Microsoft's concern could be that you are only eligible to order n
copies of the media and if you buy from multiple sources, then no one
source can be held accountable for selling you too much media. The
language in CA though seems to indicate it must be from an AER.
Some places use cost of media as one of the determining factors in
awarding their CA. Of course, it would be unusual if one vendor was low
(and best) bid on all aspects of the CA:-)
Volume seems to help lower the price.
Margaret Knox [log in to unmask]
Information Technology Services (ITS)
COM 17 (512) 475-9300/9224
Director, (512) 475-9282 fax
ITS- Collaboration & Academic Resources
The University of Texas at Austin
From: Linda J. McNamara [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 9:56 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [LICENSING] Student Campus Wide Agreement Media Duplication
and Distribution Options
It was my understanding you HAD to buy the student media from the Campus
Agreement provider. Have others found this not to be true? We'd love
to get some competition on this, but thought we were restricted (in our
case we use Dell for the CA).
We have the CA for students only in the College of Business. We have
students get media from our Software Store and that works well. Our
Software Store can charge a small "distribution fee" to the College of
Business to help with the costs. We didn't want to get into the messy
business of network distribution either.
"Knox, Margaret H" wrote:
> Under Campus Agreement you may not duplicated the media; you must buy
> it from an authorized reseller (usually your Campus Agreement
> provider) or in some cases directly from the Microsoft duplicator (if
> you are an authorized reseller which is unlikely). Quantity can
> usually help get the price down.
Linda J. McNamara, Associate Director
Academic Computing and Networking Services
2028 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-2028
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