UAB Microsoft Agreements (MCAs)
For details about Microsoft Office 365 for students (for email and cloud-based storage and applications), click here.
UAB maintains both a Campus agreement and a Select agreement with Microsoft. Each user of software under the Microsoft agreements must use it subject to and strictly in accordance with the terms, conditions, limitations, and restrictions contained in the agreements. All software products are (a) licensed by Microsoft and (b) may not be copied or transferred to a third party.
Software included in the Campus Agreement is licensed on an annually recurring basis. UAB does not have a perpetual license to the software, but only the right to use the software as long as the agreement is renewed/paid annually. Under the agreement UAB receives rights to install the software on all UAB owned/leased systems, home-use rights for faculty/staff (with limitations-see below), student-use rights (with limitations-see below) and all version upgrades that MS may release during the term of the agreement. While the Campus Agreement reduces the complexity of licensing and paying for these campus-wide applications, it does not give UAB users the right to install the applications in any way that violates the rights granted by Microsoft.
Software under the Select Agreement is for UAB Faculty/Staff only and is mostly licensed on a one-time purchase basis with optional Software Assurance for version upgrades. Software under the Select agreement must be purchased prior to installation...no software under Select is available for use without first purchasing the applicable license.
UAB also makes certain Microsoft products available to students and faculty associated with a STEM program (science, technology, engineering, math) at no charge. For more information see Microsoft Dreamspark.
Specific product licensing and product use rights are available at www.microsoft.com/licensing. All users are expected to be familiar with and comply with the terms of the specific products they use.
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For installation on personally owned systems only, the Microsoft Campus Agreement provides the items for all Faculty/Staff:
Microsoft Campus Desktop (consisting of the latest released versions of Office and Windows Upgrade)
For installation on personally owned systems only, these Microsoft products are available to students:
Installations on UAB owned systems should be running Windows 7 Enterprise and Office 2010 Enterprise Windows 8 and Office 2013 are currently available only to TIMGroup members for testing.
Windows 7 and 8 employ the same licensing model as Windows Vista requiring a 'key server' at UAB to 'authorize' each installation of Vista. Where systems are not connected to the network for long periods of time, an alternate method utilizing a limited-use key will be available but on a restricted basis. UAB IT has set up a key server for testing and is making Windows 8 available to the TIMGroup members for testing within their areas.
Click here to be directed to the Software login page. Once logged in select Windows 7 in the dropdown box.
Additional information on Windows 7 (including hardware requirements) is available from Microsoft at: