The campus now makes Office 365 available to staff and faculties as a central productivity tool. All employees and teachers are included in a campus license for Office 365. The following units are subscribed for Windows OS and Core CALs for AD and Visio and/or Project server access. Microsoft has changed the descriptor terminology, next year the Worker knowledge will be designated as a qualified user of education/QEU Do not count Adjunct professors in subscriber departments that only use Office 365 A1 Online. For more information, visit the Office 365 service page. If you have registration problems or have any questions, please contact the help. All student workers and those who generally do not use computers in their normal job function. Microsoft`s software subscription service counts knowledge workers, but not the Light Users Microsoft Campus Agreement or MSCA is a program designed to offer substantial discounts to students, teachers and employees of certain universities who enter into an annual contract with Microsoft. (Windows XP Professional sold in some university stores already from 10.00 USD [2].) Each package available under the MSCA can only be purchased once. Once graduated, students can usually obtain permanent licenses for the acquired software.

Prior to 2003, MSCA-licensed software was to be distinguished from non-licensed MSCA software because CDs were not holographic, did not require activation (for products that otherwise should have been activated) and, in some cases, did not require a valid license key. Departments with the majority of Windows computers that can be connected to Active Directory File Sharing can lay off: In addition, the MSCA license required that those who purchased Windows XP Professional have an existing Windows license and allow office products to be installed on up to two computers. The campus agreement allows current Cornell University employees, teachers and affiliates to download selected Microsoft Windows desktop systems and install them for free on computers at Cornell University and its affiliated institutions.