Generally

There are several license agreements with Microsoft. The license conditions must be followed. By the way: Responsible is the user who agrees to the so-called EULA (End User License Agreement) at software installation.

The essential characteristics of the various license agreements:

Microsoft Bundesvertrag (Federal Lease):

This agreement allows the CAU, after payment of an annual 6 digits flat rate by the CAU with the participation of the faculties, free upgrades to current Windows operating systems (desktop and server), MS Office use and various (but not all) server connection licenses. The software is rented, not bought. The contract period is always one year. Because the operating system license is an upgrade, too, a so-called Basic License is required (see Glossary). The activation of the software is effected via the KMS service of the computing center of the CAU (KMS-Server see Glossary). Further Information

A supplement to the Federal Lease offers students of the CAU the opportunity to use Microsoft Office for a small annual fee. Further information

Microsoft Select:

The Select Contract includes virtually any Microsoft software and Office. Applicabable: Working places at the TF, including administrative workstations and PC labs. Again, you need a so-called basic License (see Glossary) for operating systems. The activation of the software is effected via the KMS service of the computing center of the CAU (KMS-Server see Glossary). Further Information

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Education (formerly: Imagine resp. DreamSpark):

Due to an existing subscription to the Faculty of Technology, students and academic staff can directly set up an account for the "Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching" desktop with their TF email address at Microsoft. There you can also download various current Windows operating systems. Commercial use of the software is prohibited. Microsoft Office is not part of the download offer. Further information