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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New Look for MSDN Subscriptions via the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC)

Later this month, the Microsoft Volume Licensing team is giving the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Subscription Administration experience a fresh look. New and existing MSDN Subscription Administrators will be able to access and administer their MSDN Subscriptions via a tab on the main menu of the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC). With these changes, it…

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Microsoft Volume Licensing 2011 Year in Review

Since launching the Microsoft Volume Licensing blog in May, we have enjoyed sharing our news and highlights with our readers and are looking forward to more great things to come in 2012. It’s been a busy year for the Microsoft Volume Licensing team and we wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of…

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Making the Most of Software Assurance Benefits: Cloud Support

This is article two of four in a series of blog posts describing the many benefits of Software Assurance Following on our first of four articles about Software Assurance (SA), which describes how SA can help customers move to Office 365, we’d like to highlight some additional SA benefits that may be of interest to…

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Click-to-Chat Now on Microsoft.com/Licensing

Starting this month, customers in the United States and Canada have the option to contact a Microsoft Volume Licensing specialist through an online chat function. The service is available weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time and enables customers to engage in real-time with our representatives in a convenient format. To use the…

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Coming Soon! A New and Improved Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC)

  During the month of August, the Volume Licensing team will be rolling out updates and improvements to VLSC. The changes take into account feedback gathered online and through interviews with partners plus more than 1,000 users worldwide. We plan to significantly improve and streamline product downloads and product-key search functionality so customers can get…

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