Under this new agreement you can now license a single school, multiple schools or an entire school system, such as a local authority. You count your Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) staff once per year, so you don't have to track every single computer in your establishment. Full time equivalent are staff who work more than 200 hours per year in your school.

Key benefits of this programme include:

· Counting FTE staff once per year covers all staff and shared-use computers

· One annual payment for all software at academic prices

· Access to the most current version of licensed software

· Ability to downgrade to an earlier version of software

· Broad product selection available in all languages

· Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh platform

· Optional inclusion of computers exclusively dedicated to one student, and student’s own home computers

Subscription Features:

Customer Profile

Any qualifying academic institution, typically a School, College or University with 5FTE’s or more, looking for a simple, flexible subscription based volume licensing offer.

Minimum Requirements

5+ FTE’s is the minimum requirement to take advantage of EES via the OVS-ES programme

Products Availability

The customer may order subscription licences for a wide selection of Microsoft software through EES.

The Education Desktop platform package includes:

· Windows 7 Enterprise Upgrade

· Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010

· Microsoft Core Cal or Enterprise CAL suite

Additional Products:

A broad selection of software and services are available as additional products under your EES. Additional products may be licensed in any quantity, ranging from one licence to organisation wide

Examples of software products available as additional products include Microsoft Office Visio, Microsoft Project, Windows Server and Exchange Server, as well as additional CALs or Microsoft Online Services.

You can see a complete list of additional products on the Microsoft Product List at www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/userights/PL.aspx

Please refer to the Microsoft Volume Licensing Product list for complete details of currently available products.

Contract Type

Enrolment for Education Solutions transacted via Open Value Subscription - Education Solutions eAgreement

Renewing Agreement

one time 3-year extension option

At the end of your agreement, you have the following options:

· extend your subscription enrolment under the one-year licensed period

· submit a new subscription enrolment under the three-year licensed period

· exercise the buy-out option (see below)

· allow the subscription enrolment to expire, and de install the software

Pricing Levels

Contact your Reseller for specific pricing.

Student Licensing

Student Option licences are required for computers exclusively dedicated to one student, and available for student’s own home computers. Student and faculty/staff orders cannot be combined to meet the minimum requirement

Staying Current on Software

Customers are licensed to run any version of products, including product upgrades released during the designated agreement/order term

Access to Software Assurance Benefits

Yes

Work at Home Rights and Home Use Programme

Yes, for faculty and staff users counted within your FTE count

Sales Channel

View a list of Microsoft Education Large Account Resellers

View a list of Microsoft Authorised Education Resellers