Periodically, SLA offers insightful research to help you get to the bottom of things and make sense of Microsoft Pricing, Use Rights, Programs and Licensing.. Here are some recent links we've shared with our Email subscribers and Twitter followers.
Software Licensing Advisors guide to Microsoft Licensing Concepts by Paul DeGroot:
The latest revision (October, 2012) of the eBook on Microsoft Licensing Concepts from CALs to Cores, Servers to Surface, providing a basic overview of the licensing purchase programs and structure for Microsoft's Enterprise Software Products.
Download it HERE.
While we want to be your advisor, we’re more than happy to point you to Microsoft resources as well for understanding Licensing Rules, Volume Licensing Agreements and Programs, Product Use Rights (PUR) and other valuable resource links we provide here.
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AUGUST 2012 Product Use Rights (PUR) Briefing:
The Fall revision (August, 2012) to Microsoft's Product Use Rights (PUR) document contains significant changes, particularly to Windows desktop Operating System (OS) rights.
Download it HERE.
Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Tool: an agentless Microsoft Software Inventory Collection tool. **CONTACT US BEFORE ADMINISTERING THIS TOOL**
SELECT PROGRAM GUIDE:
(Starting July 1, 2011, Microsoft will no longer sell new Select License agreements. This program has been sunsetted in favor of the SELECT PLUS Agreement)
ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT (PRIMARY)
ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT PROGRAM GUIDE
ENTERPRISE AGREEMENT TRUE-UP GUIDE
ENROLLMENT FOR APPLICATION PLATFORM (EAP) DATASHEET
ENROLLMENT FOR CORE INFRASTRUCTURE (ECI) DATASHEET
MICROSOFT ONLINE SERVICES LICENSING GUIDE
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MICROSOFT VOLUME LICENSING COMPARISON CHART - ENTERPRISE ORGANIZATIONS
LICENSING BRIEF - LICENSING MICROSOFT OFFICE PROFESIONAL PLUS FOR OFFICE 365
SERVICES PROVIDER LICENSE AGREEMENT (SPLA) PROGRAM GUIDE
INDEPENDENT SOFTWARE VENDOR (ISV) ROYALTY LICENSING PROGRAM GUIDE
SA BENEFITS COMPARISON GUIDE
2012 NEW SOFTWARE ASSURANCE BENEFITS
WINDOWS THIN-CLIENT LICENSING
MICROSOFT PRODUCT LIST
LATEST PRODUCT LISTS
CURRENT MICROSOFT PRODUCT USE RIGHTS (PUR) DOCUMENT
LIST OF MICROSOFT LARGE ACCOUNT RESELLERS (LAR)
LIST OF SOFTWARE ASSET MANAGEMENT (SAM) CERTIFIED MICROSOFT PARTNERS
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