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General information

General information about the new Microsoft licenses

Important notice!

Unfortunately, we cannot provide new licenses at the moment, because they are not available to us yet. We are still working at full speed on this.

Please note that due to the Microsoft license changeover, there may be restrictions on the use of the Microsoft products you use between 01.05. and 26.05.2021.

In urgent cases, please contact the IT-ServiceDesk


With the update of the university framework agreement with Microsoft on 1st May 2021, the previous license models for Microsoft products will be changed. In the course of this update, there will be a license change, which in turn will affect the users in the various Microsoft tenants at RWTH Aachen University. It should be noted in particular that the RWTH tenant (registration with e-mail address) has to be replaced due to organizational, licensing, data protection and personnel law conditions. Due to the contract update, it is necessary to introduce a person group-specific licensing, which is possible with the already established tenants for students (registration with and for employees (registration with