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  1. Ways to buy a Microsoft software • Advantages • Lowlights • Product Use Rights • Instant • Every box contains the media • Some support included • Expensive • Can only use the purchased version • In order to prove ownership, owner must keep the receipt, the original media/manual and the Certificate Of Authenticity • Agreement with Microsoft • Usage rights documented in the Retail License Terms http://www.microsoft.com/about/legal/useterms/default.aspx Full Package Product 1 box = 1 license • Already installed • Often best value • OEM provides support • Cannot be transferred • Not all products available • Limited downgrade rights • In order to prove ownership, owner must keep the receipt, the original media/manual and the Certificate Of Authenticity • Agreement with OEM or System Builder • Usage rights documented in the OEM License Terms. http://www.microsoft.com/about/legal/useterms/default.aspx OEM Preinstalled on a new computer Software “lives and dies” on that machine • Agreement with Microsoft • High scalability • Spread payments • Cost options flexibility • Lower datacenter hardware cost • No ownership of the software • Data hosted by a third party Online Services Technology that is “hosted” rather then “on-premises” • Volume Licensing Service Center to manage Licenses and Software Assurance • Pricing Advantages: Predictable cost options, with volume discounts • Full range of offering: A choice of programs based on considerations such as size and types of business, payment structure, ownership of software, or standardizations preferences • Software Assurance: A host of benefits including rights to new product versions, support, training, tools and planning services to support Microsoft software and cloud services • Not available for less than 5 licenses • Agreement with Microsoft • Downgrade rights • Greater deployment options including reimaging rights, virtual and roaming use rights, cross-language use rights and additional productivity use rights • Usage rights documented in the Product Use Rights document (“PUR”) http://www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/userights/PUR.aspx Volume Licensing Purchased from resellers Variety of different agreements to suit all kinds of organizations

  2. Grants you the rights to use the software for as long as you maintain your subscription(s) Volume Licensing programs Perpetual: Once you have purchased and paid for the license, you have the rights to use the software for as long as you wish Non-Perpetual Open Open Value Non Company Wide Software Assurance included Open Value Company Wide Standardization Software Assurance included Open Value Subscription Standardization Software Assurance included 5 – 250 PCs Online Services Via MS customer portal Select Plus Enterprise Agreement Standardization Software Assurance included Various enrollments available based on needed solution: Desktop, Core Infrastructure (ECI), Application Platform (EAP) Enterprise Subscription Agreement Standardization Software Assurance included More than 250 PCs Online Services Via Enterprise Agreement NGVL • Software Assurance provides technology, services and support to manage the software lifecycle • Technology: new versions rights, Enterprise version rights, Rights to purchase Step-Up Licenses and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Home Use program • Services: Planning Services, TechNet benefits • Support: 24x7 Business Critical Support for Problem Resolution, eLearning, Training Vouchers IT Standardization help reduce management and support costs, while providing additional pricing advantages beyond typical volume pricing levels with: Company-wide program options - savings for organizations that deploy standard sets of software and services across their organizations. Enrollments - solution-focused suites of Microsoft application, system and infrastructure products. Available Product Platforms and Client Access License (CAL) Suites - groups of licenses to accommodate common IT infrastructures, with added pricing advantages. • Volume Licensing programs may differ by their • Agreement length: 2 or 3 years • Payment options: Upfront or annually • Agreement structure: SA, standardization • Initial order requirement and price level To get more details on the Microsoft Volume Licensing programs, contact your dedicated SnP Sales Specialist