Microsoft® Open License Program Guide

MICROSOFT OPEN LICEN SE PROGRAM GUIDE
Microsoft®
Open License
Program Guide
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Table of Contents
Microsoft Open License Overview ....................................................................................................................... 3
Benefits ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
Open License for Public Sector Organizations ..................................................................................................................................... 4
Government Organizations ................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Academic Organizations ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Charitable Organizations ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 4
Other Program Benefits ......................................................................................................................................... 6
Additional Volume Discount........................................................................................................................................................................ 6
Software Assurance ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Purchasing Software Assurance ........................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Opening an Open License Agreement ............................................................................................................... 8
Open License Agreement Process ............................................................................................................................................................. 8
Agreement Process.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Accessing License Information ................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Determining the Licenses You Need ........................................................................................................................................................ 9
Product Pool ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 9
Minimum Initial Purchase ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Pricing ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 9
Agreement Term Length ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Managing Your Licenses ........................................................................................................................................ 9
Making Copies ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 10
Software Languages ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
Media .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 10
Additional Resources ............................................................................................................................................ 11
Glossary .................................................................................................................................................................... 12
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Microsoft Open License Overview
Open License is a good volume licensing option if you are a corporate, academic, charitable, or government
organization that wants to pay as you go. Because you pay for licenses as you need them, you get maximum
flexibility to grow with your organization’s increasing and changing business needs.
The Open License agreement requires a minimum initial purchase of five software licenses, but you can acquire
additional licensed products through Open License in any quantity at any time during the two-year agreement
term. Microsoft® Software Assurance for Volume Licensing can be purchased at the time of the license
purchase to help you get the most out of your software investment.
Benefits
The Open License program offers many benefits, including the following:
Manage Your Licenses More Easily
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Place an order and start using Microsoft licensed products immediately through a flexible pay as you go
model, eliminating the need for forecasting.
Once an order is placed, receive a single Authorization Identification Number that you can reuse and share
with qualified affiliates used when placing future orders to ensure the two-year price level throughout the
two-year agreement.
Manage licenses easily and conveniently through online tracking tools. With the Volume Licensing Service
Center (VLSC), you can electronically manage your license orders, review purchase history, download
purchased software, obtain Volume License Keys (VLKs) to activate software, and track compliance.
Take Control of Your IT Investment
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You can upgrade licensed product organization-wide while staying within your budget.
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Pay at the time you acquire software licenses with a one-time transaction.
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License and deploy software products as you need with a flexible purchasing process.
Have More Licensing Flexibility
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Because you pay for licenses as you need them, you get maximum flexibility to grow with your
organization’s increasing and changing business needs.
You have easy access to the latest Microsoft technology through a broad worldwide reseller channel,
helping ensure that you have convenient and fast access to thousands of software titles.
You have the option to purchase Software Assurance.
If your organization requires Microsoft’s enterprise solutions, Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010,
Enterprise CAL, and Microsoft® Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) are now available.
Manage Your Software Costs More Efficiently
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Offers discounts off the retail price of software product licenses to stretch software procurement
budgets farther
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With a simple one-time transaction, you can pay for what you need when you need it, giving you flexibility
in managing your software needs
Open License for Public Sector Organizations
Government Organizations
Open License for Government is for eligible government organizations that want an easy, one-time transaction
process with special government pricing and the flexibility of acquiring licenses from a broad reseller channel.
You can review government eligibility requirements at: http://www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/userights/
DocumentSearch.aspx?Mode=3&DocumentTypeId=6.
Academic Organizations
Open License for Academic is a flexible, cost-effective way for schools or colleges of any size to acquire
software licenses, starting with as few as five licenses. It is for academic institutions that want easy, one-time
transactions and the flexibility of acquiring licenses in small quantities.
You can review academic eligibility requirements at: http://www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/userights/
DocumentSearch.aspx?Mode=3&DocumentTypeId=7.
Charitable Organizations
With the Microsoft Open License for Charities program, eligible nonprofit organizations can acquire software
licenses at reduced prices.
