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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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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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 Adds Software Assurance

Phased Retirement for Select Plus on the Horizon By Richard SmithGeneral Manager, Microsoft World Wide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) In past updates (November and March) I shared how we’re transforming volume licensing, making it easier for customers to buy online services and software in a single foundational agreement called the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement…

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Announcing phased plan to retire Select Plus due to world-wide MPSA availability

Based on the successful adoption of the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) since its initial introduction in December 2013, plus the planned world-wide expansion by mid-2015, Microsoft is taking a significant step to simplify licensing by retiring Select Plus for commercial customers in a phased approach over the next 3 years. Following this initial…

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MPSA Co-Designed with Partners for Partners

CRN's Kevin McLaughlin posted an article discussing the benefits of the new Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) with an accompanying slide show on the “6 Important Things to Know About Microsoft New Licensing Program.” The article points to the experience of Microsoft Partner Insight involved with the co-design process and further commentary from IDC's Amy Konary highlighting the…

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Streamlining SAM with SQL clustering

In the weeks leading up to the Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, Texas, on July 7-11, 2013, we’re profiling finalists for Microsoft’s partner of the year award for Software Asset Management (SAM). Mexico’s Server earned special recognition for its work spreading the word about the benefits of SQL clustering. When one of Mexico’s biggest large account…

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Microsoft to go deep on Software Asset Management at the Worldwide Partner Conference

Five days of strategy, networking, and deep technical training await Microsoft’s Software Asset Management (SAM) partners at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, Texas, on July 7-11, 2013. With ten SAM-specific presentations — and ongoing one-on-one partner mentoring sessions — the program is a vigorous learning opportunity and a chance for SAM partners to connect…

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Bringing the power of the cloud to software asset management

In the weeks leading up to the Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, Texas, on July 7-11, 2013, we’re profiling finalists for Microsoft’s partner of the year award for Software Asset Management (SAM). Here, Sweden’s Atea Sverige AB makes the case for Cloud SAM. Two widely accepted facts about software asset management: It’s critical to effective…

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2012’s Top Five Microsoft Volume Licensing (@Msft_VL) Tweets

Bonus: Two more top tweets and Microsoft Volume Licensing blog content on Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). Are you curious about Microsoft volume licensing definitions, Software Assurance, Microsoft Financing, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon or what our partners have to say? 2012’s five most buzzworthy tweets from our Twitter handle, @Msft_VL, contained content on these topics, inboth…

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