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Microsoft Student & Faculty/Staff Program: Vista OS and Office 2007

These products are not available to the student and faculty/staff population because Microsoft has not yet made the media available. There are no part number for these products yet, thus they can not be ordered. Student software is specially replicated and uniquely keyed to allow for two installs. Microsoft contracts with replicators to produce this media for the academic community. The March/April time frame that Microsoft provided is not a firm date. It is their best estimate as to when the media will be available.

The WISC website now reflects a place to sign up to receive an email when the software titles are available. Please go to your institution's WISC student or faculty/staff product page to sign up.

Microsoft releases software through channels in a priority order. They have an announce date for release, they make media available to the commercial market first and then to the customers with Microsoft Campus and Enterprise Agreements, and then to students (and faculty/staff) under the Microsoft Select Student Agreement and Work At Home media.

Versions available to students and faculty/staff in March/April 2007 timeframe:

- Office Enterprise 2007
See http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/FX101635841033.aspx?pid=CL100796341033

- Office SharePoint Designer 2007
See http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointdesigner/default.aspx

- Windows Vista Business Upgrade
See http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/editions/business/default.mspx

Versions available to UW-Stout students in March/April 2007 timeframe. UW-Stout students are under a Microsoft Campus Agreement, so the products available are different.

- Office Enterprise 2007
See http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/FX101635841033.aspx?pid=CL100796341033

- Windows Vista Enterprise Upgrade
See http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/editions/enterprise/default.mspx

- Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade
See http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/editions/ultimate/default.mspx

Windows Vista and Office 2007 media for students and faculty/staff will be available in January/February 2007 (dependent on the official Microsoft software release dates). It is not known yet what version of Vista will be available under the Microsoft Student Select Agreement.

When pricing is available, the WISC site will display the product information. There will be a link for students to sign up to receive an email when Vista and Office goes on sale.