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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Dutch Media Firm Adopts “New World of Work” with Volume Licensing Solution

    As one of the Netherlands' largest media companies, Radio 538 Group relies on innovation to operate in the fast-paced, dynamic world of entertainment. The company operates 24 hours a day, serving millions of listeners. While on the surface it is a young and dynamic business, internally the IT infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: MPSA Adds Software Assurance

    Phased Retirement for Select Plus on the Horizon By Richard Smith General 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Simpler Licensing Options to Give Customers Better Access to Cloud Solutions

    Industry analysts forecast the continued ascension of cloud infrastructure technology as a key market driver for the foreseeable future. For example, IDC’s 3 rd Platform describes a vast array of always-connected smart mobile devices and pervasive use of social networking layered over a cloud-based...
  • Blog Post: Updating our Microsoft Services Agreement

    Across the company, we are working to better organize and simplify complex documents, many of these changes having benefited Volume Licensing customers - such as the Enterprise Agreement that was simplified last year and updated to include online services, the recently refreshed PUR that emphasizes plain...
  • Blog Post: Licensing Simplification – A New Approach to the Product Use Rights (PUR)

    Over the years, the Product use Rights (PUR) have grown in complexity as new products and new business models have been introduced. We heard your feedback that use rights need to be simpler and responded with the release of the October 2011 “Re-Designed PUR” to improve navigability, readability...