Software assurance is a comprehensive volume licensing program that includes a unique set of technologies, services, and rights to help you deploy, manage. He has been with microsoft for 15 years and has worked in multiple roles in licensing and engineering. Access to valuable benefits such as training, deployment planning, software upgrades, and product support can. Use license advisor to research microsoft volume licensing products, programs and pricing. The disaster recovery software assurance benefit applies to microsoft server products protected with azure site recovery. Software assurance benefits the enterprise agreement includes software assurance, microsofts enhanced maintenance program that helps you get the most out of your software investments. Select the product and problem for which you need support. Microsofts new unified support plan may result in price. When a new version of microsoft office is released during the term of your agreement, your licenses are automatically upgraded to the new version. From sa usls recognize your investment in microsoft solutions and are offered at a discounted price. Microsoft software assurance has always been a gamble. Go to microsoft software assurance support page and click on submit request.
Coverage term prorated between 2536 months to align with the 3rd agreement anniversary option to add software assurance membership price levels mpsa discount levels level a 5003,999 points level b 4,0009,999 points level c 10,00024,999 points level d 25,000 or more points. Microsoft software assurance sa for volume licensing programs is a comprehensive offering that helps you to extend the value of your software investment. It is a 3 year agreement that automatically contains software assurance sa or maintenance on all products for the three year term. The sa support offering is governed by microsofts current software assurance terms and conditions. Microsoft volume licensing reference guide microsoft download. Customers with existing select plus or enterprise agreements can benefit from the same price levels under mpsa by linking the pools from their existing. Other programs, including open value, open license and select. Additional software products are available as needed. Software assurance training benefit product catalog. The software assurance benefits calculator is an online tool to calculate estimated software assurance benefits that customers may be entitled to. Q2 2020 msft premierunified support research analysts. How to stop overpaying for microsoft licensing network world. Microsoft sql server enterprise edition software assurance.
See the volume licensing web site for software products available through microsoft volume licensing programs. Actual regional pricing and program discounts may apply. Additionally, the software advisor is trained on microsofts software assurance sa benefits and is incented to ensure that customers are consuming software assurance benefits. Gregor kneitz is a senior product manager in microsoft licensing and pricing owning software assurance as a program.
Our microsoft certified professionals, backed by microsoft product and contract experts, dedicated licensing executives, software assurance benefits administrators, it asset management specialists and service professionals all lend a helping hand through best practices such as. Microsoft software assurance support incident submission. Beginning february 1, 2020, azure content will no longer be included in the software assurance training benefit program and will no longer be found in this product catalog. Customers can also download software from microsoft volume license services. Microsoft volume licensing enterprise agreement program guide. It combines the latest software with 24 hour a day phone support, partner services, and the latest it. Scott braden has helped more than 600 companies negotiate microsoft volume license deals. Microsoft sql server enterprise edition is the complete database and analysis offering that rapidly delivers the next generation of scalable ecommerce, lineofbusiness and data warehousing solutions. Software assurance coverage runs to the end of the agreement term. Volume licensing guide enrollment for education solutions ees.
Software assurance benefits are available throughout the software management life cycle, so you can access them when you need them. Software assurance spans microsofts range of software products and services, including the windows operating system, microsoft office, exchange, sql server. The core premise behind sa is to give users the ability to spread payments over several years, while offering free upgrades to newer versions during that time period. You do not need an entry minimum to begin purchasing through the mpsa. Select plus helps you maximize your return on investment roi by giving you a full 36 months of coverage when you acquire software assurance, regardless of the timing of your purchase. Software assurance spans microsofts range of software products and services, including the windows operating system, microsoft office, exchange, sql server, and many others. Volume licensing guide enrollment for education solutions. For midsize to large organizations that have mixed software requirements, select license allows you to acquire the latest microsoft technology on a pay as you go basis with price levels established for each pool of products applications, systems, or servers based on a threeyear forecast. If you are a partner who has previously requested payment for sa training vouchers, you can see your. Most users will only see windows 10 home and pro for desktop pcs and tablets. Assigning tangible value to a theoretical payoffthe commonly accepted definition of software assurance is a level of confidence that software is free from vulnerabilities, either intentionally designed into the software or accidentally inserted at anytime during its life cycle and that the software functions in the intended manner cnss 2006. Mpsa works best for organizations that want to license microsoft onpremises software, cloud services, or both as neededwith no organizationwide commitment under a single, nonexpiring. Software training for volume licensing customers microsoft docs. The value and benefit gained under microsoft volume licensing programs and through use of microsoft software and services may vary by customer.
