Partners must work with authorized Microsoft distributors to sell licenses and subscriptions through Open Agreements. You must also be an AER to sell licenses through Open License for Academic and Open Value Subscription for Education Solutions. We offer several contract options to help partners license Microsoft cloud services and on-premises software. Open Value Subscription for Education Solutions is a commitment-based Microsoft volume licensing agreement for academic organizations with five or more full-time positions or students who wish to earn an enterprise-wide license. Software Assurance is included. Amazon is prominently promoting the BYOL option as an important way for customers to run Microsoft software on the Amazon cloud. (Semi-related aside: This situation reminds me a lot of what happened recently between Microsoft and its distribution partners about internal usage rights. Microsoft officials said this year that the company never intended for its partners to use the software provided to them as part of their affiliate agreements to run their business. The software was intended for demonstration purposes only. But Microsoft has never enforced these policies. He announced his intention to do so next year — but later stepped down — in July.) BYOL is a way for business users to use their existing Windows Server, SQL Server, and other Microsoft enterprise software licenses in the cloud.
Microsoft BYOL rules are already different for Azure and other clouds. BYOL in non-Azure clouds is officially called License Mobility. In Azure, License Mobility is typically referred to as the Azure Hybrid Benefit. Microsoft`s next license change will be “massive” for customers using AWS and Google Cloud Dedicated Hosts to run Windows Server and Windows customers, microsoft`s Miller said. “Why? These products have never offered license mobility through Software Assurance – and still don`t offer it,” he said. Microsoft officials note that as of October 1, “on-premises licenses purchased without Software Assurance and mobility rights cannot be deployed with dedicated hosted cloud services offered by the following public cloud providers: Microsoft, Alibaba, Amazon (including VMware Cloud on AWS), and Google. They are called “listed suppliers”. Starting October 1, customers who are already running on-premises Microsoft software offerings from these listed vendors will be able to continue to deploy and use Microsoft enterprise software under their existing licenses. However, they cannot add workloads or upgrade to a new version of the product released under their existing licenses after October 1. And after October 1, people with Software Assurance will only be able to use Microsoft software for those dedicated offerings with license mobility or Azure Hybrid Benefit rights, according to Microsoft`s FAQ. Yes, it`s as complex a mess as it may seem of my weak attempt to break it all.
I find it ironic that AWS complains because these steps could hinder customers` ability to “free themselves from old-guard providers.” Many customers want and still need (more need than a wish, I think) to use Windows Server, SQL Server, office client, and server somewhere – in their data centers, in those operated by Microsoft, Amazon, and Google, or both. The Microsoft Enterprise Agreement and Microsoft Enterprise Subscription Agreement are commitment-based licensing agreements for commercial organizations that sign up with 500 or more users/devices* and government organizations with 250 or more users/devices. These agreements are best suited for organizations that want to license Microsoft software and cloud services on-premises across the enterprise over a three-year period and at the best available prices. While such agreements often lead to layoffs and/or the transfer of employees to the outsourcer, Microsoft said that “this new contract will not impact internal resources.” Microsoft Online Subscription Agreement (MOSA) is a transactional license 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 over the web. Local software and software assurance are not available through MOSA. Microsoft, which is not a newcomer to outsourcing, said the deal with Infosys “is simply a consolidation of work previously provided by multiple vendors to a single vendor, Infosys.” The statement added that “Microsoft has focused its efforts on being more efficient and saving money. That was an important area where we could do that. If a contract is required, it must be performed by Microsoft and the vendor before performing the work.
It is a comprehensive agreement. Once the supplier has signed, company-specific service descriptions (SOW) or purchase orders (POs) are required. Infosys said the deal will create a unified service management operation at Microsoft and help the software giant adopt ISO 20000 IT service management standards. “Microsoft outsources non-strategic, standard, and generic network support to ENTEX while maintaining the mission-critical capabilities that support new technologies in our network in-house,” said Chris Gibbons, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Group at Microsoft. “We develop and market great software, services and new technologies, not the day-to-day management of networks.” Peter Bendor-Samuel, CEO of Everest Group, a Dallas-based outsourcing consulting and research group, called the deal “a huge win for Infosys” that will boost the credibility of the outsourcing giant`s infrastructure offerings. Microsoft Open License, Microsoft Open Value, and Microsoft Open Value Subscription are Microsoft volume licensing agreements for organizations with 5 to 499 users/devices who wish to license on-premises Microsoft software, cloud services, or both. Open License is a transaction agreement for commercial, governmental, academic, and non-profit organizations. Software Assurance is optional. REDMOND, Washington, January 2, 1996 – Microsoft Corp. Advances its comprehensive outsourcing policy, which aims to outsource day-to-day network management tasks and PC provisioning and repair to vendors specializing in supporting enterprise IT systems. Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) is a transactional license agreement for commercial, government, and academic organizations with 250 or more users/devices.
MPSA is best suited for organizations that want to obtain on-premises licenses of Microsoft software, cloud services, or both on-demand, with no enterprise-wide commitment and with multi-year subscription options under a single, non-expiring agreement. Software Assurance is optional. Microsoft on Thursday deepened its existing partnership with Accenture by signing a seven-year, $185 million outsourcing deal for a range of financial, accounting and procurement services that could become a showcase for Microsoft`s ERP applications. “Until recently, purchases were distributed among nearly 50 resellers around the world. It`s not efficient or the best use of our resources,” said Joe Monteleone, director of PC procurement at Microsoft. “As with any large company, our outsourcing policy aims to reduce the number of administrative transactions while placing state-of-the-art PCs on desktop computers.