In August, 2004, Missouri State entered into an agreement with Microsoft Corporation for system-wide software licensing. Details of this license agreement can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/education/casadocuments.mspxThe following software is included in this agreement:
This contract applies to all computers owned by the University on all Missouri State campuses -- Springfield, West Plains, and Mountain Grove. This includes faculty and staff computers, computers used by student workers and graduate assistants, computers in classrooms and labs, and those computers in residence halls that are owned by the University.
This licensing agreement is being centrally funded by the Administrative and Information Services and the Student Computer Usage Fee budgets from the Springfield and West Plains campuses. There is no direct cost to any other University department. This agreement is an annual contract. The cost is determined each year based on the total number of full-time and part-time faculty and staff at all Missouri State campuses in their work. Based on projected total software costs for the included software, this will result in an overall net savings to the University. By funding this cost centrally, all University departments should benefit.
Prior to adding new software packages or versions to the above-noted web site, Computer Services will test for compatibility and stability. Software will not be available for general campus use until this evaluation has been completed. As new releases become available, Computer Services will perform its tests and post the release to the web site as quickly as possible.