• Microsoft Campus Agreement

    CCAC has entered a Campus Agreement with Microsoft for Microsoft Windows, Office, and Visual Studio. The Campus Agreement is an annual licensing program specifically created to address the unique needs of higher education institutions.

    Software includes:

    • Windows 8.1 Operating System
    • Windows 7 Operating System
    • Microsoft Office 2013, including Publisher
    • MS Sharepoint Designer

    Requesting Software Installation

    ITS has established a Software Licensing Team to improve our compliance with End User Licensing Agreements. The team has created a database of verified software licenses currently in use at CCAC. They also screen all software installation requests to confirm end user licenses. Please be aware of the following procedures we have put in place to protect the college from liability.

    If you have a request for software to be installed, please provide as much information to the ServiceDesk as possible. We need a 48 hour window to do our research on the licensing information, as well as track down purchase orders. This is to ensure legality and plausibility. For academic/classroom requests, if at all possible, we need to have a 1 week window prior to installation for labs/classrooms and a 48 hour window for faculty and administrative PCs. We understand that there will be times when a last minute request is unavoidable. We will provide our best effort to complete these requests, but we can only proceed if we can confirm software licensing compliance.

    Keep in mind that software that comes bundled with a book is usually a one-to-one license, meaning that the purchaser of the book can install it on one computer that is accessed only by that person, and usually can NOT be installed on a computer that has multiple users. Also, software purchased as an individual from a local store, such as Best Buy, is also usually a single individual license.

    Please note that any additional software purchased must have the appropriate number of licenses. That is, if you plan to have a software package installed in a computer lab with 23 computers in it, you must purchase a license which allows for at least 23 simultaneous installations. For help in determining licensing options and costs, please contact your ITS Field Operations Director.

    The procedure for installing software is as follows:

    1.       Call is made or email sent to the ITS ServiceDesk
    2.       Ticket is created and assigned to the Software Licensing Team
    3.       Team researches or makes vendor contact
    4.       License is verified
    5.       Ticket is assigned to Field Technicians
    6.       Technician is dispatched to perform the installation

    No software will be installed unless the licensing allows it and can be verified. This includes software that was previously installed. This process is exempt for all software where system licensing is maintained by ITS (MS Office/ Windows/ Colleague/ R25/ updates to flash, adobe, etc).


    Microsoft Work-at-home Program for Eligible Employees

    The College maintains the Microsoft Work-at-home agreement for Office 2013 for eligible* CCAC employees. Microsoft Office 2013 is available for discounted purchase to College employees who are "exempt" as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act. *Eligible employees: due to Microsoft licensing guidelines as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    Eligibility is being authorized through the CCAC Human Resources Department. Employees who have questions regarding their exempt status should call HR at 412.237.3000.