Microsoft Campus Agreement - NIU - Division of Information Technology



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Enrollment for Education Solutions (formerly known as Microsoft Campus Agreement)

For FY 2016, the entire campus is enrolled in Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES), formerly known as Microsoft Campus Agreement.

Education Desktop Core CAL (Client Access License) for Faculty and Staff

  • Windows Software Assurance - upgrade to Windows Enterprise (includes BitLocker) for all school owned machines. Unlimited installations on faculty and staff personal computers **nominal fee for end user to obtain software**.
  • Office - Installation of Office on both Windows and OSX institutionally owned machines. Unlimited installations on faculty and staff personal computers **nominal fee for end user to obtain software**.
  • Windows Standard CAL - Access to Windows Servers, authenticate to Active Directory, utilize file and print services on Windows Servers
  • System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) - Manage all institutionally owned devices (Patches, OS distribution, hardware/software inventory, application distribution)
  • System Center Endpoint Protection (formerly Forefront) - Antivirus/malware solution for institutionally owned machines including OSX
  • Exchange Standard CAL - Access to Exchange Servers and utilize standard features of Exchange (Mail, Web Client, Mobile Connectivity, Calendar, Tasks, Contacts)
  • SharePoint Standard CAL - Access to SharePoint Servers and utilize standard features of SharePoint (Search, Document Collaboration, My Sites, Workflows, Office Web Apps) 
  • Lync Standard CAL - Lync Servers and features of Lync (Instant Messaging and Presence)

Order Additional Products per FTE

In the past we were required to license an entire department’s FTE count for additional products. Now we can license additional products in the quantity we need. Because it’s part of our EES agreement, we receive significant savings on these products.

Use the Microsoft Additional Product Enrollment form (.xlsx) to order additional products for the subscription period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. To be part of this initial order, order forms had to be returned via email on or before June 13, 2014. If you missed this initial order, you can order these products anytime during the license period. The license term for these partial year products will still expire June 30, 2015.

Detailed instructions and prices are included on the order form. 

Remember, this order form is not for determining participation in the Microsoft Campus Agreement—the entire campus is already enrolled. The attached form is for ordering additional products.

For questions, contact Pat Adams at 815-753-1856 or