Microsoft Products for U-M Departments

Licenses for the Microsoft products listed on this page are purchased for all faculty and regular staff members of the University of Michigan (including the Dearborn and Flint campuses). These products may be installed without any additional license fee on any machine owned by the university.

If a machine is owned by an enrolled student or an employee (faculty or regular staff), low-cost licenses for these products are available at the Computer Showcase. A department that wishes to provide licenses for employee-owned machines is permitted to do so using a six-digit U-M Shortcode at the Computer Showcase.

ITS Software Licensing and Distribution (SWLD) provides installation media for these products at cost-recovery rates. Media for these licenses may be used to install licenses on multiple machines. Therefore, departments need only order the number of media discs necessary for efficient IT operations.

SLWD requests that units install from media provided by SWLD to ensure that the appropriate Microsoft agreement language is displayed on the installation media. The U-M license requires that installation codes are not be displayed on the media.

For additional information about Microsoft Volume Licensing and product use rights, complete details can be found on the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center website.

Need Other Microsoft Products?

Many more products—including server software and CALs—are also available through ITS Software Licensing and Distribution. Follow the link to the departmental order forms for a list of most commonly requested products. Contact if you don't see a product you wish to order.

Windows Products

  • Office Professional Plus 2013
    For University-owned computers only
    Includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access, InfoPath, Lync and OneNote
  • Office Enterprise 2010
    For University-owned computers only
    Includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, Access, InfoPath and OneNote
  • Windows 8 Enterprise (both 32- and 64-bit)
    Operating system upgrade
  • Windows 7 Enterprise (both 32- and 64-bit)
    Operating system upgrade
  • Windows Vista Enterprise (both 32- and 64-bit)
    Operating system upgrade

Mac Products

  • Office for Mac Standard 2011
    Includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Office Mac 2008
    Includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Licensing (All Platform) Products

  • Core CAL
    Client Access Licenses which permit client connections to the following server products by all faculty, staff and students at the university: Windows Server, Exchange Server, Office Sharepoint Server, System Center Configuration Manager.
  • Enterprise CAL
    The Enterprise CAL extends the Core CAL. This allows certain products (such as Exchange Server) to provide services (e.g., Unified Messaging) which are not included in the Core CAL. The Enterprise CAL adds client access rights for Systems Center Operations Manager, Communications Server, Windows Rights Management and Forefront Security Suite. The university has paid for the Enterprise CAL for faculty and regular staff but not students. Questions about providing services or access for students or non-affiliates of the university (such as alumni or the general public) should be addressed to