You can review charity eligibility requirements, as well as the list of countries where Open License for Charities
is available, at: http://www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/userights/DocumentSearch.aspx?Mode=
3&DocumentTypeId=19.
Open Programs Comparison Chart
Open License
Agreement Term
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Two-year agreement
term, with perpetual
licenses.
May open new
agreement at any time.
Open Value
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Three-year agreement
term.
After the initial term, the
customer owns perpetual
licenses and has the
option to extend Software
Assurance coverage.
Open Value Subscription
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Three-year agreement,
non-perpetual agreement
term.
One-year option for
government customers.
Customer may “buy out”
perpetual licenses when
agreement.
May make incremental
license purchase at any
time during the
agreement term.
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Open License
Initial Purchase
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Five licenses or one server
processor license.
Licenses may be added at
any time.
Open Value
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A 500-point minimum
within a specific product
pool (applications,
systems, and servers)
needed on an initial order
to be eligible for an
additional volume
discount; each license
carries a point value.
Five licenses with
Software Assurance.
Organization-Wide
option: All desktop PCs
must be standardized on
at least one platform
product.
Open Value Subscription
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Five licenses with
Software Assurance.
All desktop PCs must be
standardized on at least
one platform product.
License counts may be
added or subtracted
annually as needed.
Any number of additional
products may be included
with the desktop PC
license order.
Single
Agreement for
Multiple Entities
Yes1
Yes1
Yes1
Install Before
You Order
No
Yes
Yes4
Payment
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Customers pay for
licensed products as they
need them. Payment due
up front when order
is placed.
Open License is ordered
through authorized
distributors.
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Payment due either in
three annual payments,
or up front at the time
of order.
Open Value is ordered
through authorized
distributors.
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Subscription payments
are due in three annual
payments. Does not apply
to the one-year
government option.
Open Value is ordered
through authorized
distributors.
Spread Payments
No
Yes 3 Optional
Yes
Price Protection
No
Yes
Yes2
Software
Assurance
Optional
Included
Included
Web-based
License
Management
Yes through VLSC website
https://licensing.microsoft.
com/licensing/servicecenter
Yes through VLSC website
https://licensing.microsoft.
com/licensing/servicecenter
Yes through VLSC website
https://licensing.microsoft.
com/licensing/servicecenter
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Media Included
Open License
Open Value
Open Value Subscription
No. Default media delivery
method is the online
download via VLSC at no
extra charge.
Yes. Also for new versions.
Yes. Also for new versions.
Default media delivery
method is the online
download via VLSC at no
extra charge.
Default media delivery
method is the online
download via VLSC at no
extra charge.
Physical Media can be
requested at no
extra charge.
Physical Media can be
requested at no
extra charge.
Yes. Until three years after
the initial agreement
Yes. Until three years after
the initial agreement. Does
not apply to one-year
government option.
Physical Media can be
ordered separately for a
small fee.
Reordering
1
Yes. Until two years after the
initial agreement.
Limited to affiliates within the same defined region. For more details, refer to http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/licensing-options/open-regional.aspx
2
Price Protection is provided for subsequent payments. Open Value Organization-Wide also provides price protection for subsequent orders for OrganizationWide products. Price protection applies to list prices and not promotional prices. Open Value Subscription provides price protection for all previously ordered
products.
3
Open Value Subscription only offers annual spread payments.
4
Product is available for trial, but ordering is required at the time of production use.
Other Program Benefits
Additional Volume Discount
If you are a small- or medium-sized organization that wants to boost your up-front purchase to receive greater
savings for your organization, an additional price discount is available for large up-front purchases of 500
points in any product pool. This volume discount option uses product pools and points to establish the entry
minimum for discount price levels. You also receive an authorization number the first time you place an order
and can use it when placing future orders under a two-year price level.
