Microsoft Campus Agreement

On July 1, 2004, UConn purchased the Microsoft Campus Plan (in addition to the Select Agreement) that makes available limited software products, greater benefits, and at a minimal costs to departments, schools, and individuals. The departments and schools can now upgrade their staffs, labs and classroom computers, bringing them to a common and/or current standard.
Campus Plan Software Products Include:

  • Microsoft Windows Upgrade. There is an assumption that an operating system is already installed onto the PC.
  • Microsoft Office for both Windows and Macintosh

In addition to Microsoft OS and Office Professional (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) for Windows the following programs have been added to the Microsoft Campus Agreement:


    Enterprise/Core Client Access License (CAL) Suites: • Windows CAL, plus Windows Rights Management • Exchange CAL, both Standard & Enterprise (Filtering and Unified Communications) • System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) CAL, for desktops (formerly SMS) • SharePoint CAL, both Standard & Enterprise (forms, spreadsheets, workflow) • Forefront Unified Access Gateway (formerly IAG and Whale) • Forefront Front End Protection (formerly Forefront for Windows) • Forefront Threat Management Gateway (formerly ISA server) • Forefront Online Protection for Exchange • Forefront for Exchange • Forefront for SharePoint • Forefront for Lync (formerly OCS) • Performance Point CAL • Lync Std (IM/Presence) & Enterprise CAL (Live Meeting/Roundtable) (formerly OCS) • System Center Operations Manager Management Client License (Std/Enterprise) • System Center Service Manager Management Client License (Std & Enterprise) • System Center Data Protection Manager Client Management License (Std & Enterprise)


    Servers Note, there is unlimited campus-wide use for the following servers including the high end functionality edition (i.e., Enterprise). Also, this covers the right to downgrade. • Windows Server Enterprise 2008 R2 (including Data Center and HPC) • Exchange Server Enterprise 2010 • Office SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise • System Center Configuration Manager 2010 Enterprise


    Benefit: There is a $10.00 media fee where applicable, otherwise there is no additional charge to the department or school for the above software.

Some products are available in both 32bit & 64bit versions.  The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer’s processor (also called a CPU), handles information. The 64-bit version of Windows handles large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system.  To find out if your computer is running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows, do the following:
1.Open System by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.
2.Under System, you can view the system type.
For more information about 32bit & 64bit computer systems visit