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    EES entitlement question.

    Hi,

    Just some clarification really. With an EES agreement does that mean that:
    1: I can install Office as much as I want on all my PC?
    or
    2: does it work like the OS where I have to at some point have purchased and Office licence for a PC (whatever version) and I can upgrade it as much as I want.

    I thought I was told the latter, however the MS website seems to say the former and that would mean that I if I expand my number of PC's I can install office at no cost (i.e. wothout buying a licence)

    Cheers

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    AFAIK - you pay based on 1) the types of ms software you require and then 2) the number of staff in the esablishment, once that's done you can install whatever software you are licened to use, on as many establishment-owned pcs as you like.

    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart_C View Post
    Hi,

    Just some clarification really. With an EES agreement does that mean that:
    1: I can install Office as much as I want on all my PC?
    or
    2: does it work like the OS where I have to at some point have purchased and Office licence for a PC (whatever version) and I can upgrade it as much as I want.

    I thought I was told the latter, however the MS website seems to say the former and that would mean that I if I expand my number of PC's I can install office at no cost (i.e. wothout buying a licence)

    Cheers
    From how i understand it was changed recently, instead of being based on computers it's now based on full time staff (which oddly seems to include part-time under their hours counted). So adding a computer is free, adding staff isn't as such.

    Steve

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    Once you have your EES agreement in place you then need to decide which license keys to use.

    You get the option of using MAK keys to activate each device via Microsoft, using up one key (in theory) for each activation or setting up your own KMS server to activate multiple copies on your own network.

    The old VLK keys have gone as far as I know.

    Andrew

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    No, I know all that.

    What I was asking about is the licencing model for Office.

    The OS you have to have a licence for the PC at some point you can then upgrade, thus if I want 10 more PC's in school I have to buy 10 x Win7 home premium and upgrade. The CAL's you just get for free (ish within the confines of the package you have purchased), as many as you need. I was just double checking how Office worked whether it was like the OS or the CAL's. As I said I thouhgt I was told it was upgrades for Office, but actually reading the MS website it seems to say that I can have as many copies of Office as I want (i.e. like the CAL's) which would mean all licences and upgrades are free.
    Last edited by Stuart_C; 8th March 2012 at 09:17 AM.

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    License at least one desktop platform product.
    You must license at least one desktop platform product for the organization-wide FTE employee count
    defined in your enrollment or agreement. Desktop platform products include only the following:


    Windows® 7 Enterprise upgrade
    Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 and Office for Mac 2011
    Microsoft Core CAL Suite*
    Microsoft Enterprise CAL Suite*
    Microsoft Education Desktop with Core CAL Suite
    Education Desktop with Enterprise CAL Suite

    *Individual CAL Suite components must be ordered organization-wide, but are not desktop platform
    products and do not qualify to meet this minimum requirement.

    From http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct...996_E0OIuzq0zg

    So, no Office is not an upgrade - you get the full product when you subscribe to EES...

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    Operating System is an upgrade entitlement, with the assumption that a qualifying OS is already installed/licensed on the computer.

    MS Office is a full installation entitlement (not upgrade) so as previously mentioned you can install it on all your establishments computers.

    There is also Work At Home (WAH) Rights, and Home User Program (HUP) - You offer one or the other, not both.
    WAP allows your counted FTE staff to have access to most software on your OVS-ES licensing agreement for work use only. (MS e-academy)
    HUP will allow your counted FTE Staff to purchase the full version of MS Office 2010 Professional Plus for ~£8.
    Last edited by MYK-IT; 8th March 2012 at 09:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart_C View Post
    What I was asking about is the licencing model for Office.
    Only the OS says it's "upgrade":

    •Operating System (OS) Upgrade License
    The desktop operating system licenses granted under these programs are upgrade licenses only. Full desktop operating system licenses are not available under these programs. Therefore, each desktop for which you acquire and on which you will run the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade must be licensed to run one of the qualifying operating systems identified below.
    Office doesn't:
    Microsoft Volume Licensing - Product Licensing Search

    But as always if you want a 100% answer, ring them and check Better safe.

    Steve

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    If you have licenced Office under EES then you can install as many copies as you want in establishment owned equipment and upgrade when new versions are released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    If you have licenced Office under EES then you can install as many copies as you want in establishment owned equipment and upgrade when new versions are released.
    Unless it is on user owned equipment, or the same via terminal services...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    Unless it is on user owned equipment
    ^^^^^^
    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    If you have licenced Office under EES then you can install as many copies as you want in establishment owned equipment and upgrade when new versions are released.

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    yeah, which renders it pretty useless here....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    But as always if you want a 100% answer, ring them and check Better safe.

    Steve
    Because I hate myself THAT much :P

    Cheers. Whilst I thought that was the case something nagging in the back of my mind felt that someone had said it was "Office Upgrades".

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