The volume discount option incorporates product pools and points to determine eligibility. Licensed products
are grouped into three separate product pools; applications pool, systems pool, and server pool. Product pools
group similar Microsoft licensed products to achieve greater volume pricing discounts. The applications pool
includes products such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio®, and the Microsoft Visual
Studio® 2010 development system. The systems pool contains Windows operating system upgrades such as
Windows 7 Professional Upgrade. Examples of products offered within the server pool include the Windows
SQL Server® Standard Edition and Microsoft Exchange Server.
Each licensed product carries a point value. For example, the Office Professional Edition is worth four (4) points
with Software Assurance and Windows Server 2008 is worth twenty (20) points with Software Assurance. The
Software Assurance component of License & Software Assurance is worth one half the total point value of its
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accompanying license annually. For example, if Microsoft Office is worth two points, Software Assurance is
worth one point for each year it is maintained during the term of the Open License Agreement.
If you are purchasing larger volumes of Microsoft software licenses, the additional price discount with product
pools and points may be the best Open License solution for you. If you choose the additional price discount
option, you should determine the software product mix and license quantity you plan to purchase to determine
the applicable product pool and price level. If your purchases within a single product pool total more than 500
points, you should initiate an order with the additional price discount option.
Reorders are for a minimum of one point and must be made within the same product pool as the original
Open License Agreement.
Software Assurance
Microsoft Software Assurance for Volume Licensing helps boost productivity across your organization by
enabling you to get the most out of your Microsoft software with 24x7 support, deployment planning services,
end-user and technical training, and the latest software releases and unique technologies, all in one
cost-effective program. Open License benefits under Software Assurance include:
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The Software Assurance New Product Versions benefit provides new software version releases so you have
access to the latest technology.
Windows 7 Enterprise Upgrade is the premium edition of Windows 7 Professional for businesses and is
available exclusively to Microsoft Software Assurance customers. It helps global organizations and
businesses that have complex IT infrastructures lower IT costs, reduce risk, and stay connected.
The Home Use Program provides employees with the latest version of Microsoft Office for their home
computer, via low-cost download.
24x7 Problem Resolution Support provides around-the-clock phone and Web incident support for
Microsoft server and desktop products.
The Microsoft Software Assurance Cold Backups for Disaster Recovery benefit provides licensing for servers
used as offline (“cold”) backups for disaster recovery purposes.
TechNet Subscription through Software Assurance gives IT staff access to experts, technical information,
plus beta and final versions of products for testing and evaluation.
The Extended Hotfix Support benefit provides specific product fixes on a per customer incident basis,
beyond the standard product support terms and releases.
For more details, see the Software Assurance Benefits Guide at http://www.microsoft.com/softwareassurance.
Purchasing Software Assurance
Open License customers may purchase Software Assurance at any time during their agreement term. However,
Software Assurance coverage runs only for the remaining balance of the term of the Open License authorization
number. You must always pay for Software Assurance in two-year increments, regardless of when you
purchased it. In cases where time has passed after the initiation of an Open License, it may be advantageous for
you to open a new Open License to receive the most value from your Software Assurance purchase.
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A period of up to 90 days is allowed from the purchase of a full-packaged product (FPP) license in retail or from
the purchase of a license from an OEM manufacturer to enroll that product in Software Assurance.
Additionally, Microsoft Office 2010 suite licenses that you purchase through an OEM may be enrolled in
Software Assurance within 90 days of the license purchase date. All other application product licenses
purchased in retail or from an OEM may not be enrolled in Software Assurance.
Opening an Open License Agreement
Authorized resellers worldwide offer Open License and can help you evaluate your needs and select the right
Microsoft licensed products for your organization.
Open License Agreement Process
You can review the Open License terms and conditions and pricing and payment terms with the reseller during
the sales process. After an Open License Agreement is initiated, Microsoft validates and processes your order,
creating a unique authorization number that authenticates an initial license order. Please see the Product List at
http://www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/ for minimum license requirements to start an
Open License Agreement.
Agreement Process
Your reseller counsels you and processes your Open License Agreement:
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Your reseller coordinates with you and collects information on the agreement requirements, such as
agreement options, affiliate information, and languages required.
Your reseller either provides the information directly to Microsoft or works with a Microsoft distributor to
complete the process.
