What is SPLA?

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    What is the difference between SPLA and other Microsoft Volume Licensing programs?

     

    Microsoft Volume Licensing programs offer several licensing options for customers to acquire Microsoft software licenses for internal use. Hosting providers who want to offer software services to their customers and who will include software licenses as part of their service offering should use SPLA. Microsoft SPLA is the only Microsoft Volume Licensing program that allows Microsoft products to be used for commercial hosting.


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    Are there any prerequisites for SPLA?

     

    To be eligible for Services Provider License Agreement, you should be enrolled in the Microsoft Partner Network.


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    How does pricing work for SPLA?

     

    Prices for Services Provider License Agreement are monthly reoccurring costs. Microsoft can only increase license prices once a year in January, or at any time to offset exchange rate fluctuations for prices other than US dollars, but can decrease pricing at any time.


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    Are there any upfront fees required to sign SPLA?

     

    No, there are no upfront program fees associated with signing Services Provider License Agreement SPLA. However, under the current version of SPLA, after 6 months there is a minimum of $100 usage per month to remain in the program.


Why HPE SLMS?

Is your organization providing or planning to provide software as a service? HPE SLMS is a dedicated MS SPLA reseller with a team of highly specialized and motivated individuals. We can help you understand the various licensing programs available to service providers. We take the guessing game out of licensing and free up your time so you can focus on what’s important….growing your business.

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    Experience and expertise

     
    • HPE SLMS has been an authorized MS SPLA reseller since 2003
    • HPE SLMS is a one-stop shop for all the software you require for your hosting environment: Microsoft, VMware, Citrix…
    • HPE SLMS’s dedicated hosting team helps you get the most from your SPLA

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    Support

     
    • HPE SLMS provides direct access to local language Customer Care desks via freephone and email
    • HPE SLMS’s Service Review Team offers licensing reviews tailored to your own environment, with a focus on cost savings and business growth
    • HPE SLMS’s online ordering system makes reporting easier. Check out our reporting guide

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    Communications

     
    • Monthly service provider-specific newsletters update you on any changes
    • Reporting reminders assist you to stay on schedule and compliant
    • Regular webcasts inform you about licensing and products

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    Global capabilities

     
    • An in-country sales agent will manage your account
    • Operational excellence enables multi-currency billing
    • As a cross-regional SPLA reseller, HPE SLMS has access to the best value price lists

Need help tracking your SPLA usage?

HPE SLMS is an authorized reseller of activAeon, a unique licensing reporting solution that gives our service providers an efficient cost effective alternative to manually gathering data, interpreting complex licensing rules and satisfying contractual reporting deadlines.

Contact our team to learn more.

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What is Shared Computer Activation (SCA) for Office 365 ProPlus, Project for Office 365, and Visio Pro for Office 365?

Shared Computer Activation (SCA) is a product activation mode that allows multiple Office 365 ProPlus, Project for Office 365, and Visio Pro for Office 365 users to share the same hardware. Office 365 is licensed per user, so SCA helps ensure that users accessing Office 365 ProPlus, Project for Office 365, and Visio Pro for Office 365 are licensed appropriately. With this mode, Office 365 ProPlus, Project for Office 365, and Visio Pro for Office 365 natively support RDS scenarios and it is no longer necessary to install MSI software as a workaround. SCA can be enabled in the following deployment scenarios:

  • Customer dedicated self-hosted (on-premise)
  • Windows Azure environment
  • Dedicated third-party hosted

Multi-tenant third-party hosted scenarios are now permitted for shared computer activation (SCA) through qualified cloud partners that meet certain criteria.


What Office versions support Shared Computer Activation?

Shared Computer Activation mode works with Office 365 ProPlus, Project for Office 365, and Visio Pro for Office 365. All Office 365 plans that include Office 365 ProPlus, Project for Office 365, or Visio Pro for Office 365 are able to use Shared Computer Activation.


Benefits of Shared Computer Activation for Office 365 ProPlus, Project for Office 365, and Visio Pro for Office 365

Shared Computer Activation mode works with Office 365 ProPlus, Project for Office 365, and Visio Pro for Office 365. All Office 365 plans that include Office 365 ProPlus, Project for Office 365, or Visio Pro for Office 365 are able to use Shared Computer Activation.


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Shared Computer Activation mode works with Office 365 ProPlus, Project for Office 365, and Visio Pro for Office 365. All Office 365 plans that include Office 365 ProPlus, Project for Office 365, or Visio Pro for Office 365 are able to use Shared Computer Activation.

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