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New Mexico State University
Information and Communication Technologies
Campus-wide Software Licensing & Distribution

License Agreements

Microsoft Campus Agreement


The Microsoft Campus Agreement (MCA) allows use of the most popular Microsoft products on all computers owned by NMSU participating departments. Work at Home rights are granted for all software products available through the agreement. ICT must have a copy of the User Acceptance Form on file for each faculty/staff/graduate assistant using these software products on home computers.

There are two types of software media available for the MCA program.

Office Install Media: Office Install Media Sets are available for faculty/staff to check-out (borrow) for a period of three working days. This media can only be used for installations on NMSU-owned computers belonging to participating departments. It is illegal to duplicate this media.

Work At Home Media: Work At Home Media is available to faculty, staff, and graduate assistants employed by participating departments to purchase for installation on their home computers for work-at-home purposes ONLY and is NOT for personal use.

Participating departments must provide ICT with an NMSU account number and be charged each year for each full-time employee equivalent (FTE) in the participating department or college. The cost per FTE is calculated based on the Microsoft reseller price. The FTE counts for each department or college will be provided by the Human Resources department.

All participating departments must sign-up for the Desktop Bundle which includes all Windows operating systems, all Office suites, and the CORE client access licenses (CALS). Other products are available as needed.

Software licenses for this program are leased on an annual basis. If your departmental license is not renewed, all MCA software must be removed from your departmental computers and employee home computers.

If a participating department employee terminates employment with the participating department, they must remove any MCA software installed on their home computers.

For Additional Information, Contact:

Justin Krynitz
NMSU Information & Communication Technologies
ICT Business Operations & Financial Services
Computer Center Building, Room 148
Email: software@nmsu.edu
Phone: (575) 646-7786
Fax: (575) 646-6300