Customers should refer to their agreements for a full understanding of their rights and obligations under microsoft s volume licensing programs. Microsoft volume licensing product licensing search. Microsoft volume licensing enterprise agreement program. Appendix b software assurance microsoft volume licensing. For more information, see the microsoft product list and product use rights. Microsoft open programs licensing guide microsoft volume licensing 4 software assurance microsoft software assurance for volume licensing helps boost productivity across your organization by enabling you to get the most out of your microsoft software with 24x7 support, deployment planning services, enduser and technical training, and the latest. Software assurance is included as part of the enterprise license. Currently gregor is focused on the design of the next generation of sa offerings for volume licensing. Savings exclude software assurance costs, which may vary based on volume licensing agreement.
An integrated transactional purchasing for on premises software and online services. With software assurance, you get access to the latest software updates during the agreement term and other important resources and tools to help your organization deploy, manage, and migrate. But sometimes even ea customers need to make purchases outside of the ea. In these instances, pricing levels are determined as follows.
Software assurance by benefit microsoft volume licensing. Microsoft volume licensing microsoft software assurance. Microsoft collects money in advance for future upgrades during a volumelicensing agreement and then keeps the money if it doesnt deliver. With hup, your faculty and staff members can get the microsoft office system. To view software licenses through a different microsoft volume licensing agreement, use the microsoft volume licensing service center vlsc. This change was made in the 2015 product use rights pur. Volume licensing programs comparison chart open value for government not available in the united kingdom, united states, canada, and denmark. In anticipation of our upcoming microsoft licensing seminar in new york on 21st october 2015, our analyst david foxen interviewed steven kelley director of software licensing advisors and one of the expert speakers at our new york event his session software assurance placing bets on microsofts future will delve into why he thinks microsoft software. Why microsoft software assurance customers never win. The microsoft products and services agreement mpsa is a transactional licensing agreement for commercial, government, and academic organizations with 250 or more usersdevices.
Onpremises can be used to describe either an end customer or service provider environment, as long as it is for their own use and not resold. Software assurance benefits help you take full advantage of your investments in it. Your software assurance benefits are determined by your volume licensing agreement, such as the enterprise agreement, microsoft products and services agreement mpsa, or open value agreement, and the qualifying license purchases you have with software assurance. Most customers embrace the notion of the ea program and receive discounted pricing to reflect the enterprisewide commitment being made. Microsoft volume licensing enterprise agreement program guide 4 the enterprise agreement gives you the flexibility to choose among onpremises software and cloud services to best suit your users needs, and helps you optimize your technology spend as business priorities change. Effective july 1, 2016, in markets where the mpsa is available, microsoft no longer accepts new orders and software assurance renewals through existing commercial select plus agreements at the customers next agreement anniversary date. These will mean some actual price increases for a range of customers, primarily those in the midmarket space, and give a good indication of microsofts future plans. It primarily targets large organizations which have 500 or more personal computers. A costeffective program that grants access to specific software assurance elearning and instructorled training through your existing software assurance coverage. Microsofts overhaul of its premier support organization the services unit that provides business customers with help, planning and education. Microsoft unified support bringing increased costs for. Eligibility for software assurance benefits varies by offering and region and is subject to change. Pricing azure sql database single database microsoft azure. However, to maintain purchasing eligibility at level a, you must purchase a minimum of 500 points or cloud services for at least 250 users within each active product pool by the compliance anniversary date.
Customer should refer to the terms and conditions of their commercial licensing agreement for a full understanding of their rights and obligations under microsoft commercial licensing programs. The main objective of software assurance is to ensure that the processes, procedures, and products used to. They are responsible for preparing the standard agreements, providing the signature page to the client, and ensuring that trueup reports are submitted on a timely basis. Software assurance, and license and software assurance is assigned specific point values to determine price levels. Learn more about azure hybrid benefit for sql server. Windows 10 enterprise for volume license customers with active software assurance running windows 788. Software assurance swa is defined as the level of confidence that software is free from vulnerabilities, either intentionally designed into the software or accidentally inserted at any time during its lifecycle, and that the software functions in the intended manner. Dec 16, 2016 they are responsible for preparing the standard agreements, providing the signature page to the client, and ensuring that trueup reports are submitted on a timely basis. Microsoft has not revealed all the details about pricing for windows 10 yet, but it was announced earlier.
