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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Simpler Licensing Options to Give Customers Better Access to Cloud Solutions

Industry analysts forecast the continued ascension of cloud infrastructure technology as a key market driver for the foreseeable future. For example, IDC’s 3rd Platform describes a vast array of always-connected smart mobile devices and pervasive use of social networking layered over a cloud-based server infrastructure as the primary growth driver of the ICT industry over…

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center upgrades its disaster recovery at no cost through the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement

Nationally ranked Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) provides a full spectrum of healthcare services to the citizens of New Hampshire and Vermont, but it needed to evaluate its disaster recovery program. Through DHMC’s already existing Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) license, it upgraded to Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 at no cost. To…

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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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How Volume Licensing Innovations Enable a “Work on Your Own Device” World

By Richard Smith, General Manager in World Wide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) Richard is responsible for the design, marketing and training of our current and new Volume Licensing Programs. This is the fourth in a series of blog posts about how Microsoft’s licensing is evolving to enable customers to take advantage of two major trends:…

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How Volume Licensing Innovations enable a “Work Anywhere on any Device” World

By Richard Smith, General Manager in World Wide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) Richard is responsible for the design, marketing and training of our current and new Volume Licensing Programs. This is the third in a series of blog posts about how Microsoft’s licensing is evolving to enable customers to take advantage of two major trends:…

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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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