Microsoft Campus and EES
16 December 2010
Microsoft has introduced their Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES) scheme which amalgamates the Campus (HE/FE) and Schools schemes.
At the start of this month, Microsoft introduced their Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES) scheme. The driver behind this is to amalgamate their Campus (HE/FE) and Schools (Primary and Secondary) schemes, so that they have a single subscription based licensing model for academia. The EES scheme is very similar to Campus Agreements and so the effect on HE and FE is relatively small for now.
The main change is that sites purchasing additional products e.g. Visio, SQL Server CALs, Project Pro etc. have a choice of purchasing either for your whole FTE count and thus licensing all your PCs or purchasing for a specific number of devices/users. Please note that there is different unit pricing with the per device/user price being higher than the whole FTE count one. There is a breakpoint where it becomes cheaper to purchase for your whole FTE count than per device/user (not to mention the reduced licence administration overhead). This breakpoint varies from product to product with some less than 10% of your complete FTE count and others more than 30%. As always we would advise you consult your chosen reseller to work out the most cost effective choice for you.
An EES enrolment is available under the Chest Microsoft Campus Agreement at any time or you may stick with the previous Campus 3.5 Enrolment until March 2011. You don’t have to do anything until your enrolment is due for renewal. If your site is in a three year Campus Enrolment you may transition to EES at the anniversary, your reseller will be able to provide the correct paperwork.