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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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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Microsoft Donates Office 365 Licenses to Nonprofits Worldwide

This morning Microsoft announced it is donating Office 365 licenses to nonprofits worldwide as part of its ongoing software donation program, Technology for Good. The program will benefit nonprofits of all sizes with no cap on the number of licenses starting in 41 countries and increasing up to 90 by July.  Through the Microsoft Enterprise…

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Simpler Licensing Accelerates EA Customers to the Cloud

Organizations continue to seek out solutions to enable workers anytime, anywhere access to the latest productivity applications. In parallel, Microsoft continues to enhance licensing options to keep pace with the rapidly changing customer needs as far as how they consume software and services accessible across multiple devices. A recent example of this is the introduction…

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International Airlines Group connects employees worldwide with Office 365 and the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement

The third largest airline group in Europe and parent company to British Airways, International Airlines Group, made employee collaboration a priority and picked Office 365 through a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) to connect its 58,000 employees around the world. With more than 230 global destinations, Office 365 will help employees share information regardless of business…

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Microsoft Volume Licensing Mail Bag: Three Questions on Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) Licensing

A Microsoft Volume Licensing Expert Answers your Burning Questions on Using Microsoft Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) Licenses. Thanks to a large response we received to the VDI licensing mail bag, Louise Ulrick, a UK-based licensing consultant and trainer, is following up on that post with a focus on VDA licensing—another useful way Microsoft customers can…

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Embracing Advantages of Consumerization of IT Through Microsoft Volume Licensing Innovations

by Richard Smith                                                                         General Manager in World Wide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) Richard is responsible for the design and maintenance of our current and new Volume Licensing Programs plus the Marketing and Readiness for Microsoft’s Licensing & Pricing. This is the first in a series of blog posts about how Microsoft’s licensing is evolving to…

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Microsoft Volume Licensing Basics: Easy-to-read booklets to guide you in your licensing needs

It’s good practice to periodically double-check principles upon which you build subsequent plans. In sailing, ensuring an accurate compass reading is essential; off by just one degree and you’re way off the mark later in your travels. To help you find your way, and supplementary to the information about Microsoft volume licensing available via this blog, our…

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Holiday Reading: Curl Up with Microsoft Licensing Whitepapers

A short missive before the Thanksgiving Holiday gets into full swing. We frequently receive questions about volume licensing and specific product licensing programs here at the Microsoft Volume licensing blog. So our intent with this post is to pull together a few reources which address topics that come up on a fairly regular basis.  Should you find…

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Licensing Made Easier

Partner describes how flexible payment solutions impact deals, benefit customers A number of factors influence the way that customers approach volume licensing for new technologies and uptake into their environments.  In today’s economy and shrinking budgets, along with the fact that customers either are or have become much more savvy with their IT spend, customers…

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