BT Business Direct and Microsoft Offer Simple Licensing Solution For Schools



Released on: October 28, 2011, 3:40 pm
Author: BT Business Direct
Industry: Education

Business computing specialist BT Business Direct has begun offering an easy and cost-effective way for schools and colleges to stay on top of software licensing.

Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES) from Microsoft Volume Licensing has been designed to provide primary and secondary schools, and higher and further education establishments, with a simple way to manage licenses for their desktop platform software.

The package, which is available now through BT Business Direct, offers academic institutions access to various Microsoft Enterprise products including Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 and Windows 7 Enterprise Upgrade. These products can then be licensed in any quantity.

For complete convenience, institutions that take out Microsoft EES only need to complete one annual employee headcount of full-time employees, who work more than 200 hours per year. Products with institution-wide licenses can be run on all institution-owned or leased devices, which means if an institution does take on new members of staff, they'll be covered.

Adding new products is also simple, and these can be licensed on an individual, departmental or organisation-wide basis.

Alex Critchley, Licensing Specialist at BT Business Direct, said: "Microsoft EES takes the hassle out of licensing software across large organisations which have numerous desktop machines. With EES, system administrators know that the products being used are fully covered, ensuring peace of mind all round.

"The aim of this product is to make it as simple as possible for institutions such as schools, public libraries and museums (Schools only) to have access to the correct licenses for the products they are running. And to make budgeting even simpler, EES can be paid for via annual payments with a one or three-year term options to protect the pricing in today’s turbulent market.”


About BT Business Direct
As a part of the BT Group, BT Business Direct Ltd sells many business computing essentials from business servers to business telephone systems. BT Business Direct offers more than 20,000 products covering voice and data solutions as well as IT services such as hardware configuration, installation and deployment, all of which can be ordered via the specialist Business-to-Business (B2B) website.

For Further information, contact:
Our Licensing specialists
0870 429 3050



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