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Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES) for Schools

If your School Agreement renewal is due before that date, you can choose to extend your current School Agreement for 3 months (minimum amount) and then transition to EES, or renew for a further year under School Agreement and move to EES then. Please talk to us at the earliest opportunity if you wish to extend your agreement for 3 months.
Under this agreement you can license a single school, multiple schools or an entire school system, such as a local authority. You count your Full-Time Equivalent staff once per year, so you don’t have to track every single computer in your establishment. Full time equivalent are staff who work more than 200 hours per year in your school.
Key benefits of this programme include:

  • Counting FTE staff once per year covers all staff and shared-use computers
  • One annual payment for all software at academic prices
  • Access to the most current version of licensed software
  • Ability to downgrade to an earlier version of software
  • Broad product selection available in all languages
  • Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh platform
  • Optional inclusion of computers exclusively dedicated to one student, and student’s own home computers

Subscription features

Customer Profile

Schools looking for a simple, flexible subscription licensing agreement.

Minimum Requirements

Schools customers have been able to purchase EES until 1st March, 2011. Until that time, schools customers should continue to buy software licenses via Schools Agreement.

Products’ Availability

The customer may order subscription licenses for a wide selection of Microsoft software through EES.

The Professional Desktop Platform package includes:

Windows 7 Enterprise Upgrade
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
Microsoft Core CAL Suite

The Core CAL Suite is equivalent to the following licenses:

  • Windows Server® CAL
  • Microsoft SharePoint® Server Standard CAL
  • Microsoft Exchange Server Standard CAL
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Client Management License
The Enterprise Desktop Platform package includes:

Windows 7 Enterprise Upgrade
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
Microsoft Enterprise CAL Suite

The Enterprise CAL Suite is equivalent to the following licenses:

  • All of the components of the Core CAL Suite (listed above), plus,
  • Microsoft Forefront® Protection Suite[1] (all of the following are subscription services)
    • Forefront Client Security,
    • Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server,
    • Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint,
    • Forefront Security for Office Communications Server,
    • Forefront Endpoint Protection for Exchange (formerly Exchange Hosted Filtering)
    • Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Protection Service
  • Forefront Unified Access Gateway CAL,
  • Exchange Server Enterprise CAL,
  • SharePoint Server Enterprise CAL,
  • Microsoft Lync Server Standard CAL,
  • Lync Server Enterprise CAL,
  • Windows® Rights Management Services CAL,
  • System Center Client Management Suite
    • System Center Operations Manager Client Management License,
    • System Center Service Manager Client Management License,
    • System Center Data Protection Manager Client Management License
Additional Products

A broad selection of software and services are available as additional products under your EES. Additional products may be licensed for any quantity, ranging from one license to the entire FTE employee count.

Subscription Features

Examples of software products available as additional products include Microsoft Office Visio, Microsoft Project, Windows Server and Exchange Server, as well as additional CALs or Microsoft Online Services.
Please refer to the Microsoft Volume Licensing Product List for complete details of currently available products.


Master Agreement has no expiration date.

Renewing Agreement

Once a Master Agreement is in place, Subscription Enrolments are submitted for 12 or 36 months of license coverage
Your options are:

  • extend your subscription enrolment under the one-year licensed period
  • submit a new subscription enrolment under the three-year licensed period
  • exercise the buy-out option
    • allow the subscription enrolment to expire, and stop using the software

Pricing Levels

Level A = <3000 FTEs
Level B = >3000 FTEs

Student Licensing

Student Option licenses are required for computers exclusively dedicated to one student, and available for student/s own home computers. Minimum requirement of 100 units. Student and faculty/staff orders cannot be combined to meet the minimum requirement.

Staying Current on Software

Customers are licensed to run any version of products, including product upgrades released during the designated agreement/order term.

Access to Software Assurance Benefits


Work at Home Rights and Home Use Programme

Yes, for faculty and staff users counted within your FTE count.


Customers wishing to convert their subscription licenses (EES) to perpetual licenses can do so through buy-out licenses. It should be noted that the costs of this can be significant and should be fully understood as part of the decision to choose EES licensing.


EES offers the convenience of licensing products based on the number of faculty/staff (FTE) employees in the organisation.

  • Faculty = Teaching, Lecturing employees
  • Staff = Admin, Clerical, Catering employees

The formula below outlines how to determine the number of faculty/staff FTE employees an organisation has:

Full-time faculty


Part-time faculty ÷ 3


Full-time staff


Part-time staff ÷ 2


Total faculty/staff FTE

For example, you have 2,000 full-time faculty, 3,000 part-time faculty, 1,000 full-time staff, and 1,000 part-time staff. The FTE employee count is calculated as follows:
2,000 + (3000, 3) + 1,000 + (1000, 2)


We have also put together a School Agreement EES Calculator. You can use this to compare the pricing you would pay for products on a straightforward School Agreement (institution wide for desktop products) against EES where you can license products such as Project Professional on a non-institution wide basis. Contact us for further details.

For further information and discussions about Software Licensing options, please use the following details to contact the Software Licensing team now.

Tel: 01727 201890   Fax: 01727 201812   Email: