Translated with

  • Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES)

  • Accession agreement to the Microsoft Higher Education Framework Agreement

General information

KIT has joined the nationwide Microsoft university framework agreement with an "Enrollment for Education Solutions" (EES) agreement. This means that all KIT employees are licensed for Microsoft 365 A3 (M365 A3) and for the "Core Server Platform Academic" (CSPA) on a rental basis. Students are licensed for Microsoft 365 A3 Student Use Benefit (M365 A3 SUB).

Contract term

The contract runs until 30.04.2025.

Software purchase

The software from the M365 A3 (SUB) license plans can be downloaded free of charge via the Microsoft Office Portal after registering in the SCC Self-Service Portal.

Please note that some services (including the OneDrive and SharePoint storage services) are not available for data protection reasons.

ITBs also have the option of downloading the volume license versions from the M365 A3 and CSPA license plans via \\\service\scc\software\microsoft.

Activation of the software

The Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise (M365 AfE) - as part of the license plans M365 A3 (SUB) - are activated via the M365 account, which you receive after the above registration in the SCC Self-Service Portal.

The volume license versions can only be activated via the KMS service of KIT.

Information on individual keys can be found under Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Further information

Further information on this license model can be found at

Included services

Education platform product (Microsoft 365 A3)

Server Platform Product (Core Server Platform Academic - CSPA)

  • Windows Server (all editions)
  • SharePoint Server (all editions)
  • Exchange Server (all editions)
  • Skype for Business Server Standard
  • Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager
  • System Center Endpoint Protection
  • Windows Server External Connector

The scope of the Core Server Platform Academic is taken from Microsoft's EES Volume Licensing Guide.
Both platform products include Software Assurance. Software Assurance (SA) is versionless and offers the right to use the latest version during the term of the contract.

Services not included

Licensing of additional products

Licenses that are not covered by this contract can be purchased separately via Microsoft Select Plus Academic.

Organizational requirements

The EES contract covers the licensing of all Edcuation Qualified Users and all students at KIT. In addition, all PCs located in public areas are licensed for Windows and Office, regardless of who uses the PC.

Details can be found in the Product Terms for the EES contract at in the "Academic Programs" section.