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Microsoft Licensing

Simply stated, volume licensing of software makes it easier and more affordable to run software on multiple computers within an organization. By acquiring software licenses through Microsoft Volume Licensing programs, you only pay for the software license. Boxed software, on the other hand, includes media (the CD-ROM or DVD), a user's guide and other packaging items. Eliminating these physical costs and purchasing in volume often reduces cost and provides more customized purchasing options and improved software management.

Licensing Options

Customer Type Licensing Program
Commercial, Government, Healthcare Open Programs
Select Plus Licensing
Enterprise Agreement
Enterprise Subscription Agreement
Products & Services Agreement (MPSA)
Education Institutions Open License for Academic
Select Plus for Academic
Products & Services Agreement (MPSA)
Hosting Providers and ISVs Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA)
Charity Organizations Open Charity

Volume Licensing Comparison Chart

Software Assurance

A comprehensive maintenance offering that can help you get the most out of your software investment. It combines the latest software with phone support, partner services, training, and IT tools. You can choose Software Assurance at the time of purchase and begin using your benefits immediately for the term of your license agreement.

SA Benefits Eligibility Snapshot

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