Software Assurance Now Available through MPSA

Today Software Assurance (SA) with simplified benefits management, a major milestone we originally announced at WPC, is officially available through the Microsoft Product and Services Agreement (MPSA). The MPSA significantly improves volume licensing, making it easier for customers to buy online services and software in a single foundational agreement. Including SA with MPSA provides these customers with the breadth of exclusive technologies, planning and deployment services, training, upgrade rights and other advantages of the SA program.

Like nothing before, MPSA removes barriers to seeing, deploying, and using SA benefits. The calculation of benefits is significantly simplified through a consistent points-based system across SA components. A new portal provides a clear view, on one screen, of the benefits available, what has been consumed, and with which licenses the benefits are associated. Overall, customers will have a much more efficient experience due to a 70% reduction in process steps, including the elimination of the manual “benefit activation.” 

These and other improvements are designed make it easier for customers and partners to get more out of Software Assurance through the MPSA. Please continue to give us input on how MPSA can best support customers in their purchase and deployment of Microsoft products and services.

For more information on Software Assurance, visit HERE.

Also see: Announcing plased plan to retire Select Plus due to world-wide MPSA availability, 16 July, 2014

Comments (15)

  1. Dechildr says:

    Hey…what happened to this blog? Nothing has posted since September, and major changes have rolled out in regards to Microsoft licensing.

  2. Ed (DareDevil57) says:


  3. Cynthia Farren says:

    Great news that the MPSA will now offer Software Assurance on it as well. However; to anyone considering signing the MPSA take a close look at the contract language as some areas of it are a bit of a change to what you have historically understood about
    Microsoft audit terms, payment mechanism’s, expiration of SA benefits, etc. I think the agreement allows for a lot of flexibility which is good and overall I’m excited about it – but there are definitely changes I would require before signing.

  4. Семен Александрович Никонов says:


  5. Anonymous says:

    We’ve blogged frequently about simplification initiatives in volume licensing such as our new Online Services Terms , and the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement . Here’s the latest in our ongoing commitment to simplify how customers

  6. Anonymous says:

    Today I am pleased to announce another key milestone in our licensing transformation . For the first time, we can now welcome our government and academic customers to purchase and manage Software, Online Services, and Software Assurance through the Microsoft

  7. Maveric says:

    The main objective of software assurance is to ensure that the processes, procedures, and products used to produce and sustain the software conform to all requirements and standards specified to govern those processes, procedures, and products. see more
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  8. Anonymous says:

    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

  9. xiaojun says:

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