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    • When you install Microsoft software, you generally need to provide a Microsoft product key. Under Cornell University's Microsoft Campus Agreement, a technology called Key Management Service (KMS)...
    • Cornell University has renewed our Campus Agreement with Microsoft to provide the Desktop Bundle for all computers owned by Cornell University. Full overview of the Microsoft Campus...
    • Apple no longer offers educational licensing for macOS (previously Mac OS X).  macOS installers are no longer available from the Cornell Store or from CU Software....
    • The Microsoft Campus Agreement is a site license which covers many popular Microsoft products at Cornell University. Products covered by the Campus Agreement can be downloaded at no cost by...
    • p> Members of the Cornell community have several technical support resources available for Microsoft products. Technical Support from CIT CIT currently provides free...
    • In July 2010, Cornell University and Microsoft negotiated a Server Agreement to include most Microsoft server products, as an addendum to our existing Campus Agreement.  Full overview...
    • Eligibility Cornell University has renewed our Campus Agreement with Microsoft to provide the Desktop Bundle for all computers owned by Cornell University. Full overview of the...
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is an open-source operating system.  Prior to September 2019, Cornell University maintained a contract with the vendor to provide automated updates and...
    • If you have a RHEL 5 server using the Cornell site license, the only option is to upgrade to a newer version of RedHat or CentOS. The Extended Life Cycle Support (ELS) Add-On for RHEL 5 is...
    • Before choosing an option for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or 7, you must check how the system receives its updates. To do this look in /etc/yum.conf for the key work 'baseurl':...
    • Dates important to holders of Red Hat license on campus: March 31, 2017: Red Hat retired Red Hat Enterprise 5 (RHEL5). July 30, 2017: Red Hat retired the Red Hat...