Microsoft`s ® policies regarding product demonstrations and training usage rights for MS partners may be a little confusing, but as always in the use of the software, it is important to understand exactly how your organization can use its software. You must be a DSP to sell licenses via Select Plus. You must also be an AER to sell licenses via Select Plus for Academic. The minimum requirement for the Enterprise Agreement and Enterprise Subscription Agreement was amended on July 1, 2016 from 250 to 500 users or devices for new commercial customers. It excludes government and SCE agreements. For more information on this change in the directive, please refer to the frequently asked questions regarding the change in the minimum guidelines for partners. Open Value across the company and open value subscription are commitment-based agreements for business and government organizations that wish to license at the enterprise level over a period of one or two years. Software Assurance is included in the delivery. Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) is a transaction licensing agreement for commercial, government and academic organizations with 250 or more users/devices. MPSA is most appropriate for organizations that wish to license Microsoft for software, cloud services or needs, without organizational-wide obligations or multi-year subscription options under a single agreement that does not expire.
Software Assurance is optional. The Microsoft ISV licensing program is available to ISVs who want a practical licensing opportunity for Microsoft products and their integration into a single solution. THE ISVs can then replicate the commercial solution and distribute a fully conceded solution to their end-users. ISV Royalty (ISVR) contracts are valid for a period of three years and payment is made monthly through a licensed distributor of the ISV Royalty Licensing Program. Another way to get demo licenses is to purchase an Action Pack subscription. For $475 per year, subscribers can obtain licenses for certain products, ”only for demonstrations, tests, internal training, evaluation or internal use purposes.” Open License is a transaction agreement for commercial, governmental, academic and not-for-profit organizations. Software Assurance is optional. Open Value Subscription for Education Solutions is a commitment-based Microsoft volume licensing agreement for academic organizations with five or more FTEs or students who wish to license a company-wide license. Software Assurance is included in the delivery. In 2018, COMPAREX has been rewarded by a very limited number of selected partners with the new Status of Azure Expert Managed Services Provider. You must be a provider of Microsoft Licensing Solutions (LSP) to sell licenses and subscriptions through Microsoft Enterprise agreements and registrations. Microsoft Silver and Gold Certified partners will receive an unlimited number of software and online service licenses, under which they will be able to install the latest version of the corresponding MS software on partner devices for customer demonstrations.
It should not be installed on devices owned by the customer and the partner should not stay with the customer. Microsoft requires that demonstration products be used under the supervision of its partner. Connect with help and options to get support for partner, presales, products, agreements, billings, services and development programs. Partners must work with authorized Microsoft distributors to sell licenses and subscriptions through open agreements. You must also be an AER to sell licenses via Open License for Academic and Open Value Subscription for Education Solutions. The use rights of the Silver and Gold partners are only used for internal staff training and cannot be used for customer training or commercial purposes.