Software Licensing

The Virtue approach

As a Microsoft authorised education reseller Virtue is able to help all academic establishments with their licensing requirements. We understand that you want the most cost-effective and simple solution to your software requirements.

Microsoft Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES)

EES licences Microsoft software based on the number of full-time equivalent staff (FTE) within an academic establishment. This single subscription agreement covers all products licensed institution-wide and offers:

  • Easy compliance
  • Customised solutions
  • Lower TCO and administration
  • Simplified asset management

With EES you can license a single school, multiple schools or an entire school system, such as a local authority. You count your FTE staff once per year, so you don't have to track every single computer in your establishment. Full time equivalent staff are those who work more than 200 hours per year in your school.

Benefits of EES

Key benefits of the programme include:

  • Counting FTE staff once per year covers all staff and shared-use computers
  • One annual payment for all software at academic prices
  • Access to the most current version of licensed software
  • Ability to downgrade to an earlier version of software
  • Broad product selection available in all languages
  • Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh platform
  • Optional inclusion of computers exclusively dedicated to one student, and student’s own home computers

What EES includes

The school or college can order subscription licences for a wide selection of Microsoft software through EES. These include:

  • The Education Desktop platform package:
    • Windows 7 Enterprise upgrade
    • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
    • Microsoft Core Cal suite
  • The Enterprise Desktop Platform:
    • Windows 7 Enterprise upgrade
    • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
    • Microsoft Enterprise Cal suite

What’s included in the Core and Enterprise CAL suites

A broad selection of software and services are available as additional products under your EES agreement. Additional products may be licensed for any quantity, ranging from one licence to the entire FTE employee count.

Examples of software products available as additional products include: Microsoft Office Visio, Microsoft Project, Windows Server and Exchange Server, as well as additional CALs or Microsoft Online Services.

Please contact us to discuss your additional product requirements.

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