The scope of the agreement includes desktop software licensing for Microsoft Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office and customer access licenses, as well as enterprise software for Microsoft Windows Server Exchange, SharePoint and SQL Server, and Cloud Enterprise solutions such as Office 365 and Azure Public Cloud. Open Value across the company and open value subscription are commitment-based agreements for business and government organizations that wish to license at the enterprise level over a period of one or two years. Software Assurance is included in the delivery. Microsoft Open License, Microsoft Open Value and Microsoft Open Value Subscription are Microsoft volume licensing agreements for organizations with 5-499 users/devices that want to license local Microsoft software, cloud services or both. Microsoft Enterprise Agreement and Microsoft Enterprise Subscription Agreement are engagement licensing agreements for commercial organizations that sign a new registration with 500 or more users/devices and government organizations with 250 or more users or devices. These agreements are best for organizations that want to license company-wide microsoft software and cloud services over a three-year period and at the best available prices. The expiry date of the authorization (Open License), the expiry date of the contracts (open value) or the expiry date of the subscription period (one year for cloud services) Transactional (Open License and Open Value non-organization-wide) or commitment-based (Open Value agreements) Cloud services and local software Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) is intended for service providers and ISVs, who want to license eligible Microsoft products to host software services and applications to end-customers. SPLA grants the licensing rights for the monthly host of certain Microsoft products for a period of three years, as described in the service provider Microsoft Use Rights (SPUR) with prices based on user rights. All products and services included in the Microsoft Online Subscription Agreement (MOSA) are a transaction licensing agreement for commercial, government and academic organizations with one or more users/devices. MOSA is best suited for organizations that want to subscribe, enable, deploy and manage cloud services through the Microsoft Online Subscription Program (MOSP) seamlessly and directly across the web. Local software and software insurance are not available via MOSA.
We offer several contract options to help partners license microsoft cloud services and on-premise software. Five licenses or licenses and software Assurance (L-SA), a user subscription license (USL) or the use of Azure pay-as-you-go – The minimum requirement for the Enterprise Agreement and Enterprise Subscription Agreement was changed on July 1, 2016 from 250 to 500 users or devices for new commercial customers. It excludes government and SCE agreements. For more information on this change in the directive, please refer to the frequently asked questions regarding the change in the minimum guidelines for partners. Providing new, improved and easy-to-use systems and tools to manage your Microsoft licenses offers commitment-based and transaction-based options to organizations that want to purchase Microsoft cloud services, local software and/or insurance software through value-added or self-service partner web options. Cloud services based on local commitments and software You must be a partner of Licensing Solutions to sell licenses and subscriptions through MPSA. You must also be an education dealer (AER) authorized by Microsoft to sell licenses via MPSA for Academic. Partners must work with authorized Microsoft distributors to sell licenses and subscriptions through open agreements. You must also be an AER to sell licenses via Open License for Academic and Open Value Subscription for Education Solutions.