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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.
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 and software in a single foundational agreement. Including SA with MPSA provides these customers with the breadth of exclusive technologies, planning and deployment services, training, upgrade rights and other advantages of the SA program.
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 to see growing adoption and both customers and partners benefiting from the upgraded licensing experience.
“By engaging with partners to co-design the MPSA, Microsoft demonstrated that they really value our input,” says Mark Berlin, Senior Manager Product Management, Insight Enterprises. “The result of that collaboration is delivering the benefits that partners were looking for—a lower cost of sale, expanded revenue opportunities, and greater sales agility.” (see the video below as well as the written case study HERE)