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Software Licensing and Distribution

Microsoft Select Program

The Microsoft Select Program is defined by the Select Master Agreement between the university and Microsoft. The Microsoft Campus Agreement is part of the Select Master Agreement.

The university has renewed its two Microsoft agreements, the Campus Agreement and the Select Agreement, effective December 1, 2014. These agreements will expire on November 30, 2017.

The Microsoft Select Agreement allows university departments to purchase Microsoft licenses with or without Software Assurance (Microsoft's terminology for maintenance) at a reduced price. All Software Assurance (SA) is purchased for the entire length of the Select Agreement and all SA purchased during this Agreement term will expire on November 30, 2017.

If a department chooses to not extend the SA on a license, in order to upgrade that license in the future, the department will need to purchase another license for that product.

Product Name: Microsoft Select Program
Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
Platform: Macintosh and Windows
Description: Licenses and Media for most Microsoft products
Expiration Date: November 30, 2017
Who Is Eligible: U-M departments only
Personal Use: Individuals see Computer Showcase
Available Software: Microsoft Price List & Departmental Order Forms
Ordering Information: Please use the order forms linked from the Microsoft Price List
Inquiries: Please send questions to

Office 365 for Education

As part of the Microsoft Campus Agreement, Microsoft also provides Office 365 Education, a benefit program offered at no additional cost to U-M students, faculty, and staff. Learn more about the program and sign up on the Computer Showcase webpage.

Please note that the ITS Service Center does not offer support for Office 365 Education. If you have questions or need assistance with Office 365, please visit Microsoft Office Online Support.

U-M students, faculty, and staff are responsible for maintaining university data in approved locations. OneDrive, the cloud storage space included with Office 365, is not approved to store university data or sensitive regulated data. If you wish to use Office 365 for university business, you may be able to save and access your files using your U-M Box account. Please make sure your data types are approved for storage in U-M Box. For more information about storage options available on campus, visit the Sensitive Data Guide on the U-M Safe Computing website.

Windows Education (Full Versions at home)

Microsoft has made full versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 available to Faculty and Staff for installation on personally owned devices. These versions may be purchased for $19.95. Information can be found and orders placed by visting You will need to establish an account using your address.

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