The current Microsoft Campus Rental Agreement terminates on 31st August 2006. Details of this agreement, which allows departments and colleges to run selected Microsoft Products via a centrally funded licence can be seen at:
The list of Microsoft Products that will be available to you is expected to remain unchanged; although as warned in September 2003 Frontpage and Publisher will no longer be available for installation as stand-alone products, only as part of an Office Program Suite.
The Apple Volume Licence Programme http://www.apple.com/uk/software/volumelicensing/ allows you to purchase multiple licenses for the latest version of OS X, together with the number of media kits that you require for your implementation.
Pricing is in tiers 10 - 99, 100 - 999 and 1000+. Apple has recently agreed that all orders received from the University of Oxford will be priced at the 1000+ band such that each unit of the University can now buy as many or as few copies of OS X as they require at the best volume price.
Students are currently offered copies of Maple free of charge, this is funded via an annual add-on rental payment, funded centrally, to the site licence for Maple which is itself funded by departmental and college contribution.
Those colleges and departments whose students make use of Maple are thus encouraged to join the shared Maple licence, which would allow you to use Maple on your college and department owned computers either strand-alone or via a network.
Microsoft have informed us that our distribution kit for products used under Select and Campus will be changed to DVD rather than CD from late 2006. The first products being released in this way would be Windows Vista and Office 2007.
This change would mean that any new products or new versions of existing products that you obtain from the Computing Services Shop would be on DVD and thus you would need a DVD drive on your PC, it would not effect existing products.
There would be a cost saving in that the DVD distributions will arrive on fewer disks than the CD version. If however you need a CD distribution of a particular product it will be possible for it to be purchased from our Microsoft supplier.
Microsoft will be giving us an opportunity to remain with CD distribution only, at some point during May, if you know of a particular reason to do this that we might have overlooked please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com so that you can be kept up to date with contract developments.
The Software-announce mailing list is used to announce important changes in our software agreements. To subscribe to the software-announce mailing list, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Software-discuss mailing list can be used by you to give your views on software agreements, to say what programs you are interested in and what you would like to see available. To subscribe to the software-discuss mailing list, send a message to email@example.com
A full list of products and prices is available from the Shop Price List
Details of our software agreements can be viewed from the Software Agreements page
The Home page for Site Licensing can be viewed at Licensing Home Page