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MS agreement: terms of use

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Campus agreement details

The Microsoft Campus Agreement  runs for 1 year, from 1st January 2013 to 31st December 2013. The Campus Agreement products may be installed on any IIT Delhi owned or leased computer and accessed on those machines by all members of IITD, whether they are faculty, staff or students. Faculty and designated staff may also install one copy of Office and Windows operating system upgrade on their own personal computer for work related use (see below).


The products on the schedule for the Microsoft Campus Agreement are: Desktop Campus and limited number of server editions. This currently gives us access to the following Microsoft products:

  • Office Professional Plus 2007, 2010, 2013 for Windows
  • Office 2011 for Macintosh
  • Office Multilanguage Packs
  • Windows Operating System Upgrade to Windows 7 and 8 (Enterprise)
  • Client Access Licenses (User) for Windows Server 2012 Standard, Exchange Server 2010 Standard, System Centre Configuration Manager 2012 Client Management Licences.

Please note that the versions of Office as above must be installed with all of their individual products included.

All products are subject to the 'Microsoft Licensing Product Use Rights' current at the time, these can be found at

Dreamspark agreement

Apart from the above, IITD also has an institute wide complimentary license for Dreamspark Premium under which several  Microsoft development tools, like Visual Studio 2012,  are available to faculty and students purely for academic use. Please click here to check out the terms of use for Dreamspark products and here to see the nature of the Dreamspark agreement.

Operating system upgrades

The Windows operating system upgrades licenses offered through Campus Agreement entitle you to upgrade to the most current version of Windows. For example, if you currently run Windows 7, you are licensed to upgrade to Windows 8. Please note that this is an upgrade only, not a full license. In order to run any version of a Microsoft Windows operating system licensed through Campus Agreement, you or your users must have a valid license for a Microsoft Windows operating system or Macintosh operating system on each computer on which the software is run.

Software assurance

The Software Assurance element of this agreement allows you to:

  • Upgrade existing copies of software when a new release is issued.
  • Use an earlier version of software, for example this allows you to run Windows XP on a machine originally licensed for Windows 7.
  • Use a second operating system on a PC,  provided IITD owns an original operating system license for the computer, either Windows or Mac OS. Then you can use the Campus operating system upgrade license not only to upgrade the original license to Windows 8 or XP but also to run a copy of Windows 8 or XP on your PC under Bootcamp, Virtual PC or other similar products.


Users acquiring software under the Campus Agreement are not entitled to free telephone support from Microsoft. Support can be obtained locally from CSC.

Software distribution and record keeping

The Campus Agreement requires that we keep records of the distribution of the Campus Software Products including ISO downloads, software distribution and KMS activation and renewal.

It is the responsibility of individuals who have obtained software under the Microsoft Campus Agreement to ensure that the terms of this agreement are adhered to and the software or ISO image is not distributed further without authorization and record keeping at CSC.

Disks created from these ISO images must be true and complete copies (including copyright and trademark notices) and they must not be used to provide work-at-home rights.


The annual fee is based on the staff numbers; including all staff working for 200 or more hours (faculty, technical staff, group A officers, medical officers and administrative staff who routinely use PCs for their regular IITD work)  but excludes all other non PC-users. The fee for the Campus Agreement has been funded centrally by IITD.

Who can have a copy for home use?

It is expected that most copies of software made under the Campus Agreement will be installed on IITD owned computers, from media or ISO images supplied by CSC. However, there is scope under the agreement for limited use by staff on personally-owned computers.

IITD faculty and staff

If you are a faculty member, technical staff or group A officer, you are entitled to use one copy of Office and/or Windows Upgrade on your own computer wherever that may be, for work related use only.

These copies must be deleted if the staff member leaves the employ of IITD. They must also be deleted if the Agreement is terminated.

Retired staff, academic visitors and students may not work on home copies of the Campus products.


Students may not have personal copies of the Campus products for use on their own computer(s). IITD has not taken the 'student option' which would have enabled this as it was considered to be far too expensive.

Terms of agreement


The Campus Agreement is a rental agreement. Licences under the Campus agreement are not perpetual, and all copies must be deleted if the Agreement is terminated. Products must not be lent, leased or rented to people outside the Agreement.


IITD has signed an Agreement which is valid until 31st December 2013. Microsoft have made no legal commitments beyond that.
When the licensed period expires Microsoft will give 60 days notice of expiration and advise of the options to renew. A new Agreement can be signed or the buy-out option exercised. The buy-out option allows perpetual licences to be purchased for the required quantity of chosen products for a fee similar to that for licences purchased under the Microsoft Select Agreement.


In the event that Agreement is not renewed or the buy-out option not exercised then upon termination of the Agreement all users will be notified that they must delete all copies of the products licensed under the Campus Agreement, destroy the associated media and disconnect access to any servers staff or students may have accessed according to the Work at Home or Student Option rights. We must ensure that this instruction is carried out and inform Microsoft of such deletion, destruction and termination of access.
All staff who are using any products according to the Work at Home Rights must delete and remove all copies of such products from the temporary RAM and hard disk of their PCs and destroy associated media. 


In case you have any doubts regarding the use of the volume license, please write to


Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 January 2013 14:53