Delivering new Cloud Solutions to Education

By Carlos Cruz General Manager, Commercial Licensing Today, Microsoft is taking a significant step in helping education customers simplify the business of schools and push the boundaries of the classroom with Microsoft cloud solutions by introducing exciting changes to the Enrollment for Education Solutions, the premier licensing option for medium to large education institutions. The…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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How to License Office Web Apps Server

The Licensing How To series posts are provided by our Customer Service Presales and Licensing team members.  These scenario based licensing topics are written on trending topics and issues based on their interactions with customers, Partners and field sellers.  For more posts from the Licensing How To series, search the “Licensing How To” tag on…

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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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