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Microsoft Campus-Wide Agreement

Started by Gish, 2003-02-06T01:01:17-06:00 (Thursday)

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Does the Microsoft Campus-Wide Agreement entitle students (CMIS) to burn a copy of Office, Project Manager, etc?  Or is the agreement for staff use only?


William Grim

Don't know of any campus-wide agreement (we should get rid of that by the way), but MSDNAA is for CS students only.

It offers access to only WinXP Pro and development tools.
William Grim
IT Associate, Morgan Stanley

Chris Swingler

"Operating Systems Upgrades: Each new computer purchased by a University unit must be purchased with the full operating system preinstalled or with the full operating system on CD shipped with the new computer. University leased machines have the full operating system preinstalled."

Granted, it's not explicitly mentioned here that it must be a version of Windows on those machines, but the agreement goes on to list the Windows operating systems from 98 to XP, therefore implying that it should be a copy of Windows.

'Nuff said.

Christopher Swingler
CAOS Web Administrator

Kade P. Cole

No it does not. The agreement is only for use on Campus owned equipment.
Most people HAVE to use a PC.
I GET to use a MAC with OS X!

William Grim

Well, that agreement doesn't extend to all university computers.  We have some several Dell servers and a Sun server in the CS dept. that didn't come with Windows.
William Grim
IT Associate, Morgan Stanley

Victor Cardona

The campus-wide agreement means that the university can install Losedose on any computer it owns. Obviously solar wouldn't have windows :-)