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Microsoft Campus Agreement

Transition From CEA: What's the difference?

The Microsoft Campus Enterprise Agreement (CEA) was the agreement between The University of Texas System and Microsoft from September 1, 1998 through August 31, 2003. Microsoft changed this campus subscription program to the "Microsoft Campus Agreement" which became effective when we renewed on September 1, 2003.

The largest difference between the agreements involves the permanency of licenses. Under CEA, eligible licensees were permanently licensed for covered products. For example, if you were a student during this program you are permanently licensed for Office products of the current version at the time you left. Under the CA, however, license are "right-to-use" and are only valid while there is a current CA in place. Licenses only become permanent for students who graduate and are granted a degree.

Last updated October 22, 2010 @ 3:38 pm

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