Microsoft today introduced a new, streamlined and cost-effective subscription licensing program designed to comprehensively meet the licensing needs of academic institutions. Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions gives academic institutions in K-12 and higher education additional control over the pricing and terms of their Microsoft contracts and provides an accessible and user-friendly licensing process.
"EES consolidates Microsoft software and services under a single subscription agreement for a broad list of the latest Microsoft Enterprise products, including Office Professional 2010, Windows 7 Enterprise, Microsoft Core Client Access License (CAL) suite and Microsoft Enterprise CAL suite. With this single agreement, EES helps reduce academic customers' risk of noncompliance, affords institutions a great deal of flexibility in their technology choices and allows admins to tailor their software programs to meet their institutions' specific needs," stated Microsoft.
With states across the U.S. facing huge budget deficits, many school districts are being asked to cut a significant amount of their operating budgets. Katy Independent School District in Texas serves more than 60,000 students with 7,500 faculty and staff, and is in the process of upgrading to Windows 7, Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 with the help of its new EES agreement.
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