The University of Texas at Austin

Microsoft Campus Agreement

Purchasing

How to buy for individually owned computer use (UT Austin Students, Faculty, Staff)

University of Texas at Austin students and faculty/staff home users can purchase one copy of installation media for each operating system upgrade or office suite in the MSCA through the Campus Computer Store located in the Flawn Academic Center (FAC). Please note that products covered under the licensing agreement are only available so long as Microsoft releases media to student fulfillment distributors.

For a complete list of available products, pricing, payment information, and information for customers shopping from outside of Austin, please contact the Campus Computer Store.

Please note that most products available to students and faculty/staff home users are individually-keyed. This means that each unique CD/DVD or CD/DVD set has its own unique product key that cannot be recovered or recreated by ITS or the store if lost.

How to obtain for departmentally owned computer use (UT Austin Departments, Faculty and Staff)

UT Austin departments, faculty and staff may obtain media for software covered by the MSCA from the following resources. See the Microsoft Handout distributed by the Store for detailed information on product installation, product keys, and other important information.

NOTE: You will NOT receive hard copy documentation with these distributions. If you require a hard copy manual, check with bookstores that stock computer software manuals. You may also use Microsoft Support Online.

'site-licensed' file share on Austin Disk

Effective July 16, 2009, Information Technology Services (ITS) makes available on an Austin Disk file share all covered under the Microsoft Campus Agreement (MSCA), including operating system upgrades and office suites. Departments, faculty and staff can access the 'site-licensed' file share for use on departmentally owned machines. Connection information is below; you can refer to the Austin Disk site for general instructions on connecting to Austin Disk. An Austin Disk account is not required to make use of the file share.

Windows
  • On the Austin Active Directory, map the network drive \\austin.utexas.edu\disk\site-licensed
  • If not on the Austin Active Directory:
    • Connect to the VPN and then map the network drive: \\austin.utexas.edu\disk\site-licensed
    • Download the IPSec Configuration Installer from BevoWare, and then map the network drive: \\austin.utexas.edu\disk\site-licensed
Mac OS X
  • SFTP: sftp.austin.utexas.edu ('site-licensed' located in the /DepartmentalDirectories folder)
  • WebDAV: https://webdav.austin.utexas.edu/site-licensed

Campus Computer Store

UT Austin departments, faculty and staff can purchase media for each operating system upgrade or office suite in the MSCA through the Campus Computer Store located in the Flawn Academic Center (FAC).

Third-Party Large Account Reseller

Purchase MSCA software and many other products through the Microsoft Select program reseller, Dell Computer Corp.

How to Buy (UT System)

Students and faculty/staff work-at-home users who are eligible to purchase software under the Microsoft Campus Agreement can obtain products from their campus distribution point.

Departments may purchase media from their campus distribution point, from the UT Austin Campus Computer Store, or from Dell Computer Corp, our Microsoft Select Large Account Reseller. Departmental volume (aka "Select") media is designed for installation on multiple computers,and usually requires a Volume License Key provided by the campus contact for this program. For more information on volume media and Volume License Keys, please contact your local campus distribution point.