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Re: Microsoft Campus Program

From:

Chuck Sechler <[log in to unmask]>

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The EDUCAUSE Software Licensing Issues Constituent Group Listserv <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 13 Jan 2003 12:14:53 -0500

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Hmm, I thought MS could only change the price insofar as your FTE count
going up. I hope this does no also mean in a 3 year that they can change
the price per seat for the same software.

At 10:30 AM 1/13/2003 -0600, you wrote:
>On the three year licensing, you can lose one benny... the cap on increase
>is no longer there!
>
>I absolutely concur with Ricky that resellers have latitude on what they bid
>to you and some can discount more than others. Which is good, as long as
>they can stay the term of the agreement. I know of at least one large school
>whose contract got canceled by the vendor when their MS payments (rebates)
>changed. Ouch.
>
>_____________________________________
>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
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ricky Roberts [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 9:47 AM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: [LICENSING] Microsoft Campus Program
>
>
>Jane,
>
>Similar to Mark's recent reply, we had success in cost savings this year
>by submitting our Campus Agreement (faculty and staff, we can't afford
>students currently) to a Request for Bid process.  We've also found that
>resellers can come in under the MS "retail" price for the package, and
>our cost for the new three year package actually came down compared to
>previously sole sourcing. Locking in the price for three years is a
>critical benny facing more state budget cuts over the next year or two
>at least.
>
>Regards,
>
>Ricky
>
>Ricky Roberts
>Director of Client Computing
>Northern Arizona University
>(928) 523-6950
>[log in to unmask]
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: The EDUCAUSE Software Licensing Issues Constituent Group Listserv
>[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jane Schoenfeld
>Sent: Friday, January 10, 2003 10:15 AM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: [LICENSING] Microsoft Campus Program
>
>
>Some of the campuses of the University of California are looking at the
>Microsoft Campus Program.  I would appreciate hearing about your
>negotiating experiences with Microsoft.  I would be particularly
>interested in hearing from any university or university systems that
>have been able negotiate better pricing than Microsoft's standard tiers.
>Please contact me directly.
>
>Thank you.
>
>--Jane
>
>Jane Schoenfeld
>510-987-0683
>[log in to unmask]
>
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