Once Microsoft processes the order from authorized partner, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on
to access the VLSC website at https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/servicecenter.
When you first log on to the VLSC, you will be asked to sign the online version of the agreement before
accessing the product download and other functionalities of the website.
Accessing License Information
When Microsoft processes an Open License order, it creates the authorization number and license number and
posts them to VLSC within 24 hours reflecting the updated license status. Once you have placed an order,
access to the following information will be available:
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Authorization number
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License number
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Name and address of purchaser
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Date of initial order
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Expiration of authorization number (Software Assurance expiration date)
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Products and quantity ordered
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Microsoft electronically delivers Open Licenses through the VLSC, where you can view information about the
Open License online. You need a Windows Live ID, an Open License authorization number, and a license
number corresponding to that authorization number to access this website.
Determining the Licenses You Need
A software product license can be broken into five main elements: product pool, product, version, edition, and
product type.
Product Pool
Microsoft software programs fall under one of the following three product pools:
1.
Applications: Examples of Microsoft applications include Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Visio, and
Microsoft Project. Developer tools and utilities, such as Visual Studio 2010 are also part of the Microsoft
applications pool.
2.
Systems: An example of Microsoft desktop PC operating system software programs is Windows 7
Professional Upgrade.
3.
Servers: Examples of Microsoft server software programs are Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft
SQL Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server® 2008.
Minimum Initial Purchase
The minimum purchase level for Open License is five licenses, with Software Assurance as an option. Renewing
customers may open an Open License Agreement for five licenses. Reordering is allowed until two years after
the date the authorization number was created.
Software Assurance is available to be added for eligible OEM and full-packaged product (FPP) licenses. To
qualify for an additional price discount, you need an order size of 500 points in any given pool. For information
of product point value, please refer to the Product List.
Pricing
Two price levels are available in Open License programs for commercial customers. Customers need to
purchase at least five licenses to qualify for the entry-level price. Microsoft offers an additional price point for
organizations that purchase 500 points or more in a single product pool in their initial order.
Agreement Term Length
Open License Agreements have a two-year agreement term. At the end of your two-year agreement, you must
sign another Open License agreement to renew Software Assurance coverage. A new Open License Agreement
is opened automatically if your order does not reference an existing authorization number.
Managing Your Licenses
Managing software licenses is made easy through the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC). The VLSC is an
online resource that helps you electronically manage your license orders, purchase history, track compliance,
and receive order confirmation, giving you the flexibility to manage licenses more effectively. VLSC offers
benefits that include:
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Online access to license agreement and Product Use Rights (PUR)
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Easy access to transaction history, including acquisitions, reorders, and returns.
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Access to Volume License Product Keys to install your software products.
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Online updates of license contact information.
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Reduced administrative costs for manually tracking license certificates and software compliance.
Making Copies
Following the initiation of the Open License, the exact number of copies of product licensed through the
Open License program may be run. Use legally acquired media kits to install licensed software across multiple
workstations or servers, which may reduce the volume of media per desktop PC maintained as a result of retail
software license purchases.
Software Languages
Open License includes the All Language stock-keeping unit (SKU). One exception is in the Europe, Middle East,
and Africa (EMEA) regions, which includes the ability to choose the Romanian and Bulgarian Languages (RAB)
SKU instead of the All Languages SKU.
Language versions through Open License depend on the languages available in the particular licensed product.
You have the flexibility to select the local language for your affiliates, which can be included under a single
agreement within your territory.
With cross-language use rights, you can use any language versions of licensed software as long as the language
versions in use are priced the same as or less than the original version.
Media
Media is available for download free of charge from the VLSC. If physical media is needed, you can obtain it for
a fee from Microsoft Worldwide Fulfillment. Physical media is also available for purchase by resellers in
some regions.
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Additional Resources
Microsoft offers a variety of information about the Open License program and other Volume Licensing
programs on the Microsoft Volume Licensing website at http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/.
