Create a Ticket

    Direct Email help@its.utexas.edu

    Microsoft Academic Select 6.0 Program Self Help
  • JMP

    JMP, pronounced jump, is a SAS product that uses dynamic data visualization to link your data with graphics on your desktop. JMP produces visual analyses that are easily communicated with others. JMP works well with a variety of formats such as Microsoft Excel, text files, ODBC-compliant databases, and SAS datasets. For complete product description and product features, please see the JMP Software page.

     

    System Requirements: JMP System Requirements

     
    Available to:Faculty and Staff,Students
    Features

    License Period

    JMP Software licenses are leased on a fiscal year basis. License fees grant you the Right To Use (RTU) the software on one computer for the current fiscal year which runs from September 1 through August 31 of the following calendar year. License fees are not pro-rated. You must purchase a license for each computer on which the software will be installed.

     

    Updates and Upgrades

    Through TXShop, currently licensed users can upgrade for free once the new version becomes available to SDS. A new license does not need to be purchased in order to upgrade.

    SDS only distributes the latest releases of software and will send announcements to currently licensed users when a new version is available.

    Cost

    Available for: Windows, Mac

    Must be purchased from Software Distribution and Sales through TXShop.

    Note: You will need a UT EID to use TXShop.

     

    Cost

    • $35 / Annual License Fee (Per machine)

     

    Notes

    • License fees grant you the legal right to use the software on one computer for the current fiscal year (September 1 - August 31) and must be renewed annually.
    • License fees are not pro-rated.
    • All transactions on TXShop are final.
    • For more information on buying online, please see the TXShop Frequently Asked Questions.
    Service Level Objectives

    Routine requests are typically addressed within one business day.  

    UT Service Desk staff may escalate requests as needed.

     

    Technical Support

    Technical support is available during normal business hours:

    M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

     

    JMP Online Installation instructions

     

    Alert Notes

     

    UT Service Desk    

    512-475-9400

    Create a Ticket

    Direct Email help@its.utexas.edu

  • CSLG (Hewlett Packard)

    Under the Texas Campus-wide Software License Grant (CSLG) program, Independent School Districts and institutions of Higher Education in the State of Texas can obtain quarterly license PAKs for covered UNIX and VMS systems.

    Joining this program entitles you to CSLG license PAKs only. Software maintenance and consulting are not provided and must be obtained directly from the vendor. Schools can enroll their campus in the CSLG program by purchasing the Annual CSLG Enrollment item.

     

    System Requirements

    Hardware running Tru64 UNIX (formerly OSF, Digital UNIX, etc.) or OpenVMS (on Alpha or VAX).

    Available to:Faculty and Staff
    Features

    CSLG enrollments are leased annually on a Fiscal Year basis (September 1 through August 31 of the following year). License costs are not pro-rated. The license cost remains the same regardless of when you join the program.

    You must renew your license in the program each fiscal year (paying the applicable renewal costs) if you wish to continue using the software. Renewal forms are automatically sent to current program participants each year. Licenses activated using the CSLG License PAKs remain active for 12 months. If you do not install the License PAK your systems may face downtime due to license expiration.

     

    Note: Any clones purchased PRIOR to July 1997 may continue to participate in the CSLG software program. If you purchased a clone during or after July 1997, your clone may not participate in the CSLG software program.

     

    Updates and Upgrades

    Active enrollees will receive e-mail notification by November, when CSLG License PAKs are received from the vendor.

    Cost

    Must be purchased from Software Distribution and Sales through TXShop.

    Note: You will need a UT EID to use TXShop.

     

    Offered To

    Educational institutions in Texas that are not part of the UT System

     

    Cost

    • $1,150 for Annual Enrollment Fee

     

    Notes

    • Schools in The University of Texas System should refer to the DEC Software Program.
    • License fees grant you the legal right to use the software for the current fiscal year (September 1 - August 31) and must be renewed annually.
    • License PAKs are sent each October
    • Software maintenance and consulting are not provided and must be obtained directly from the vendor.
    • All transactions on TXShop are final.
    • For more information on buying online, please see the TXShop Frequently Asked Questions.
    Service Level Objectives

    Routine requests are typically addressed within one business day.  

    UT Service Desk staff may escalate requests as needed.

     

    Technical Support

    Technical support is available during normal business hours:

    M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

     

    UT Service Desk    

    512-475-9400

    Create a Ticket

    Direct Email help@its.utexas.edu

     

    Technical Support

    Answers to technical questions are provided by the ITS UNIX Services and ITS Windows Enterprise Services groups. Please contact the UT Service Desk to make an appointment.

  • NVivo

    NVivo is a "qualitative data analysis" (QDA) software program designed by QSR International Inc, for researchers working with rich text-based and/or multimedia information. NVivo can be used when analyzing documents, pictures, audio and video files. For complete product description and product features, please see the NVivo Software page. 

    System Requirements

    See NVivo System Requirements

    Available to:Faculty and Staff
    Features

    License Period

    NVivo Software licenses are leased on a fiscal year basis. License fees grant you the Right To Use (RTU) the software on one computer for the current fiscal year which runs from September 1 through August 31 of the following calendar year. License fees are not pro-rated. You must purchase a license for each computer on which the software will be installed.

