Microsoft software products include the Windows operating systems, the Office suite of applications and software development products. They are centrally funded and covered by several different licence agreements, allowing for most Microsoft products to be used free-of-charge on UQ-owned computers.

Software products included

Desktop Optimization Pack

Enterprise CAL Suite

  • Active Directory Rights Management Services CAL
  • Exchange Standard and Enterprise CAL with Services
  • Lync Server Standard and Enterprise CAL
  • Sharepoint Server Standard and Enterprise CAL
  • System Center Client Management Suite (Data Protection Manager Client Management Licence (CML), Operations Manager CML, Orchestrator CML, Service Manager CML)
  • System Center Configuration Manager CML
  • System Center Endpoint Protection
  • Windows Server CAL

Exchange Server - All Editions

  • Exchange Server Enterprise
  • Exchange Server External Connector
  • Exchange Server Standard

SharePoint Server - All Editions

  • SharePoint Server
  • SharePoint Server for Internet Sites - Enterprise
  • SharePoint Server for Internet Sites - Standard

Windows Server - All Editions

  • Microsoft High Performance Computing (HPC) Pack 2008
  • Windows Server 2012 HPC Edition
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 for Itanium Systems
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services External Connector
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server External Connector
  • Windows Web 2012 R2 Server

Accessing Microsoft software

Software covered by UQ's agreements with Microsoft are available to UQ organisational units whose staff are considered full-time equivalent in the count submitted to the Australian Government each year. Some affiliated organisations are also covered:

  • Colleges' Information Technology Group (CITG)
  • Cromwell College
  • CRC Mining
  • Duchesne College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Grace College
  • International House
  • King's College
  • St John's College
  • St Leo's College
  • The Women's College
  • Union College
  • UQ College
  • UQ Health Care
  • UQ Sport
  • UQ Union
  • Translational Research Institute (TRI)
  • Mater Research Institute-UQ
  • UniQuest.

UQ-affiliated organisations not listed here cannot use Microsoft software under a UQ licence.

Home use

Students and staff can access a free version of Office 365 available through UQ. Upgrade options for students are available on the Microsoft website.

Installing licensed Microsoft software on UQ computers

If you are using a computer managed by ITS, you can use the Microsoft Software Centre to install Microsoft software. For all other computers, contact your local IT support team or submit an IT request.

Buying additional Microsoft products

Some Microsoft products are not included in the licensing agreement. You can purchase the following products for specific UQ computers through the ITS Software Catalogue in UniFi:

Licences for these products are perpetual (ongoing), do not include upgrades and allow installation on one computer.

Contact your finance officer for help and include the name of the user, phone number and computer name on the UniFi order.

Submit an IT request for software assurance (product maintenance) and MSDN subscriptions.

Conditions of use

Microsoft software can be used under UQ licences for UQ academic, administrative and research purposes only.

Home use by eligible staff is for academic, administrative and research purposes and is limited to work-related and skills development purposes when using the software on home computers.

Microsoft software offered through UQ cannot be used for commercial or business purposes. You can also read the:

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