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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MSDN and Visual Studio available on the MPSA

On July 1st, MSDN with Visual Studio became available for order on the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA). This addition enables a more native and improved experience of MSDN subscription management while removing a major obstacle for our customers wishing to move to the MPSA in light of the Select Plus retirement. What this…

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Announcing Product Terms: fewer steps and one location to improve customer experience

To improve customers’ volume licensing experience, Microsoft today announces Product Terms which consolidates and replaces two previously independent documents – the Product Use Rights (PUR) and the Product List (PL). Together with the program agreement, Product Terms contains all the terms and conditions for how you purchase licenses for software and online services through Microsoft…

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MPSA expands to Public Sector and 67 additional countries

By Richard Smith General Manager, Microsoft World Wide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) 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 Products and Services Agreement…

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TagVault.org and Microsoft Work Together to Improve Software Management

Today Microsoft announced its continued efforts to improve software asset management with its membership to TagVault.org. TagVault.org is a nonprofit organization that works with industry partners to lower costs and improve security for organizations managing software portfolios based on the software identification ISO standard.  In today’s IT industry, identifying and tracking software applications, software updates…

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Microsoft Volume Licensing Mail Bag: Three Questions on Software Asset Management (SAM)

A Microsoft Volume Licensing Expert Answers your Burning Questions on Microsoft Software Asset Management (SAM) Implementing a software asset management (SAM) program can be beneficial. This is especially true if your organization struggles to keep track of any of its software or licenses, or if you have many different computers and devices to inventory. Heather…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.0 Now Available

Our friends on the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit team are pleased to announce that MAP Toolkit 8.0 is now available for download. This follows our November 2012 blog post on its beta availability: Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.0 Beta Now Available. The MAP Toolkit 8.0 download link is here. You can…

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Microsoft Software Asset Management (SAM) Helps Handle Growth, Update Licensing (case study)

Have you grown quickly through acquisition and had trouble keeping track of all the software and licenses you’ve acquired in the process? Carousel Industries was in a similar situation and reconciled software assets while saving costs by updating its licensing strategy. It accomplished this by working with Universal Management Solutions to undergo a complimentary Software…

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Volume License Customers: Get Ready for Windows Server 2012 with the MAP Toolkit 7.0!

The Microsoft Solutions Accelerator team recently announced the new Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) toolkit 7.0 is now available for download. For those of you who aren’t already familiar with MAP Toolkits, they’re agentless inventory, assessment and reporting tools that help assess an IT environment for platform migrations. MAP’s are a great tool for Volume…

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