Microsoft products and services agreements mpsa transactional. Type your software assurance access id and email address you use to access the vlsc and click continue. Acquire the latest microsoft technology on a payasyougo basis, with price levels established for each pool of products applications, systems, or servers based on a threeyear forecast. In contrast, the ea program requires you to purchase both licenses and software assurance. At the most basic level, the microsoft commercial licensing agreement models. Since august 1, 2018 microsoft premier support customers have seen a significant and steady decline in both the quality and time to resolution when microsoft announced their transition from microsoft premier to the unified model. If you just need the price for a single product, start a quick quote. Software assurance benefits microsoft volume licensing. Microsoft software assurance is a gamble on whether potential upgrades will be worth the expense.
Choose from microsoft cloud services, onpremises software, or a mix of both. Conversion of software assurance 24x7 problem resolution support incidents to premier support services. There are three pricing bands for an ea with each level change providing around a 7% price break. After your licenses and cloud services are fully covered by an mpsa, all of your purchases through the mpsa will be viewable in a single tool.
Software assurance is optional and cloud services are not available. Models for assessing the cost and value of software assurance. Pricing overviewhow azure pricing works microsoft azure. A comprehensive program that includes a unique set of technologies, services, and rights to help deploy, manage, and use microsoft products efficiently, software assurance helps keep your business up to date and ready to respond quickly to change and opportunity. Volume licensing programs comparison chart microsoft. Microsoft volume licensing microsoft products and services. Customers should refer to their agreements for a full understanding of their rights and obligations under microsofts volume licensing programs. Software assurance by product microsoft volume licensing. Software assurance for volume licensing includes a range of benefits that span microsoft software and services. You can view your software licenses and cloud services through an mpsa from the microsoft business center. From sa usls also offer cloudrelevant software assurance benefits, such as deployment planning services, home use program, online end user training courses, and additional support incidents. Microsoft software assurance benefits for office can help your organization accelerate deployment and improve enduser productivity.
Automatically access the latest software and technologies with software assurance. Software assurance software assurance is a comprehensive maintenance offering that offers a broad range of benefits to help you get the most out of your software license purchases. Actual savings may vary based on region, instance size, and performance tier. Updates are provided throughout the agreement term. Otherwise, select the full quote or guided quote option.
The minimum quantity was increased from 250 to 500 on 1 july 2016, but it remains at 250 for public sector customers. Dec 12, 2017 unified support costs are tied to an organizations software assurance payments, as well. Existing microsoft price tiers a d for select and select plus also apply to mpsa for commercial customers. See below for instructions as to how you can find daily satv pay rates. Level d pricing is available to entities that meet the threshold for the discount. For more information, see the microsoft product list and product use rights available on the microsoft volume licensing web site. Unified support costs are tied to an organizations software assurance payments, as well. On the create an incident select a payment option page, select use my software assurance agreement. Software assurance typically is thought of as an annual cost guaranteeing software upgrades to the next. Microsoft software assurance is a comprehensive maintenance offering that helps you deploy, manage, and migrate software. Compute is provisioned in virtual cores vcores with an option to choose between compute generations. Easa enterprise agreementsoftware assurance is a volume licensing package offered by microsoft.
Learn about microsoft software assurance tools and resources that can help your company deploy, manage, and maximize your volume licensing purchases. Are for office onpremises software customers who want to transition to the cloud. Desktop platform products and suites are offered at tiered pricing levels, depending on the number of fte employees in your defined organization. Our microsoft certified professionals, backed by microsoft product and contract experts, dedicated licensing executives, software assurance benefits administrators, it asset management specialists and service professionals all lend a. Mar 19, 2019 the sa support offering is governed by microsoft s current software assurance terms and conditions.
Software assurance ability to add software assurance. As of february 1, 2020 many businesses will no longer qualify for microsoft software assurance benefits. Software assurance training voucher pricing at this time, software assurance training voucher satv pay rates are not available on this page. Dec 11, 2017 microsoft s overhaul of its premier support organization the services unit that provides business customers with help, planning and education is known as microsoft unified support and. Depending on which agreement your organization has. The microsoft enterprise agreement offers the best value to organizations with 500 or more users or devices that want a manageable volume licensing program that gives them the flexibility to buy cloud services and software licenses under one agreement. Get a full quote that you can share with colleagues or your reseller. Microsoft software assurance sa is a microsoft maintenance program aimed at business users who use microsoft windows, microsoft office, and other server and desktop applications. Microsoft volume licensing microsoft products and services agreement licensing manual march 2016. A customizable microsoft software purchase program that grants discounted access to microsoft training and certification solutions.1044 871 30 1555 402 745 861 1531 908 339 594 307 447 339 1304 221 1014 1202 361 1524 984 781 748 92 1544 138 1000 880 1274 1185 539 844 519 748 1199 1073 695 672 400 529 948 988 1493 507 1087 252 1186 732 741 513