Microsoft Campus Agreement
Use Rights Overview
Your Microsoft Campus Agreement contains many terms and conditions of which you should be aware. Many of the rights documented in the agreement provide great benefits to your institution. Some of the rights of your agreement that will be of most interest to you are explained below:
- Home Use Rights - Your agreement grants, "Faculty and staff the right tun one copy of the Software , for school related activities, on either a laptop or desktop that they own or lease." The faculty and staff did you include in your FTE count can use the entire platform of software for schoolwork at home. They are not licensed to use the software for personal purposes. This right is one that you, the institution, can decide to extend or not to extend to your users. By extending " right, you are obligated in the agreement to, "use reasonable efforts to make your User aware of the terms and conditions upon which they are allowed to run the Software. To this end, you must notify all Users that (a) you have entered into this agreement with us, (b) they are only licensed to run the Software during the term of this agreement; (c) if you don't renew this agreement or exercise the buyout option or otherwise purchase perpetual licenses for the Software, then the Software licensed under this agreement must be deleted and removed from all computers at the time that this agreement expires or is terminated and you must periodically publish in your institution-wide publication and applicable web sites either the then current License Agreement or a reference to the location (either physical or on a computer network) where the License Agreement can be reviewed. In addition, you will provide all reasonable cooperation to us to investigate and remedy any unauthorized reproduction of the Software made available for access or use to your Users."
- Foreign Language Rights - Your agreement grants you the option, "during the term of this agreement to run the Software in any available language.' This includes the right to run the Multi-Language version of Office and its corresponding features, such as a global interface and multi-language proofing tools. For more information on the multi-language pack please see http://www.microsoft.com/office/previous/2000/worldwide/multilangpackqa.asp. Media for all of the software products covered in your Campus Agreement can be ordered in the English language, localized languages or multi-language versions where available.
- Downgrade Rights - Your agreement grants you the option, "during the term of this agreement to run the most current version, or any previous version of the Software." During the term of your agreement when new versions of the software release, you have the automatic right to deploy those upgrades. You also have the right to run any previous version of the software as needed. These upgrade and downgrade rights also apply to the individual components of the software. For example, customers who wish to use Office 97 rather than Office 2000 will find that Office 97 did not include Microsoft Publisher. However, because you are entitled to downgrade rights of the component products you have the right to also use Publisher 98 as well as Office 97. Another example of component upgrade rights applies when Campus Agreement customers wish to have their users access a Windows 2000 server. Their users are licensed with a BackOffice CAL, but until the BackOffice suite is revised to include new component versions, Campus Agreement customers may utilize the newest version of the components that have upgraded.