Concise Adobe & Microsoft Software Licensing Overview
This is a simplified overview of Adobe and Microsoft licensing and software availability at UW-Madison.
|License Program||Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA; https://kb.wisc.edu/35407; site license)||CLP (transactional; purchase one license per installation)|
|Software Available||Creative Cloud||Captivate, Presenter, Photoshop Elements||Everything not covered under the ETLA (Premiere Elements, Coldfusion, Contribute, etc)|
Method of Distribution
|Named User Federated Login (NetID login on adobe.com or CC Desktop app)||Anonymous Departmental Installers from CSL (Adobe login not required)||Anonymous Departmental Installers from CSL (Adobe login not required)||Purchase media with license or download software from Adobe after purchase.|
|Can be installed on||UW-owned machines and/or
(Max 2 active installations)
|Only UW-owned machines||Only UW-owned machines||Only UW-owned machines|
*Faculty and staff are defined by their UW-Madison employee class for the purposes of the Adobe agreement.
|License Program||Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES; https://kb.wisc.edu/page.php?id=5084; site license)||Select Plus (transactional; in general, each installation requires a license purchase, but there are several different licensing models within Select)|
Windows Desktop OS
|Everything not covered under the EES (Visio, Project, Windows Server, SQL Server, System Center, etc)|
|Method of Distribution||Several Office apps have an online version that runs in a browser. NetID login required.||NetID login and download of click-to-run installers from O365 portal||Download MSI installers from CSL||Download installers from CSL||Purchase license from Tech Store. Most Select Plus license purchases trigger an email to purchaser that includes link to local MSI installer.|
|Can be installed on||No installation, runs in browser.||UW-owned, facstaff-owned, or student-owned machines (up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPad, or Android), and 5 phones)||Only UW-owned machines||Only UW-owned machines||Only UW-owned machines (with a few exceptions)|
Please direct questions on Adobe or Microsoft licensing to firstname.lastname@example.org.