Beginning on July 1, 2016, Microsoft is making a strategic change to the Enterprise Agreement (EA) program that will raise the minimum commitment for commercial customers signing new Enterprise Enrollments and Enterprise Subscription Enrollments from 250 to 500 users/devices as part of a July Agreement Refresh.
Existing customers approaching renewal with fewer than 500 users/devices will be able to extend their current enrollments for 36 months, in keeping with current program rules.
As Microsoft strives to make it easier to identify the best solution for individual customer needs, two alternative licensing programs are available:
- Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA): Offers customers a fast, flexible way to license software and online services through one simplified agreement. With MPSA, organizations can create a purchasing structure that meets their organizational needs while simultaneously optimizing pricing through point consolidation.
- Cloud Solution Provider (CSP): Offers a solution for customers who are fully committed to online services and who are looking to outsource service management. With CSP, partners own the end-to-end customer lifecycle with direct provisioning, billing and support. For online services-only, customers and can sell their own IP along with Microsoft.
As a Microsoft-designated Licensing Solutions Provider (LSP), Enterprise Software Advisor, Authorized Government Reseller, Academic Reseller, and SPLA Reseller, HPE provides a global sales channel for Microsoft’s Volume Licensing Programs and Full Package Products. Check out our Microsoft licensing comparison chart and contact us for all your Microsoft licensing needs.