For details about Open License:
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/programs/open/
For additional information on Open Value and Open Value Subscriptions:
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/programs/open/openvalue.mspx
To learn more about Software Assurance:
http://www.microsoft.com/softwareassurance
Volume Licensing for government organizations:
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/programs/gov/default.mspx
Volume Licensing for Academic organizations:
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/programs/education/default.mspx
Volume Licensing for Charitable organizations:
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/programs/open/opencharity.mspx
To determine the right Volume Licensing program for your organization, try the Microsoft License Advisor tool at
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/mplahome.mspx.
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Glossary
Affiliate
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Commercial Affiliate
Any legal entity that a party owns, that owns a party, or that is under common ownership. “Ownership”
means control of more than a 50% interest in an entity.
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Academic Affiliate
[Academic non-U.S.] means (a) with regard to you, any eligible education customer that you own and/or
control, that owns you and/or controls you, or that is under common ownership and/or control with you,
and (b) with regard to Microsoft, any legal entity that we own, that owns Microsoft, or that is under
common ownership with Microsoft; “ownership” means, for purposes of this definition, more than
50% ownership.
[Academic U.S.] means (a) with regard to Institution, (i) for a non-public entity, any qualified educational user
identified at http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/contracts that Institution owns and/or controls, that owns
and/or controls Institution, or that is under common ownership and/or control; “ownership” means, for
purposes of the definition, more than 50% ownership, and (ii) for a state or local government entity, any
other qualified educational user that is an agency, department, office, bureau, division, or other entity of the
state or local government, and any other qualified educational user expressly authorized by the laws of the
state to purchase under state education contracts; provided that the state and its affiliates shall not, for
purposes of this definition, be considered to be affiliates of the federal government and its affiliates; and
with regard to Microsoft, any legal entity that Microsoft owns, that owns Microsoft, or that is under common
ownership with Microsoft.
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Charity Affiliate
“Affiliate” means (1) with regard to Customer, any legal entity that Customer owns, which owns Customer,
or which is under common ownership with Customer, and (2) with regard to Microsoft, any legal entity that
Microsoft owns, which owns Microsoft, or which is under common ownership with Microsoft. (“ownership”
means, for purposes of the definition, more than 50% ownership).
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Government Affiliate
An Eligible Entity, as defined at http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/contracts, that is located in the defined
region where the customer is located.
Agreement number
A CAL license authorizes a user to access Microsoft server products and perform certain functions such as file
and print sharing or access services such as e-mail. In general, a single CAL is required for each user or device
accessing a server, depending on how the server has been licensed and configured.
Client Access License (CAL)
A license that authorizes a user to access Microsoft server products and perform certain functions such as file
and print sharing or access services such as e-mail. In general, a single CAL is required for each user or device
accessing a server, depending on how the server has been licensed and configured.
Client Access Licenses (CAL) Suite
The Microsoft CAL Suites, only available through Microsoft Volume Licensing, offer a convenient way to license
basic server components across desktop PCs. Choose from the Microsoft Core Client Access Licenses (CALs)
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Suite for the Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010,
Configuration Management License for Microsoft Systems Management Server, Windows Small Business CAL
Suite, and Enterprise Business Server CAL Suite.
Customer
The organization or entity signing an Open Program Agreement, either Open Value or Open License.
eAgreements
eAgreements is an online tool that automates the electronic creation, assembly, signature, and execution of
Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements. eAgreements is not available for Open License creation; it’s used to
create Open Value and Open Value Subscription Agreements.
Effective date
The Effective date is the licensing agreement start date. Typically this is the date the contracting Microsoft
Affiliate accepts the agreement for Open Value and the Authorization number issue date for Open License.
Estimated Retail Price (ERP)
ERP is a common term for the suggested, estimated price a manufacturer puts on its products for sale in a
retail business.
Full Packaged Product (FPP)
FPPs are physical, shrink-wrapped boxes, with one license per box, offered by software retailers. FPP is for those
who are looking to acquire a small number of software licenses quickly. When upgrading to a new computer,
you may transfer FPP licenses to new hardware no more than one time.
