Report to University IT Committee
January 13, 2010
SAS Grant Renewal – OIT is working with SAS to finalize the SAS grant renewal. Upon completion of the
renewal, updated licenses will be made available on the Software@NC State web site. Although current
licenses expired on December 31, 2009, there is a 45 day grace period that will permit users to continue
using SAS without interruption. OIT fully expects to announce the availability of new licenses before this
grace period expires.
SAS 9.2 is expected to be released for distribution at the same time licenses are made available. There
have been some issues with the distribution size of SAS 9.2 and OIT has been working with SAS to
determine the best resolution.
Rosetta Stone – In a collaborative effort with NCSU Libraries, Rosetta Stone Classroom is now available
for anyone affiliated with North Carolina State University. Rosetta Stone Classroom is the online version of
the popular language learning tool Rosetta Stone. There are 100 licenses for campus use with the option
of increasing the count if more people are interested in participating. These licenses are available on a
first-come, first-served basis and will be administered by OIT’s Software Licensing Management. There
are 24 languages to choose from and users will have 60 days to access their accounts from any online
computer (system requirements not withstanding) as long as they have access to a headset or speakers
and microphone. This exciting opportunity will go live for campus on January 18th. For more information,
please visit the Software@NC State web site at http://www.ncsu.edu/software.
iPhone Developer Program – With the help of many, we are closer than ever to having the iPhone
Developer Program at NC State. We are working to have the final agreement signed. When the
agreement is complete, an announcement will be made to campus. The purpose of the iPhone Developer
Program is to make a store of free iPhone applications available to all faculty, staff and students at NC
TotalView Licensing for Students – There have been discussions with TotalView and they have offered
free student licenses of TotalView Express, a C/C++ and Fortran debugger for Linux, Unix and Mac OS.
After discussing the licensing and distribution process, it has been agreed to make TotalView available to
our students from the Software@NC State web page at
OIT Software Licensing Web Site
The OIT Software Licensing web site maintains current information about all software licenses managed by OIT.
The site includes information about software titles, licensing information, and details on how to acquire the
software. It can be accessed at: http://www.ncsu.edu/software