The Enterprise Cloud Suite launches December 1, offering simplified, user-based cloud licensing

Today’s technology trends are transforming how our customers work.  Most employees bring some level of technology into the workplace, and many use three or more devices to work anywhere.  So our customers want a consistent productivity experience on any device, and on any operating system.  To meet this need we are pleased to offer the…

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Dutch Media Firm Adopts “New World of Work” with Volume Licensing Solution

As one of the Netherlands' largest media companies, Radio 538 Group relies on innovation to operate in the fast-paced, dynamic world of entertainment. The company operates 24 hours a day, serving millions of listeners. While on the surface it is a young and dynamic business, internally the IT infrastructure followed a traditional model that was…

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Simplification comes to Office 365 activation

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 acquire, manage and use our products.  As of November 17, it is easier to activate Office 365 subscriptions purchased via Open…

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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…

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New Partner Case Studies Highlight Benefits of the MPSA

Following on from our latest updates at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference we have two new case studies to share with our readers. From the earliest days of planning it was important to involve partners in the development of the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA). We are delighted to see growing adoption and both customers and partners benefiting from the upgraded…

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MPSA Adds Software Assurance

Phased Retirement for Select Plus on the Horizon By Richard SmithGeneral Manager, Microsoft World Wide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) In past updates (November and March) I shared how we’re transforming volume licensing, making it easier for customers to buy online services and software in a single foundational agreement called the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement…

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Announcing phased plan to retire Select Plus due to world-wide MPSA availability

Based on the successful adoption of the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) since its initial introduction in December 2013, plus the planned world-wide expansion by mid-2015, Microsoft is taking a significant step to simplify licensing by retiring Select Plus for commercial customers in a phased approach over the next 3 years. Following this initial…

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MPSA Co-Designed with Partners for Partners

CRN's Kevin McLaughlin posted an article discussing the benefits of the new Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) with an accompanying slide show on the “6 Important Things to Know About Microsoft New Licensing Program.” The article points to the experience of Microsoft Partner Insight involved with the co-design process and further commentary from IDC's Amy Konary highlighting the…

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New “Online Services Terms” Document Streamlines and Unifies Licensing Terms across Microsoft’s Online Services

With Microsoft’s transformation to a Services and Devices company our portfolio of online services has grown rapidly and, with it, the documents, terms and conditions used to purchase them.  Microsoft is addressing this by launching a unified and simple “Online Services Terms” document that also provides all customers the best terms Microsoft has to offer…

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Congratulations to Brasoftware, Microsoft’s 2014 Volume Licensing Partner of the Year

This year, we are pleased to congratulate Brasoftware, on winning the 2014 Microsoft Volume Licensing Partner of the Year Award, which recognizes partners who consistently seek to innovate with their Volume Licensing solutions and services, and provide ongoing attention to customer service excellence.  Brasoftware is a Gold Certified software reseller and solutions integrator of Microsoft…

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