License
A license is any one of those offerings identified in the Microsoft Product List (including standard licenses and
upgrades for desktop PC operating systems) that provide the right to run a specific version of the software
product ordered.
License and Software Assurance
Licenses and Software Assurance combines a license and Software Assurance within a single offering.
Media
Media can be web-based downloads of Microsoft Volume Licensing Products from Microsoft’s Volume License
Services Center, materials such as a floppy disk, CD-ROM, or DVD for a licensed software product, and may also
include printed materials such as a user’s guide or product manual.
Microsoft Software License Terms
Each Microsoft licensed product includes Microsoft Software License Terms, formerly known as the End-User
License Agreement (EULA). The Microsoft Software License Terms cover your use of the licensed product as
governed by the terms of your agreement and the Product Use Rights (PUR) specific to such products.
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Non Organization-Wide option
An Open Value option that allows you to pay annually for licenses and upgrade rights on some of your
organization’s desktop PCs or servers.
Organization-Wide option
The Organization-Wide option provides additional savings within Open Value for organizations that want to
acquire Microsoft product licenses for all of the desktop PCs in their organization. The minimum desktop PC
requirement is five desktop PCs.
Original equipment manufacturer (OEM)
OEM software licenses are acquired when you buy a computer with software legally preinstalled. If you have
ever purchased a computer from the store with Windows or Microsoft Office installed, you have acquired a
license for OEM or System Builder software. OEM licenses may be used only on the computer that the software
was preinstalled on.
Open License
A Microsoft Volume Licensing program for small and midsize organizations that provides discounts over the
estimated retail price based on the size of the initial order. The minimum initial order is five licenses.
Open Value
A Microsoft Volume Licensing program for small and midsize organizations that want the advantages of the
latest software and other Software Assurance benefits, and the ability to spread out payments annually. The
minimum initial order is five licenses.
Platform Option
Open Value Organization-Wide customers may add the single platform option. The single platform option
allows customers to customize the desktop PC as they choose components from an operating system,
Microsoft Office, and CAL product pools, plus additional software products selected in the agreement.
Product
Any product Microsoft makes available for license for a fee, including online services and other
Web-based services.
Product List
The statement published by Microsoft from time to time that identifies the products that are or may be made
available under a Volume Licensing program and any product-specific conditions or limitations on the
acquisition of licenses for the product.
Product Use Rights (PUR)
Use of any product that is licensed by Microsoft is governed by Product Use Rights specific to each product
and version.
Qualified desktop PC
Any personal desktop computer, portable computer, workstation, or similar device that is used by or for the
benefit of a Customer or any Affiliate included in its Enterprise and that meets the minimum requirements for
running any of the Enterprise Products. Qualified Desktops do not include: (1) any computer that is designated
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as a server and not used as a personal computer, (2) Industry Device, or (3) any device running an embedded
operating system (e.g. Windows Vista for embedded, Windows XP embedded) that does not access a virtual
desktop infrastructure.
Region
The area in which the customer is located. If the customer is located in the European Union (EU) or European
Free Trade Association (EFTA), the territory is the entire EU/EFTA. A current list of territories can be found at
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/licensing-options/open-regional.aspx.
Reseller
An entity authorized by Microsoft to resell Microsoft product licenses to customers.
Software Assurance
Microsoft’s enhanced maintenance program that provides for any underlying licensed product for which it is
ordered, the right to upgrade to, and run in place of the underlying licensed product, the latest version of that
product that Microsoft makes available during the covered period.
Subscription option
An Open Value option that allows customers to subscribe through annual payments to licenses for the use of
Microsoft licensed products, with the ability to make a final buyout payment to own the licenses.
Territory
Territory refers to the country in which the customer is located. If the customer is located in the European
Union (EU) or European Free Trade Associate (EFTA), the territory is the entire EU/EFTA. A current list of
territories can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/licensing-options/open-regional.aspx.
Volume Licensing Service Center
The single location for Microsoft Volume Licensing customers to view Licensing information, download
Microsoft software and manage Volume Licensing benefits and subscriptions from one convenient, online
location: https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/servicecenter.
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