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By Dr. Maurice Leatherbury, Senior Director of Academic Computing

Microsoft Campus Agreement Software in Bookstore

In August 1999, UNT entered into a one-year Microsoft Campus Agreement that provides a campus-wide site license for some of the most commonly-used Microsoft desktop products. We are in the final stages of renewing that agreement, and I thought that users on campus should be reminded that an important feature of the agreement allows UNT employees at the Denton campus or the System Center, but not the Health Sciences Center, to purchase the following products for essentially the cost of reproducing the CD-ROM's needed to install them:

  • Microsoft desktop operating system upgrades (Windows 98, Windows NT 4.x, Windows 2000, etc.)
  • Office 2000 Professional. This package includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher.
  • FrontPage (including FrontPage 2000.)
  • Visual Studio Professional. This package includes development software such as Visual Basic, Visual C++, and Visual Interdev.
  • Macintosh versions of Office and FrontPage are covered under the Campus Agreement as well

Faculty and staff have the right to install one copy of each of the software packages, for school related activities, on either a laptop or desktop that they own or lease. Copies of these products for sale in the Bookstore for a fee of $7.00 per CD (Office 2000, for example, comes on two CD's, so your cost would be $14: Office 2000 normally costs $200 to academic users.)

If you're responsible for acquiring any of these products for on-campus use, you should see the network manager because the products can be installed for free on any machine owned by the University.