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General Information About Microsoft Select Plus Program

The TUB has entered the Microsoft Select Program for R&E as of 02.02.2010. The agreement is valid for an unlimited period. Departments of TUB can obtain permanent application licenses for almost every applicationn, operating system and server product if necessary with software assurance. 
Software assurance is not bound to a version and grants the right to employ the most recent version within the duration of the Microsoft Select agreement. This means that the customer may not only get the newest version by purchasing software assurance, but will obtain every new version within Microsoft Select agreement period. For Microsoft Select the software assurance generally has a duration of 36 months after date of purchase. The licenses for Microsoft Select Plus are single workstation licenses. Compilers are except for Visual J#, Visual C++, Visual FoxPro and Visual Basic as part of all Visual Studio suites not part of Microsoft Select.
Ordering of software licenses by students and employees of TUB for private use is not possible within Microsoft Select.

License Terms

A license only covers the right to use the product on a single workstation. For computer labs the number of licenses has to match the computers in the pool or an assignment to PCs has to limit the use. A license for software ca n not be shared or used simultaneously on multiple computers. A "concurrent use" of licenses is not part of Select Plus. Licenses from the Select Plus agreement for departments of TU are only intended for the use of computers of TU with the exception of the work-at-home right for Office Professional and Office Enterprise. The work-at-home right (only for official use) may not be confused with the home-use right which allows the private use on the home computer.

There are only upgrade licenses for Windows OS within Microsoft Select Plus. You are always required to own a full version as basis license. Please regard the information about the correct licensing of Microsoft Windows 7 and the downgrade rights.

Please also see the detailed information about licensing of Microsoft Server in Server/Client Model.

Please see the conditions for the surrender of Microsoft Software for further details.

System Requirements

Some products can only be activated using tubIT's KMS servers. In this case you are required to use the wired network of TU and use a DNS server of TU as standard DNS server ( or
Further information can be found at Windows KMS activation and Office 2010 KMS activation.

This applies for the following products

  • Operating Systems

    • Windows 10
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Vista

  • Office 2010 Suites (standard and professional)
  • Office 2013 Suites (standard and professional)
  • Office 2016 Suites (standard and professional)

  • Office 2010 till Office 2016 Applications

    • Access 
    • Excel 
    • InfoPath
    • OneNote 
    • Outlook 
    • PowerPoint 
    • Projekt 
    • Projekt Professional 
    • Publisher 
    • Share Point Workspace
    • Visio Professional 
    • Visio Standard 
    • Word 

Please note, that for some computers which are distributed via OEM and are provided without operating system the activation of Windows upgrade licenses may result in severe problems.

Orders and Dispatch of Microsoft Select Software

Departments of TUB can obatain licenses and software using tubIT softwareportal. There you can find all products, product descriptions, system requirements, prices and documentation within Microsoft Select agreement. The software is distributed as download license but data mediums can be acquired as well. Extensive software or rarely ordered products are only distributed on data mediums. In this case the data medium has to be ordererd for using the software. If you are interested to have a download version for a product in particular, you can send an e-mail request to the softwareportal hotline (see link on the right side of the softwareportal, menu "Service). Please do so before ordering, since the download permission can not be assigned to a purchased license.


Ordering products within the Softwareportal that are part of the TU license agreement constitutes a formal contract between the customer and the TU. In relation to the customer only the conditions of use as specified in the adhering tubIT contract are applicable. Products acquired within TU agreements are excluded from the right of revocation.

Information Update From Windows 8 to 8.1 (Select Plus)

Unfortunately Microsoft does not provide the update for Windows 8.1 using the automatic update system of the control panel but using the App Store which requires a personalised Microsoft Account. Windows 8 licensees of Microsoft Select Plus do not have such an account.

Since every licensee is entitled to the update to Windows 8.1 our portal operatior has provided the Windows 8.1 upgrade for all licensees of Windows 8.0 Upgrade in their download area. 

You find further information about updating here.

Microsoft Licenses For Pupils, Students And Teachers

The Select agreement for students and employees has been terminated as of 31 March 2012 by Microsoft.

The company Microsoft offers special licenses for pupils, students and teachers. These licenses can only be ordered in the retail market. Microsoft offers so-called student options. Further information about Microsoft's education network.

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