Microsoft Campus Agreement - NIU - Information Technology Services



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Enrollment for Education Solutions (formerly known as Microsoft Campus Agreement)

For FY 2015, the entire campus is enrolled in Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES), formerly known as Microsoft Campus Agreement.

Education Desktop Core CAL (Client Access License) for Faculty and Staff

  • Windows Software Assurance - upgrade to Windows Enterprise (includes BitLocker) for all school owned machines. Unlimited installations on faculty and staff personal computers **nominal fee for end user to obtain software**.
  • Office - Installation of Office on both Windows and OSX institutionally owned machines. Unlimited installations on faculty and staff personal computers **nominal fee for end user to obtain software**.
  • Windows Standard CAL - Access to Windows Servers, authenticate to Active Directory, utilize file and print services on Windows Servers
  • System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) - Manage all institutionally owned devices (Patches, OS distribution, hardware/software inventory, application distribution)
  • System Center Endpoint Protection (formerly Forefront) - Antivirus/malware solution for institutionally owned machines including OSX
  • Exchange Standard CAL - Access to Exchange Servers and utilize standard features of Exchange (Mail, Web Client, Mobile Connectivity, Calendar, Tasks, Contacts)
  • SharePoint Standard CAL - Access to SharePoint Servers and utilize standard features of SharePoint (Search, Document Collaboration, My Sites, Workflows, Office Web Apps) 
  • Lync Standard CAL - Lync Servers and features of Lync (Instant Messaging and Presence)

Office 365 ProPlusA Student Advantage

Students can install Office 365 on up to 15 devices:

  • 5 personally owned PC's or Macs and
  • 5 mobile devices and
  • 5 iPads

Office 365 A2 for Students, Faculty and Staff

  • Business-class email: 50GB, shared calendars, use own domain name
  • Lync Web conferencing: HD video conferencing, screen sharing, IM
  • Office Online: create and edit Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote files in a web browser
  • OneDrive for Business: 1TB access from anywhere and syncs with PC
  • SharePoint team sites: provide workspaces with customizable security settings for individual teams within institution
  • Active Directory integration
  • Anti-malware / anti-spam protection
  • 24/7 phone support

Order Additional Products per FTE

In the past we were required to license an entire department’s FTE count for additional products. Now we can license additional products in the quantity we need—and because it’s part of our EES agreement, we receive significant savings on these products.

Use the Microsoft Additional Product Enrollment form (.xlsx) to order additional products for the subscription period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. To be part of this initial order, order forms must be returned via email, arriving at DoIT on or before June 13, 2014. If you miss this initial order, you can order these products anytime during the license period. The license term for these partial year products will still expire June 30, 2015.

Detailed instructions and prices are included on the order form. 

Remember, this order form is not for determining participation in the Microsoft Campus Agreement—the entire campus is already enrolled. The attached form is for ordering additional products.

For questions, contact Pat Adams at 815-753-1856 or