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Concordia University has a Microsoft 365 Education A3 agreement with Microsoft offering employees the use of Office, Microsoft Operating Systems, Enterprise Client Access Licenses (CAL) and server installation rights at no additional cost. Other programs offered under the agreement include Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (Science STEM). All university-owned computers are covered under the agreement.

Licenses covered by the Microsoft 365 Education A3 agreement:

1. Desktop licenses

  • Office Professional Plus 2019 
  • Office Professional Plus 2016
  • Office 2019 for Mac Standard 
  • Office 2016 for Mac Standard
  • Windows 10 (Enterprise/LTSB/Pro Education)

This includes downgrade rights to earlier versions.

A university computer (PC) must always be purchased with a Windows license.  An OEM license is usually provided at the time of purchase. Otherwise, it must be purchased separately to ensure compliance with the current campus agreement.

2. Enterprise CAL Suite rights

  • Exchange Server CALs
  • SharePoint Server CALs
  • Skype for Business Server Standard/Enterprise CALs
  • Windows Server CALs
  • Windows Server ADRMS CALs
  • Advanced Threat Analytics CML
  • Server Centre Configuration Manager CML
  • System Center EndPoint Protection SL

3. Server installation rights

Rights to install current or previous versions of the following:

  • Exchange Server
  • SharePoint Server
  • Skype for Business Server

These can be installed as required, dedicated to the customer, in physical or virtual infrastructures.

4. Programs provided with the campus agreement

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (Science STEM)

Who can use it?

Active faculty and staff of Concordia for university instructional and non-commercial academic research.

How much does it cost?

There is no cost associated with this service as software covered under the campus license agreement can be installed for free.

How to get it

To request the installation of software covered under the Microsoft Campus License agreement on a university-owned computer, contact your department's IT representative or the IT Service Desk.

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