Apple/Mac licensing

Licensing agreement specifics

Apple software is obtained directly through a Mac device via the Mac App Store as the means of distributing the software.  There are many titles available in the Mac App Store and some of those titles that may be used in a lab are available through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program (VPP). These are purchased online through UM's Apple Store for Education as multiple content codes, which are then redeemed via the App Store on each computer a license was purchased for.

Additional notes regarding the agreement 

Apple has changed its licensing program for educational institutions. Software is now available for free directly from the Mac Apple Store. Please note the following:

  • Apple provides its OSX upgrades free through the Mac App Store for all Macs, whether owned by the University of Montana or personally-owned.

  • iWork upgrades are also provided free by Apple to Macs running OSX Yosemite. It includes three pieces of office software that are compatible with their Microsoft counterparts: Pages (word processing software much like Word), Numbers (spreadsheet software much like Excel), and Keynote (presentation software much like PowerPoint).