CSU-Microsoft Enterprise Agreement
Frequently Asked Questions
Can we take the software home for personal use?
- Yes. Faculty & staff may purchase software for home use, but first they
must have a copy of the desired software on their office computer before
installing it on a home computer.
- Non-exempt employees can purchase the software, but under the
compensation guideline, must obtain supervisory approval before performing
any work at home that would be submitted as overtime.
Where do I go to purchase the software for home use?
- Software CDs for selected titles are available at the Cashier’s Office
in Administration Building 128 for current price per title. You will need to
present your Cal State L.A. One Card, and sign the Microsoft Select Software Faculty
and Staff End-User Agreement. It is your responsibility to determine
if your computer or laptop meets the
because there will be no refunds.
Does this agreement mean we can’t use other types of software from other
- Absolutely not. The agreement does not prevent Cal State L.A.
users from using other software; students, faculty, and staff have the option
to use any software they choose. This agreement simply makes it easier
and more affordable to obtain commonly used Microsoft products for those
who prefer to do so.
What are the eligibility requirements under which faculty & staff may take
- Current part- or full-time faculty and staff must be state employees
receiving state payroll checks. They must also use a computer as part
of their work duties.
Is technical support included?
What is "Product Activation" and why does the Microsoft Work at Home software
- Product Activation is being included to reduce a form of piracy known
as “casual copying”. Product Activation discourages piracy by limiting
the number of times a product key can be activated on different computers.
The application will work for a limited number of launches (grace period)
without activation, but will not function properly once the maximum limit
How many computers can I install the Work at Home software on?
- Microsoft software can be installed on only one computer - a desktop or portable laptop.
Does the Campus Agreement cover computers owned by Auxiliaries or the Auxiliary staff members?
- No. The Campus Agreement only covers the computers owned by the
CSU. The WAH software does not cover Auxiliary staff members.
Are MS-Project and MS-Visio included in the new agreement?
- No, they are not licensed under the Campus Agreement.
If we purchase the software and cannot use it, can we resell it or give the
software we've obtained under this agreement to someone else?
- No. Neither the software nor any license may be resold or duplicated.
The licenses are not transferable to another person.
What if a faculty or staff member leaves the CSU?
- Because the faculty and staff home use is tied to use at work, faculty
and staff will not have rights to use the software after they terminate
employment with the CSU.