Software Asset Management Microsoft Licensing: The Best Option for You

Software Asset Management
Microsoft Licensing: The Best Option for You
Which one is best for your organization?
There are several licensing options available from
Ways to buy a license
Why a Volume Licensing Agreement?
Benefitting from Standardization
Volume Licensing Programs
Fewer than 250 Devices
More than 250 Devices or Users
Volume Licensing Programs
Medium and Large Organizations
* As of July 2011, new Select agreements were no longer available to the Microsoft channel and customers
** Subscription option available
Note: Open Value and Open License options are also available and are designed for organizations with fewer than 250 devices
Software Assurance and Volume Licensing
Software Assurance helps customers with their
changing IT, deployment, and support needs
with 24x7 support, deployment planning
services, end-user and technical training, and
the latest Microsoft software releases, along
with unique technologies and extended use
rights to enable more flexible deployment,
device and user options.
Software Assurance Benefits Overview
New Product Versions
Spread Payments
Planning Services
Step-Up Licensing
Training Vouchers for IT Training
E-Learning for End Users
Office Home Use Program
System Center Advisor
MDOP: Desktop Management
24x7 Problem Resolution Support
24x7 Problem Resolution Support
Enterprise Source Licensing
Training Vouchers for IT Training
E-Learning for End Users
Office Home Use Program
Extended HotFix Support
Cold Back-ups for
Disaster Recovery
License Mobility
Windows Thin PC
Windows 7 Enterprise
Windows Virtual Desktop Access
MDOP: Deployment Tools
Office Multi-Language Pack
Office Roaming Use Rights
Perpetual vs. Non-Perpetual Licenses
Open License
Open Value
Open Value Subscription
Select Plus
Enterprise Agreement
Integrating cloud services within the EA
EA and Select Plus Comparison
What are Enrollments?
Enrollments help organizations license solution-focused technology suites of
Microsoft’s most popular application and infrastructure products. They can be
a very cost-effective way to purchase software and solutions to address key
organizational objectives, like building a secure and well managed data center
or helping your IT staff build, manage and maintain line-of-business
Enterprise Enrollment
Standardize on the familiar Microsoft tools you use regularly and enjoy additional pricing
advantages while reducing user management and support costs.
Enterprise CAL Suite
Core CAL Suite
Online Services
Enterprise Products
Enterprise Enrollment – “Enterprise Products”
Server CALs
Office Professional
Plus 2010
Enterprise CAL Suite
Outlook with Business Contact
Word Web App
Excel Web App
PowerPoint Web App
OneNote Web App
SharePoint Workspace
Exchange Server Enterprise
SharePoint Server Enterprise
Lync Server Enterprise
System Center Client Management Suite
Forefront Protection Suite and Forefront
Unified Access Gateway
Windows Server Active Directory Rights
Windows 7 Enterprise
Direct Access
BitLocker & BitLocker to Go
Enterprise Search
Multi-lingual Interface
VDI Enhancements
Subsystem for UNIX-based Apps
Windows w/MDOP
Application Virtualization
MS Enterprise Desktop Virtualization
Advanced Group Policy Management
Diagnostic & Recovery Toolset
BitLocker Administration and Monitoring
Asset Inventory Management
Office 365 E1,E2 and E3 Plans*
Office Professional Plus Subscription
Exchange Online
Windows OS
SharePoint Online
Lync Online
* Note a combination of Enterprise Products and Enterprise Online Services may be used to meet the Enterprise-wide
purchase requirements. See the Microsoft Product List for the most accurate listing of Enterprise Products and
Enterprise Online Services.
Windows VDA
Windows Intune
CAL Suites
Foundation for Business
Unified Communications
Enterprise Content Management
Enterprise Search
Business Intelligence
Foundation for I.T.
Desktop and Device Management
Access Management
Incident and Change Management
Data Protection and Recovery
Enterprise CAL Suite - Core Capabilities
Core CAL Suite
Core CAL delivers essential capabilities with Lync and Forefront products
IM/Presence, PC-to-PC
Voice & Video
Antivirus And
Antimalware Protection
Core CAL Customer Benefits
Essential Capabilities
for Users
Lync “lights up” Exchange,
SharePoint, and the Office client
with IM and Presence.
Forefront Endpoint Protection
(FEP) delivers antivirus
protection and device
management from a single
Improved Value
for Customers with
Software Assurance
Active Software Assurance
automatically provides rights to
new capabilities at no extra cost
until renewal.
Customers with active
SA never pay for Lync Std. CAL
Simplifies Cloud Transition
Flexibly combine on-premises
CAL Suites with Office 365 and
Windows Intune.
Cloud Services available through Volume Licensing
Choosing the Right Licensing Program for Cloud Services
The Enterprise Agreement is recommended for organizations with 250 or more devices or users
EA and EA Subscription: Comparing the Two Options
The Enterprise Agreement has two options with different benefits
Keeping Licensing Current
Programs for all customer types
* Open Charity offered in certain countries only
** Open Value Government not in all countries
Volume Licensing Resources for Customers
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