The Texas A&M Software Center's agreement with Microsoft allows departments to purchase annual licenses for many of Microsoft's most popular products based on their Full Time Equivalent (FTE) count. Departments must submit order forms during the annual enrollment period, which usually occurs in late April.
Also, some Microsoft software can be purchased at significantly discounted prices for personal use by registered students and some faculty and staff. Note: Departments determine their participation in providing discounted software for personal use by employees.
Microsoft Key Management Server (KMS) is used to activate volume-licensed Microsoft products such as Windows or Office. Open Access Labs have set up a KMS for use by the university.
Go to the Microsoft KMS page in the Knowledge Base for information about KMS and instructions for connecting.