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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...
1 Sep 2015
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...
28 Aug 2015
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...
30 Jul 2015
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...
27 Jul 2015
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...
14 Jul 2015
MSDN and Visual Studio available on the MPSA
On July 1 st , 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...
10 Jul 2015
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...
1 Jul 2015
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...
2 Mar 2015
New Partner Case Studies Highlight Benefits of the MPSA
Following on from our latest updates at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference we have two new case studies to share with our readers. From the earliest days of planning it was important to involve partners in the development of the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement ( MPSA ). We are delighted...
30 Jul 2014
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...
16 Jul 2014
Case studies: Partners and customers benefit from the MPSA
The Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) is the foundation for the next generation of Microsoft Volume Licensing initiative, an end to end transformation of Volume Licensing that delivers an improved agreement structure, a more flexible and easy purchasing platform, and new systems and tools...
4 Jun 2014
Transformation progress for Microsoft Volume Licensing
By Richard Smith General Manager, Microsoft World Wide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) The feedback from customers and partners since our December launch of the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement ( MPSA), a new licensing agreement for both on-premises software and online services, has been very...
3 Mar 2014
Still using Windows XP? Modernize now to boost your ROI
(click on image to watch video) As the end of support approaches for Windows XP and companies are looking to upgrade to Windows 8.1, many are looking at the best way to finance the switch. Microsoft Payment Solutions can help companies modernize their technologies, defer payments and start to...
31 Jan 2014
New Customer Microsoft Volume Licensing Training Classes Now in Session
Join the more than 5,000 IT and procurement professionals who have already gained Microsoft licensing Expert accreditation; Take the new licensing SQL Server 2012 and Licensing Office 2013 and Office 365 classes and become an expert In the past year, more than 5,000 students have passed the Customer...
15 Mar 2013
Holiday Reading: Curl Up with Microsoft Licensing Whitepapers
A short missive before the Thanksgiving Holiday gets into full swing. We frequently receive questions about volume licensing and specific product licensing programs here at the Microsoft Volume licensing blog. So our intent with this post is to pull together a few reources which address topics that come...
21 Nov 2012
IAITAM Conference Highlights Industry Forces and Licensing Impact
(contributed by Deb Bannon, WWLP) We recently returned from the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers ( IAITAM ) conference, which drew attendees ranging from C-level executives, managers and IT professionals responsible for IT asset management. As a platinum sponsor for...
16 Nov 2012
Making the Most of Software Assurance: Spread Payments
This is article four of a four part series of blog posts describing the many benefits of Software Assurance. Following on our previous article about Software Assurance (SA), which described Microsoft’s more traditional SA benefits, we thought it would be a good timing to highlight one of the...
16 May 2012
Microsoft Reader Mailbag: Three Questions on Licensing Windows and Office
A Microsoft Volume Licensing Expert Answers your Burning Questions on Licensing Windows and Office. From time to time we ask UK-based licensing consultant and trainer, Louise Ulrick, to answer frequently asked questions on licensing. Here, she’s provided context for three scenarios on how to...
5 Oct 2013
Case Studies Provide Tips for Successful Software Licensing
Microsoft Volume Licensing serves organizations worldwide of virtually all sizes, from those with just a few employees to those with tens of thousands dispersed across the globe. Seeing similarities between your organization’s needs and the success achieved by another company through a case study...
30 Mar 2012
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...
4 Jan 2013
Transformation on the Horizon for Microsoft Volume Licensing
By Richard Smith General Manager, Microsoft World Wide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) Microsoft is moving decisively on its strategy to deliver a family of devices & services that empower customers around the world, whether at home, work or on the move. At the same time, how customers buy our...
15 Nov 2013
Microsoft’s Lady Licensing Details How System Center 2012 Licensing Makes Cloud Management Easier
Microsoft’s own “Lady Licensing,” Emma Healey, posted a blog entry today about System Center 2012 (SC 2012) simplifing its multi-SKU lineup to two editions (datacenter and standard) to provide an integrated solution to manage applications across private, public and hybrid cloud scenarios...
4 May 2012
Microsoft Volume Licensing Mail Bag: Three Questions on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Licensing
A Microsoft Volume Licensing Expert Answers your Burning Questions on Licensing the Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Microsoft VDI offers the ability to rapidly and securely deploy desktops from a data center to users. IT support teams can manage desktops centrally, and VDI can help...
21 Mar 2013
Class is in Session at TechEd North America and On-line
New Microsoft Volume Licensing Training Tests and Approves Licensing Knowledge If you’re an IT or procurement professional then we have news that will interest you: Microsoft is previewing a new training and accreditation program designed to beef up foundational licensing knowledge so that IT...
1 Jun 2012
Can’t Attend the Gartner IT Asset Management Conference? We Can Answer Your Licensing Question Right Here
Microsoft Worldwide Licensing and Pricing will be attending the Gartner IT Asset Management Conference Thursday, Sept. 13, in Orlando, Florida. We'll be sure to Tweet nuggets of wisdom heard during presentations by Gartner licensing experts Frances O’Brien and Dolores Ianni to name a few. (Check...
12 Sep 2012
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