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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: Software Assurance Now Available through MPSA

    Today Software Assurance (SA) with simplified benefits management, a major milestone we originally announced at WPC , is officially available through the Microsoft Product and Services Agreement (MPSA) . The MPSA significantly improves volume licensing, making it easier for customers to buy online services...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...