As we continue the move to modern licensing by aligning our product and program choices to best meet the needs of our customers, we are sharing an important licensing change for customers purchasing through the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA).
We are standardizing all online services subscription durations on MPSA to one year or shorter. As of April 1, 2017, the multi-year duration options for Office 365, Dynamics 365, Secure Productive Enterprise, and all other online services subscriptions* will no longer be available through the MPSA. This will bring MPSA into alignment with subscription durations in the Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP) and Microsoft Online Services Program (MOSP), and make buying choices easier. Customers interested in multi-year subscription durations, as well as the benefit of price protection, should consider the Enterprise Agreement.
This change does not impact MPSA customers who purchased multi-year durations prior to April 1. Existing subscriptions remain unaltered, and users can continue to be added to those subscriptions with same service end dates.
As always, we encourage customers to work with their Microsoft account team or partner to determine the right licensing options to fit their needs. And, as we continue to make changes to improve and modernize the licensing experience, we will share updates here.
*Windows E3 is available only as a three-year subscription through the MPSA, and continues to be available after April 1, 2017.