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Microsoft Campus Agreement
Microsoft Campus Agreement for the University of Göttingen
Since 01.10.2014 the entire University of Göttingen, including the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG), has joined the federal framework agreement of Microsoft's Campus Agreement. The contract ends on 30.04.2020. The associated large account reseller is asknet AG, that already supports the Microsoft Select Plus contract for the university.
As the cost of the Campus Agreement is based only on the number of employees and not on the number of systems used, the following software is now available free of additional charge for any number of computers of the institutes and the administration:
- Windows Upgrade (all versions)
- Office Professional Plus
- Windows Server
- SharePoint Server
- Exchange Server
- all standard Client Access Licenses (CALs) (for both employees and students) to these servers
“Windows Upgrade” means that you, if your computer is running a licensed Windows operating system (e. g., purchased together with the hardware, OEM license), may use a “higher” Windows operating system. So it is further necessary that you purchase together with your hardware a Windows operating system, a so called base-license (e. g., from the Dell framework agreement). Therefore Dell offers an inexpensive “older” Windows operating system, that then can be upgraded together with the automatic software distribution.
The following Windows versions are upgradeable:
- Windows 7 (Starter Edition / Home Basic / Home Premium / Ultimate / Pro / Enterprise)
- Windows 8 and 8.1 (without addition / Pro / Enterprise)
- Windows 10 (without addition / Pro / Enterprise LTSC 2019)
For computers without Windows operating system you have to purchase first a base-license, if you want to use the upgrade out of the Campus Agreement. These base-licenses are also available at asknet AG (somewhat more expensive than purchasing together with the hardware of course). This ensures that a sufficient number of base-licenses are available, which can serve as a basis for the upgrade.
In all other above mentioned software products, the base-licenses are included.
The GWDG provides a software repository for all available software in the Campus Agreement. From this repository the software can be installed or can be copied to your local computer and then be installed. Furthermore, it is also possible to upgrade the desktop operating system to a newer version of Windows.
The software repository can be accessed as a virtual drive:
For authentication you need your user ID and password from the Active Directory of the university.
In case you are using a macOS machine you can access the ISO server by pressing CMD+K while in the Finder. As server address you have to enter:
For macOS only the Office serialiser which can be obtained from the ISO Server too but no KMS Server is needed.
Authentication is the same as with windows.
For the activation of Windows and Office in the Campus Agreement the GWDG offers the use of a so-called Microsoft Key Management Server (KMS). The use of the KMS server is recommended.
If the KMS server can not be used in justified cases, then instead a MAK key can be requested by e-mail to email@example.com. The sender's address has to be one of the e-mail addresses assigned by the university or by the GWDG.
Software for Students
In relation to the Campus Agreement students can purchase Office 365 Professional Plus from a portal provided by the asknet AG:
Shortly after your order you will receive an e-mail with your access data for the Microsoft account. It is possible to use the software locally (local version of the software) as well as in the Microsoft cloud. To prove that you are a student of the University of Göttingen you must provide your e-mail address and the associated e-mail password (Shibboleth authentication). In the application therefore you have to select:
The cost per license per year are as 4,99 € (including VAT). After graduation, the license must not be used. The asknet AG takes over the billing and settlement.
Software for employees (Work at Home, Home use)
In relation to the Campus Agreement employees (also from the UMG) can purchase Office 365 Professional Plus from a portal provided by the asknet AG:
Shortly after your order you will receive an e-mail with your access data for the Microsoft account. It is possible to use the software locally (local version of the software) as well as in the Microsoft Cloud and can be done on private computers both for official as well as for private purposes (Work at Home and Home use). To prove that you are employee of the University of Göttingen you have to provide your e-mail address and the associated e-mail password (Shibboleth authentication). In the application therefore you have to select:
The cost per license per year are as 4,99 € (including VAT). After leaving the university the license may not be used anymore. The asknet AG takes over the billing and settlement.
The university will provide information about the distribution of costs between the faculties to finance the Campus Agreement.