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…


Licensing How To: Prepare for Select Plus retirement

In July of 2014, we announced the plan to phase out Select Plus for commercial customers due to the world-wide availability of the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA). As of last month, Select Plus is officially no longer available for new commercial agreements in the 95% of major markets where MPSA is offered. The…


Large pizza maker reduces costs, complexity with new streamlined licensing agreement

Pizza may not have changed much in the past 30 years, but the pizza business has. Hunt Brothers Pizza, 450-employees strong and one of the most popular store-based US pizza brands, prioritizes technology to stay ahead in its rapidly evolving industry. Chris Dorris, Information Technology Manager at Hunt Brothers Pizza, says, “As competition increases, technology…


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…


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…


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…


Red Cross Federation Expands Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, Helping Provide Greater Licensing Flexibility

We’re proud to share that today, Microsoft Corp. announced that the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has expanded on a global Enterprise Agreement with a new Memorandum of Understanding to offer Microsoft Office 365 and other products as the standard communications and collaboration platform for its National Societies worldwide, helping…


Flexibility of the Microsoft Licensing Eases Transition to Office 365, Saves Estimated $300,000 (Case Study)

Hersing Corporation Improves IT Management and Saves Money on Future Licensing and IT Costs by Switching from Google Apps to Office 365 Hersing Corporation, a Singapore-based real estate services firm, needed to standardize its IT communications assets as multiple technologies proved difficult to manage for the firm’s 5,000 employees and agents across South East Asia….


Making Software Licensing Flexibility More Manageable

Guest Post by: Amy Konary, IDCResearch Vice PresidentSoftware Licensing & Provisioning To gain access to the software that they need to run their businesses, software customers must navigate a lot of contractual territory. Most customers are managing multiple software license contracts, and the terms of these contracts — even within the same vendor’s roster of…