     

    Updates and Upgrades

    Through TXShop, currently licensed users can upgrade for free once the new version is available to SDS. A new license does not need to be purchased in order to upgrade.

    SDS only distributes the latest releases of software and will send announcements to currently licensed users when a new version is available.

    Cost

    Purchase Options

    Available for: Windows

    Must be purchased from Software Distribution and Sales through TXShop.

    Note: You will need a UT EID to use TXShop.

     

    Cost

    • $285 / Annual License Fee (Per machine)

     

    Notes

    • License fees grant you the legal right to use the software on one computer for the current fiscal year (September 1 through August 31) and must be renewed annually. License fees are NOT prorated.
    • All transactions on TXShop are final.
    • For more information on buying online, please see the Software Distribution and Sales Self Help.
    Service Level Objectives

    Routine requests are typically addressed within one business day.  

    UT Service Desk staff may escalate requests as needed.

     

    Technical Support

    Technical support is available during normal business hours:

    M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

     

    UT Service Desk    

    512-475-9400

    Create a Ticket

    Direct Email help@its.utexas.edu

  • SAS

    SAS statistical software provides a powerful tool to analyze, manage, view, and even present complex data in a variety of formats. Applications of the SAS System include executive information systems; data entry, retrieval, and management; report writing and graphics; statistical and mathematical analysis; operations research and project management; statistical quality improvement; computer performance evaluation; and applications development. For complete, expert summaries of the SAS modules and their features, see the SAS Products Page

    Available to:Students,Faculty and Staff
    Features

    Current Version

    The current distribution of SAS is 9.4 TS1M3. Please be sure to review the SAS Inc. Website for system compatibility and additional details. SDS only distributes installation files the most recent version of SAS. This does NOT mean that you can not renew a previous version of the software (8.2, 9.1.3, 9.2, 9.3) this means that we are ONLY distributing installation files for the most recent version.

     

    Note: SAS for Macintosh was discontinued by SAS Inc. in 1996.

     

    Desktop SAS

    For a list of included modules for Desktop SAS, refer to the What Modules are Included with the SAS Distribution?

     

    Server SAS

    Server SAS is available for:

    Windows
    Linux
    Unix Tru64
    Unix Solaris64

    For a list of included modules for Server SAS, refer to What Modules are Included with the Server SAS Distribution?

     

    System Requirements

    For complete, expert summaries of the SAS modules and their features, refer to:

    Operating Environments
    Install Center

    Cost

    Cost and Eligibility

    SAS is available to students, faculty, staff, and departments at The University of Texas at Austin, as well as other institutions in The University of Texas System.

    Service Level Objectives

    Routine requests are typically addressed within one business day.  

    UT Service Desk staff may escalate requests as needed.

     

    Technical Support

    Technical support is available during normal business hours:

    M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

     

    UT Service Desk    

    512-475-9400

    Create a Ticket

    Direct Email help@its.utexas.edu

  • SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences)

     

    IBM SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is a data management and analysis product produced by IBM SPSS, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois. Among its features are modules for statistical data analysis, including descriptive statistics such as plots, frequencies, charts, and lists, as well as sophisticated inferential and multivariate statistical procedures like analysis of variance (ANOVA), factor analysis, cluster analysis, and categorical data analysis. SPSS is particularly well-suited to survey research, though by no means is it limited to just this topic of exploration.

     

    SPSS is a modular product. That is, it requires the Base System module to run, but you may wish to use other modules to carry out specific analyses not supported by the Base product. The UT Austin license is for the Campus Edition Premium package, which includes SPSS Base, Advanced Models, Regression Models, Custom Tables, Forecasting, Categories, Data Preparation, Missing Values Analysis, Decision Trees, Decision Marketing, Complex Samples, Conjoint, Neural Networks, Bootstrapping, Exact Tests, Visualization Designer (Windows Only), and Sample Power (Windows Only). Analysis of Moment Structures (AMOS) is available for purchase for an additional annual fee. Amos is a Windows Only product.

    SPSS is available through a Consortium Agreement between The University of Texas at Austin and IBM. Please see the licensing and purchasing links under Getting Started for additional Information.

     

    Available to:Faculty and Staff
    Cost

    See SPSS Self Help below.

    Service Level Objectives

     

    Routine requests are typically addressed within one business day.  

    UT Service Desk staff may escalate requests as needed.

     

    Technical Support

    Technical support is available during normal business hours:

    M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

     

    UT Service Desk    

    512-475-9400

    Create a Ticket

    Direct Email help@its.utexas.edu

  • SSH Secure Shell

    SSH Secure Shell is a client for secure, encrypted communication across networks.  It allows users to access and transfer files on remote servers using SSH (secure shell) and SFTP (secure file transfer protocol).

     

    Current UT Austin faculty and staff may visit the software download page to access the software.  Current UT Austin students may send an email request for access to the software.

    Available to:Faculty and Staff,Students
    Features
    • Secure encrypted communication
    • File access and transfer functionality
    Cost

    This software is available at no cost to current University of Texas at Austin students, faculty, and staff.

    Service Level Objectives

    The software is offered as-is and is not maintained or supported by the University of Texas at Austin.

    SSH Secure Shell Self Help
    Faculty and Staff Only - Login Required