Microsoft OVS-ES for K12 Schools & Colleges

How it Works

The Microsoft Open Value Subscription - Education Solutions (OVS-ES) program is a subscription based licensing program that is designed to make licensing Microsoft software and services far easier and more cost-effective. Instead of counting and licensing computers, schools are licensed on the basis of full time equivalent (FTE) faculty and staff count. Licensed software, and any product upgrades and downgrades available during their 12-month subscription term, may then be deployed on all school owned or school leased computers.

Microsoft’s OVS-ES is simple, smart and affordable, making it easier to provide 21st Century learning. All this while reducing costs, and eliminating adminstrative and compliance headaches.

Getting Started with Microsoft OVS-ES:
Participating in EES is simple. Just follow these three steps:

Count the number of Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) employees —including faculty, staff and student employees. Use this formula for counting your FTE -

Place an order for one or more "Desktop Platform Products" for a quantity equal to the FTE count. Available desktop platform products include –

  • Microsoft Windows 10/11
  • Enterprise Upgrade
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus (Windows and macOS)
  • Microsoft Core CAL Suite
  • Microsoft Enterprise CAL Suite
  • Microsoft Education Desktop with Core CAL Suite
  • Microsoft Education Desktop with Enterprise CAL Suite

Place an order for any additional products, including Online Services or server products in any quantity you need.

Once a customer licenses a product organization-wide, all institution-owned or leased devices and all faculty and staff in its organization are covered for use of that product. The institution’s students can also use the licensed product on computers in classrooms or open access labs.

Key Benefits:

  • Easy administration and compliance - Just count and license your FTE once per year and you’re fully covered for all on-premises platform products licensed.
  • Slash your costs of licensing Microsoft software - Licensing based on FTE rather than counting computers will significantly reduce your costs!
  • Streamline budgeting and cashflow - Reduce your upfront investments in technology with a predicatable, low annual subscription fee.
  • Stay current - Microsoft OVS-ES includes Microsoft Software Assurance - covering all licensed products with all upgrades and updates during the licensed period. Receive new versions as soon as they are released by Microsoft.
  • Simplify your support requirements - And reduce support costs by standardizing your product platforms across the school.
  • Collaborate. Interact. Learn - Provide access to vital productivity tools like Microsoft Office to every administrator and teacher at the school.
  • Customize your solution - Add additional products, either institution-wide, departmental-wide, or for individual devices at any time. The entire portfolio of Microsoft Server software can also be added to your OVS-ES Agreement at some incredibly low prices.
  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership - Low upfront costs, Software Assurance, easy compliance, and more.
  • Microsoft Student Advantage - License Microsoft Office for your institution under Microsoft OVS-ES, and get Office365 Pro Plus FREE for all your students and faculty through the Student Advantage program. Ask us for details.

Authorized Reseller: Genesis Technologies Inc. is an Microsoft Authorized Education Reseller.