Karen, we asked last week when we saw a news item...
Margaret Knox [log in to unmask]
Information Technology Services (ITS)
FAC 210<--NEW (512) 475-9300/9224
Director, (512) 475-9282 fax
ITS- Collaboration & Academic Resources
The University of Texas at Austin
From: Karen J. Lukas [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 11:57 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [LICENSING] Is the new Virtual PC for Mac (etc.) included
in the Microsoft Campus Agreement?
--On Wednesday, August 13, 2003 11:18 AM -0500 Marg Knox
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Our account manager has confirmed that Office Professional for the Mac
> will NOT be in the Campus Agreement. That item remains Microsoft
> Office Macintosh Edition.
> "The new Office Mac Professional bundle includes: Office Mac v. X
> Pro, Virtual PC for Mac 6.1 and Win XP Pro to give customers
> professional tools and complete compatibility."
> It seems to me that our Campus Agreements SHOULD include Office Pro
> for the Mac. It has Office Pro for the Windows side. Macs are under
> supported in the program. And the Virtual PC product would allow
> access to some products such as Front Page that used to be available
> for Macs (including in Campus Agreements).
> Now UT Austin has a lot of Macs and I know not all schools do.
Office Pro for MacOS should be included in MSCA just as the Pro version
of Office is included for Windows. Macs ARE under supported in the
campus agreement while we pay the same amount to cover our faculty,
staff and students who own Macintosh computers. That number is
relatively small in our case, but growing again with since the release
of Mac OS X.
Did you have to ask your MS representative for information about
inclusion of the new offering or was it sent to you in advance of the
release? Microsoft didn't send us any information in advance of the
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