NMSU has two ways of getting software from Microsoft.
The EES (Enrollment for Education Solutions) which is an agreement we get our core software from like Microsoft Office and Windows OS. This agreement we enroll in every year and is paid for by all NMSU departments based on FTE (full time equivalency). This allows us to always stay up to date with the latest Microsoft products, like Office and Windows operating systems, that are essential to the University.
The list of products that are included in the bundles are under the Microsoft EES Bundles page.
And the Microsoft Select Plus Agreement which is a program that allows NMSU Employees to purchase purchase software licenses and services at volume discount prices. The Microsoft products purchased from the Select Plus Agreement are additional software licenses that are not offered as apart of the bundles we get from our EES agreement. Licenses purchased as a part of the Select Plus Agreement do not expire and are called perpetual licenses. These perpetual licenses are owned by the dept. and assigned to a user until they are need to be reassigned.
If you believe your dept. owns a license that was purchased from the Select Plus Agreement please contact our software desk at 646-6007 option 1 to confirm. We will need the buyers information at the time of purchase in order to be able to find the license.
An Example of some of the products that can be purchased from Microsoft’s Select Plus Program are:
- Windows Server 2012
- SQL Server 2014
- Exchange server 2013
- Microsoft Visual Studio Pro 2012
- Microsoft Visio 2013*
- Microsoft Project 2013*
If you need an older version of a current software license you can purchase the most recent license and down grade the install to the version you need.
You can purchase a license and reserve Microsoft installation media for check-out here.
* These products are also available for depts. to enroll in with the Enrollment for Education Solutions at a much smaller price per FTE. Please call Justin Krynitz @646-7786 for more details.