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 by existing licensing options. Short-term subscriptions let customers subscribe to select online services for one to 11 months in situations where a full year subscription isn’t necessary to meet the organization’s temporary need.Short-term subscriptions

This option will be particularly valuable for customers who:

  • Hire additional retail workers during holidays
  • Manage fluctuating volumes from one season to the next
  • Initiate special projects that require additional capacity for less than one year


Short-term online services subscriptions, paired with multi-year durations with price protection launched on September 1, 2015, provide flexible options for customers to purchase in ways that make sense for their organizations. Meeting the unique needs of the people who use Microsoft technology is our goal and the reason we’re on this path to transform licensing, making it easier for our customers do business with us. To learn more, please visit the MPSA site.

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