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This is article three of four in a series of blog posts describing the many benefits of Software Assurance
Following on our previous article about Software Assurance (SA), which described how SA can support customers considering migrating some or all of their applications to the cloud, we thought now would be a good time to highlight some of Microsoft’s more traditional SA benefits.
Software Assurance has been a part of Microsoft’s licensing offerings since 2001. While occasionally perceived as an “insurance policy” to deliver access to free software upgrades, SA has expanded greatly since its introduction and is now widely viewed as an essential ingredient for maximizing the value of Microsoft volume licensing purchases.
The SA program is dynamic in that Microsoft continues to update, improve and grow the portfolio of SA benefits. A variety of key SA benefits have been part of the program for several years, and in this article we’d like to provide a refresher on several of them.
As you can see, Software Assurance offers a broad range of benefits to serve multiple areas of your business through the lifecycle of your software investments. We hope that you take full advantage of them. In the next article we’ll talk about how SA benefits such as Spread Payments can help you get the most out of your SA investment.
For more information on Software Assurance please visit the Microsoft Software Assurance website where you’ll find handy reference tools such as this interactive SA Benefits chart.
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