Secure Productive Enterprise licensing unlocks new flexibility for customers navigating to the cloud

As announced on July 7, Microsoft is introducing the Secure Productive Enterprise in Q4, 2016 to empower customers in their Digital Transformation, with uncompromising productivity, collaboration, mobility, business insights and, perhaps most importantly, a secure experience. Secure Productive Enterprise also marks one more step in our journey to modernize licensing, making it easier for customers…

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Announcing Enterprise Advantage on MPSA: A better way to buy organization-wide

By Richard Smith General Manager, Microsoft Worldwide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) Today, we’re announcing a new way to buy, marking yet another step in our licensing transformation to make it easier for customers and partners to do business with Microsoft: Enterprise Advantage on MPSA In 2017, we will introduce Enterprise Advantage as a new way…

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Microsoft’s 2016 Volume Licensing Partner of the Year…Congratulations, SoftwareONE

We’re pleased to congratulate SoftwareONE as the 2016 Microsoft Volume Licensing Partner of the Year, an award that recognizes partners who consistently innovate through Volume Licensing solutions and services, and provide the highest levels of customer service.   Globally headquartered in Stans, Switzerland with customers in 145 countries, SoftwareONE helps clients manage all aspects of…

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For peak seasons and projects, short-term subscriptions for online services now available through MPSA

As Richard previewed in his post on February 1, starting this month, there’s a new, flexible way for customers to meet their temporary and seasonal needs: short-term online services subscriptions through the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA). This new capability provides customers with a way to license common short-term business scenarios not previously addressed…

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Another step in licensing transformation: new policy and guidance for Enterprise Agreement customers

By Richard Smith General Manager, Microsoft World Wide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) Today, we’re announcing another significant step in the transformation of Microsoft volume licensing to make it easier for customers and partners to do business with us. Beginning on July 1, 2016, the minimum Enterprise Agreement (EA) commitment for commercial customers signing new Enterprise…

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Announcing Enterprise Cloud Suite and Multi-year durations on MPSA

Today, Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS) and multi-year subscriptions with price protection for many online services, two significant enhancements we announced at WPC, are available through the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA). The MPSA brings increased flexibility in purchasing and with ECS joining Azure, Windows, Office 365, and CRM Online, the best online services and…

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Licensing How To: Prepare for Select Plus retirement

In July of 2014, we announced the plan to phase out Select Plus for commercial customers due to the world-wide availability of the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA). As of last month, Select Plus is officially no longer available for new commercial agreements in the 95% of major markets where MPSA is offered. The…

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Large pizza maker reduces costs, complexity with new streamlined licensing agreement

Pizza may not have changed much in the past 30 years, but the pizza business has. Hunt Brothers Pizza, 450-employees strong and one of the most popular store-based US pizza brands, prioritizes technology to stay ahead in its rapidly evolving industry. Chris Dorris, Information Technology Manager at Hunt Brothers Pizza, says, “As competition increases, technology…

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COMPAREX France adopts Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) to gain new customers and improve licensing experience

To grow their business as trusted technology solution providers, COMPAREX, the Microsoft 2015 Volume Licensing Partner of the Year, recognized it was important to enable customers to bring their worldwide offices and departments under the same licensing agreement, regardless of their location. Additionally, because customers were required to sign separate agreements for Microsoft cloud services…

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MPSA gets even better, major cloud-focused enhancements are here

By Richard Smith General Manager, Microsoft World Wide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) This morning at the Worldwide Partner Conference, I announced a major milestone in our licensing transformation: Microsoft Azure, Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS), Pay-as-you-go and multi-year durations are coming to the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA). These additions increase flexibility in purchasing and…

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