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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
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
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
Simplification comes to Office 365 activation
We’ve blogged frequently about simplification initiatives in volume licensing such as our new Online Services Terms , and the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement . Here’s the latest in our ongoing commitment to simplify how customers acquire, manage and use our products. As of November...
19 Nov 2014
Embrace the cloud now with Microsoft Payment Solutions
If your business is waiting for the right time to move to the cloud, stop waiting — the time is now. Companies have more reasons than ever to look to Microsoft cloud solutions for their business and IT needs, with productivity solutions services such as Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM...
19 Mar 2014
Simpler Licensing Accelerates EA Customers to the Cloud
Organizations continue to seek out solutions to enable workers anytime, anywhere access to the latest productivity applications. In parallel, Microsoft continues to enhance licensing options to keep pace with the rapidly changing customer needs as far as how they consume software and services accessible...
4 Sep 2013
Top Five Microsoft Volume Licensing Blog Posts – January to March 2013
Looking for more information from Microsoft on licensing for the Consumerization of IT , Microsoft’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) , or are you an IT or procurement professional looking to get Microsoft training ? We’ve rounded up our five most viewed Microsoft Volume Licensing blog...
15 Apr 2013
Flexibility of the Microsoft Licensing Eases Transition to Office 365, Saves Estimated $300,000 (Case Study)
Hersing Corporation Improves IT Management and Saves Money on Future Licensing and IT Costs by Switching from Google Apps to Office 365 Hersing Corporation , a Singapore-based real estate services firm, needed to standardize its IT communications assets as multiple technologies proved difficult to...
15 Feb 2013
Office 365 subscribers get Office Mobile for Android phones
If you have an active Office 365 subscription that includes the Office desktop applications, you can download Office Mobile for Android phones from the Google Play Store and use it to access, view, and edit Office documents (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) on your mobile device. License rights to Office...
31 Jul 2013
Red Cross Federation Expands Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, Helping Provide Greater Licensing Flexibility
We’re proud to share that today, Microsoft Corp. announced that the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has expanded on a global Enterprise Agreement with a new Memorandum of Understanding to offer Microsoft Office 365 and other products as the standard communications...
25 Feb 2013
Licensing How To: Using Office 365 user licenses to meet CAL requirements
Summary: If you deploy workloads into Office 365 and maintain existing on premises workloads, or in some cases, deploy additional on premises servers to support a hybrid configurations- how do you maintain access to on premises servers. It really doesn’t matter if your long term goal is to move...
10 Oct 2013
Software Assurance Can Help You Move to Office 365
With so much interest in the Cloud we continue to receive questions about how one can best leverage the benefits of the Software Assurance (SA) program as it relates to Office 365. So we wanted to share with you the essentials for maximizing the value of SA as it pertains to helping you move to Office...
2 Nov 2011
WWLP Mail Bag: The New Enterprise Agreement
A Microsoft Volume Licensing Expert Answers your Burning Questions on the Enterprise Agreement This month on the blog we’ve provided a number of resources designed to help our customers get the most of their Enterprise Agreement (EA), featuring benefits available through the EA along with a...
25 Sep 2012
Webinar a must-see for Enterprise Agreement customers considering Office365
One of the great benefits of the 2011 Enterprise Agreement (EA) is the flexibility it provides enterprise customers, enabling them to procure and manage a mix of both software and cloud services products within a single agreement all the while adding cloud services at their preferred pace. For those...
14 Feb 2012
Office Mobile for iPhone is now available for Office 365 Subscribers
If you have an active Office 365 subscription that includes the Office desktop applications, you can download Office Mobile for iPhone from the Apple App Store and use it to access, view, and edit Office documents (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) on your mobile device. License rights to Office Mobile...
17 Jun 2013
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