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  • 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...