Announcing Enterprise Cloud Suite and Multi-year durations on MPSA

Today, Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS) and multi-year subscriptions with price protection for many online services, two significant enhancements we announced at WPC, are available through the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA). The MPSA brings increased flexibility in purchasing and with ECS joining Azure, Windows, Office 365, and CRM Online, the best online services and…

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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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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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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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Embrace the cloud now with Microsoft Payment Solutions

If your business is waiting for the right time to move to the cloud, stop waiting — the time is now. Companies have more reasons than ever to look to Microsoft cloud solutions for their business and IT needs, with productivity solutions services such as Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and cloud platform solutions…

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Licensing How To: Using Office 365 user licenses to meet CAL requirements

Summary:  If you deploy workloads into Office 365 and maintain existing on premises workloads, or in some cases, deploy additional on premises servers to support a hybrid configurations- how do you maintain access to on premises servers.  It really doesn’t matter if your long term goal is to move to the cloud entirely, or maintain…

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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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Office 365 subscribers get Office Mobile for Android phones

If you have an active Office 365 subscription that includes the Office desktop applications, you can download Office Mobile for Android phones from the Google Play Store and use it to access, view, and edit Office documents (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) on your mobile device. License rights to Office Mobile for Android phones are included with…

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Office Mobile for iPhone is now available for Office 365 Subscribers

If you have an active Office 365 subscription that includes the Office desktop applications, you can download Office Mobile for iPhone from the Apple App Store and use it to access, view, and edit Office documents (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) on your mobile device. License rights to Office Mobile for iPhone are included with the following…

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