This means all University-owned computers can be upgraded to the latest version of operating system (currently Windows 7 Enterprise). The license covers all faculty and staff, but not students or professors emeriti. Also, by the end of March, a process will be in place for faculty and staff to install a work-at-home copy of Windows 7 Ultimate.
This agreement with Microsoft is an easy and efficient way for the University to ensure full compliance with Microsoft’s licensing terms while also providing a number of other benefits, such as:
- Reduced costs to faculties and departments;
- Better standardization of IT systems across campus;
- IT staff no longer have to track purchases and installations for the products covered by the agreement.
For more information and frequently asked questions please go to our Product Sales page. Information on the business case for the agreement can be found here.
Jonathan Schaeffer, PhD
Vice Provost and Associate VP (IT)