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Microsoft Student Select rumors
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TO: Enoch and Kelly,
CC: Licensing Group
I am hearing some talk of an upcoming substantial change to Student Select by Microsoft wrt Office and Windows. While UT is not a Student Select shop, the talk I am hearing is significant, so I wanted to go to the source (Microsoft) and get official word, if any, of an expected change and what effect it may have on various institutions. And of course, I wanted to know if there is going to be any effect on Campus Agreement.
Now it could be a joke, since the date is suspicious (end of March, means 1 April 2012 change)…
So what I am hearing is that Office 2010 Pro Plus will end as an offering for Student Select at end of March 2012. Same for Win 7 Upgrade for Student Select. What happens after this was totally confusing to me. Something about an AFP packaging called Office University (Mac and Win) but I did not hear anything about Windows for Student Select. If this were just a name change, I doubt talk would have started…
If someone has more concrete information to offer to the conversation please provide. But I am totally confused. Clarity appreciated!
Margaret H. Knox email@example.com
Chief Information Officer (CIO) (512)322-3774
The University of Texas System
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At UT Austin: Director, ITS
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