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Software Agreement

The University of Maryland has taken leadership in putting together the Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium (MEEC), a voluntary agreement among public and independent higher education and county school systems.  The University of Maryland, Baltimore as a member of MEEC, recently negotiated with the Microsoft Corporation to establish a high volume software agreement, called the Microsoft Education Enterprise Agreement.  This agreement was approved by the Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday, July 14, 1999.

With the Microsoft Education Enterprise Agreement, commonly referred to as MS ELA, UM students, faculty and staff will have access to the latest versions of Microsoft's popular computer software.  Additionally, UM students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to use these software products on home computers by meeting these eligibility requirements.

Here is the Microsoft agreement (aprox. 25000 words) in PDF form. If you are a student, you may want to see the student license agreement which you will sign when you purchase the software.

The University is also proud to add the Norton Anti-Virus to its list of products available to UM Students, faculty and staff.  This product will continue to be available until the contract is terminated.

Adobe, Macromedia and SPSS will be distributed only at our Software Lisencing Office on the second  floor room 230  of the Health Sciences and Human services Library.We accesps checks only for faculty and student purchases.

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