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VDI and software licensing
I just had a sobering conversation with Adobe about their licensing requirements under a Virtual Device Interface (VDI). Essentially, we would have to move to their ELA licensing program which charges out by student and employee FTE. In looking at Microsoft Campus Agreement, I anticipate that VDI deployments would also require that the institution maintain a license that also covered the entire FTE structure. I'd like to hear from those who are considered or deployed VDI and what sort of licensing issues you are facing. In particular, if you are now using VDI, did you already have students covered in your license agreements? If you are in VDI, have you been able to solve the licensing issue that is not based on FTE? If you are considering VDI, do you have creative solutions about licensing so that you are not faced with an FTE multiplier? -- Shaun Cooper, Ph.D. Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President New Mexico State University (575) 646-2026 firstname.lastname@example.org ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.