Microsoft software licensing

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UVic is licensed to use Microsoft products under the Microsoft Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES) license agreement.  This license will enable departments, faculty, and staff to remain current with Microsoft software by removing many of the barriers to upgrade to the most current Microsoft software.  This includes the latest versions of Microsoft Windows (provided a Windows license was purchased with the workstation), Microsoft Office for PC and Mac, Microsoft Sharepoint, and Microsoft Exchange. 

Details on the products that are licensed under this agreement can be found in the Microsoft software licensing FAQ.

Who can use this service?

Microsoft software licensing is available to:

  • Departments
  • Faculty
  • Researchers
  • Staff

How do I request or access this service?

Information about Microsoft licensed software can be found in the University Systems help centre.

Licensed software can be downloaded from the Microsoft software distribution page.

What is the cost for this service?

The cost for this service is funded centrally by the University so there is no charge to departments, faculty, or staff to use products licensed under this agreement. More details about the agreement can be found in the Microsoft software licensing FAQ.

When is this service available?

This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How do I get help with this service?

For assistance with this service, please contact the Computer Help Desk:

Telephone: 250-721-7687
In person: Clearihue A037