By Mary Margaret Colliver
agreement gives our faculty and staff greater and
faster access to the latest desktop software and should
greatly increase our overall efficiency and productivity."
T. Todd Jr.,
University of Kentucky
5, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) -- University
of Kentucky President Lee T. Todd Jr. has announced
the procurement of a UK campus agreement site license
for selected Microsoft software products, effective
Oct. 1, 2001.
and staff member is now authorized to download the
latest versions of the following software directly
to their desktops: Microsoft Office (for both Windows
and Macintosh systems); Microsoft Operating System
upgrades (for Windows systems); and Core CAL- Client
Access Licenses (licenses for the desktops to access
the servers, not for the servers themselves) for Sharepoint
Portal Server, Windows 2000 Server, Exchange 2000
Server, SMS and Conference Server.
of the goals of this administration has been to streamline
our processes," Todd said. "This agreement
gives our faculty and staff greater and faster access
to the latest desktop software and should greatly
increase our overall efficiency and productivity.
In addition, this agreement will save the university
considerable dollars over the long run. "
agreement is based on paying of $41.54 for each faculty
and staff employee at UK instead of the traditional
method of paying on a per unit basis for each computer
device. UK departments no longer need to purchase
these software licenses, or future upgrades to these
products. The cost has been pre-paid by the university.
Self-supporting units will be recharged based on the
number of employees in their units. Additional information,
product specifications, and UK downloading instructions,
can be found by clicking here.
agreement provides a number of benefits to the university
community including: authorizing faculty and staff
to use the software on any departmental computer,
lab computer, library computers, or a home computer
for 'work-related' purposes. Long-term advantages
include the reduced costs of acquiring, upgrading,
maintaining and managing campus software. The campus
is now legally licensed, and proof is maintained centrally
to ensure compliance with copyright infringement laws.
Microsoft Campus Agreement also benefits UK students
by ensuring that all common-use and individual college
student computing labs are equipped with the most
current Microsoft OS upgrades and Microsoft Office
software. This includes the Fiscal Affairs and Information
Technology Student Computing Services Labs, a campus-wide
resource providing approximately 1,200 computers dedicated
solely to student use.
and staff members needing assistance should contact
the University's IT Customer Service Center in 111
McVey Hall by calling 257-1300 or submitting an online
request by clicking
benefits of this initiative will encompass more than
convenience and cost savings," notes UK Vice
President for Fiscal Affairs and Information Technology
Eugene R. Williams. "When an enterprise moves
toward technology uniformity, technology support is
and that translates into more
efficient and responsive support services for all