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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES)?
  2. What Microsoft software/upgrades/resources are available through Enrollment for Education Solutions?
  3. Am I eligible to participate in Enrollment for Education Solutions?
  4. Are students covered by Enrollment for Education Solutions?
  5. I work from home, am I still eligible for Enrollment for Education Solutions?
  6. What if I use my own computer at work?
  7. What is the difference between Enrollment for Education Solutions and Select Agreement?
  8. How can I get software through Enrollment for Education Solutions?
  9. Does this mean IT departments no longer have to keep track of how many Office and Windows licenses have been or need to be purchased for UVM faculty and staff?
  10. What about installing Windows on Macintosh computers, either with Boot Camp or virtual machines like VMware and Parallels?

What is Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES)?
Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions is an annual subscription licensing program for Microsoft software. EES counts the number of licenses for people, not computers, making it easier to implement and distribute Microsoft software on a large scale.

What Microsoft software/upgrades/resources are available through Enrollment for Education Solutions?
Enrollment for Education Solutions for UVM includes the following Microsoft products:

  • Microsoft Windows operating system upgrades:
    • Upgrades only: computers must be purchased with a valid Windows OS license (or Mac OS X if running Windows in a VM)
    • Workstation licenses only: server products are not included in EES
  • Microsoft Office suites and applications
  • Visual Studio Professional
  • Desktop Optimization Package (DOP), which includes (among other things):
    • Microsoft Application Virtualization
    • Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset
    • Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization
  • Core Client Access Licenses (CALs):
    • Windows Server CAL
    • Exchange Standard CAL
    • SharePoint CAL
    • System Center Configuration Manager CAL
    • Terminal Server CALs*
    • Live Communications Server+*
  • access to the Microsoft eLearning Library (MELL)
* Products grandfathered for UVM departments that previously had Enrollment for Education Solutions.
+ Not supported by UVM's Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) department. Check with your college's or department's IT group for support options.

Am I eligible to participate in Enrollment for Education Solutions?
Faculty and staff who regularly use university-owned computers in their jobs are eligible under UVM's implementation of EES.

Are students covered by Enrollment for Education Solutions?
Students are not allowed to install and use Microsoft software under the EES agreement. However, students are allowed to use EES-covered products that are installed on UVM-owned computers, for example in computer labs or libraries, or when working in a UVM office.

In addition, the School of Business Administration and the College of Medicine and have included their students, and the Graduate College some of their students, in separate "Student Option" agreements, which entitle these covered students to install Microsoft Office for personal use. When these students graduate, they get to keep the then-current edition of Microsoft Office. If a student leaves UVM, this copy of Microsoft Office must be removed.

Other students are eligible for certain software discounts at the Computer Depot under the Microsoft Select Agreement program.

I work from home, am I still eligible for Enrollment for Education Solutions?
Faculty and staff who work from home can participate in Enrollment for Education Solutions through the Home Use Program. In addition, your department can purchase a separate license for Microsoft Software under the Select Agreement through the UVM Bookstore.

What if I use my own computer at work?
If you use your personally-owned computer at UVM, and if you'd be covered for Enrollment for Education Solutions on a UVM-owned computer, you can use software provided by the Home Use Program. In addition, your department can purchase a separate license for Microsoft Software under the Select Agreement through the UVM Bookstore.

What is the difference between Enrollment for Education Solutions and Select Agreement?
Enrollment for Education Solutions can be thought of as a rental program: the University pays one blanket fee for one blanket license that allows access to all versions and upgrades of a particular set of products (listed above). If UVM stops participating in EES, all products installed under the EES license must be removed from computers. At that time, discounted perpetual licenses could be purchased through Select Agreement. With Select Agreement, you buy each copy of software on a one-by-one basis, and each installation or upgrade must have its own individually purchased license key.

How can I get software through Enrollment for Education Solutions?
Software is available primarily through the campus computer network, allowing you to install it on any campus-connected computer without the need for a CD. New departmental/UVM-owned Windows and Macintosh computers purchased though the Computer Depot will have Microsoft Office preinstalled. UVM faculty and staff who work from home can obtain software through the Home Use Program.

Does this mean IT departments no longer have to keep track of how many Office and Windows licenses have been or need to be purchased for UVM faculty and staff?
Correct. The intent of the agreement is to allow UVM to keep all their faculty and staff computers licensed and current, without the big record-keeping burden of tracking every license purchase.

What about installing Windows on Macintosh computers, either with Boot Camp or virtual machines like VMware and Parallels?
If a Macintosh computer comes pre-installed with OS X, it is permitted under EES to install and run Windows on the Mac. This includes installing Windows on a separate partition using Boot Camp, or running Windows with virtual machine software such as VMWare Fusion or Parallels.

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