Not all license agreements are the same…

License agreements vary depending on the purpose for which they were intended. License agreements may be intended for individuals or for organisations, in which case, the rights will differ.

The MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT is not suitable for use in a school setting. This particular agreement entitles the user “the right to install and run that one copy on one computer (the licensed computer) for use by one person at a time” (Microsoft Software License Agreement). In a school setting, this license is not appropriate as there are many computers that would require the software.

The Microsoft School Enrollment Volume License should be used for schools. Within this license agreement, there are various options available depending on what is required by the school.


Microsoft. (n.d). School Enrollment Licensing Guide. Retrieved from file:///C:/Users/Donnalechte/Downloads/School_Enrollment_Licensing_Guide%20(2).pdf

Microsoft Software License Agreement. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Leave a Reply