Microsoft Online Services Licensing Guide

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Microsoft Online Services Licensing Guide
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 1
What are Microsoft Online Services? ........................................................................................................................................... 1
Acronyms and Terminology used through this document ........................................................................................... 2
Online Services Licensed and Sold ................................................................................................................................................ 2
Volume Licensing Programs ..................................................................................................................................................... 3
Online Services Portfolio ................................................................................................................................................................... 3
Program Business Policies ................................................................................................................................................................ 4
Microsoft Online Subscription Program (MOSP) .............................................................................................................. 4
Terms and Conditions.................................................................................................................................................................. 5
Enterprise Agreement .................................................................................................................................................................. 7
Terms and Conditions.................................................................................................................................................................. 7
Campus and School Agreement .............................................................................................................................................. 9
Terms and Conditions.................................................................................................................................................................. 9
Windows Azure Platform .......................................................................................................................................................... 11
Terms and Conditions................................................................................................................................................................ 11
Activating Online Services through Volume Licensing ....................................................................................................... 13
Through Microsoft Online Subscription Program .......................................................................................................... 13
Through an Enterprise Agreement (EA) or Campus and School Agreement (CASA) ....................................... 13
Public Sector .................................................................................................................................................................................. 14
Appendix A – License Types and Online Services Categories .......................................................................................... 15
Appendix B – Resources .................................................................................................................................................................. 16
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Introduction
Welcome to the Microsoft Online Services Licensing Guide.
Microsoft Online Services is a set of services that can help you incorporate cloud-based computing into your business. Delivered via a
subscription and offered over the Web, Online Services complement your existing Microsoft on-premise solutions for users with rich
desktop PCs and for users accessing applications via a Web browser. Microsoft Online Services have been stand-alone services
traditionally offered through Microsoft Volume Licensing programs. With the addition of our Microsoft Online Subscription Program
(MOSP), we deliver specific Online Services via a subscription and across the Web.
Microsoft is committed to delivering the functionality our users want with Microsoft Cloud Services that are comprehensive and
powerful. No matter how and where you access the programs you use on an everyday basis; they are still the same, full-featured
Microsoft applications you have come to expect. They still integrate with server software and the entire platform. You can use them in
the cloud or on your premises. As a result, Microsoft Cloud Services is just one component of our overarching strategy, which we call
software-plus-services.
With software-plus-services, we see a whole new future opening up, one in which people can use as many Microsoft Cloud Services as
they want or as few. One in which software in the cloud integrates with software onsite. And one in which people get the quality
Microsoft software they want and need—on their exact terms.
This guide details the purchase, activation, and support of Microsoft’s commercial software services known as Online Services. This
guide can help prospective and current customers of Microsoft® Online Services (OLS) better understand the licensing and business
policies for purchasing Online Services through the Microsoft Online Subscription Program (MOSP), Enterprise Agreement (EA) or
Campus and School Agreements (CASA).
What are Microsoft Online Services?
Microsoft Online Services are subscription-based services that can help you incorporate cloud-based computing into your business.
Delivered via a subscription and offered over the Web, Online Services complement your existing Microsoft on-premise solutions for
users with rich desktop PCs and for users accessing applications via a Web browser.

Subscription terms vary by offer, ranging from month-to-month, 12-month and 3 year subscription terms.

A critical portion of the software resides outside the customer’s IT environment.

Applications are hosted primarily at Microsoft data centers.
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Microsoft or the partner, not the customer, manages the operation, upkeep, and maintenance of the software.
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The version of software running is the most current so that customers benefit from the latest software functionality without
complex IT management.
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Services are priced monthly and billed either up front or annually for the term of the subscription.
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Acronyms and Terminology used through this document
Acronym
Description
Purpose
MOSP
Microsoft Online Subscription
Program
A Volume Licensing program that allows customers to subscribe to
Online Services or Software in the cloud.
MOSA
Microsoft Online Subscription
Agreement
Licensing agreement that customers sign online prior to purchasing
subscriptions under the MOSP.
MOP
Microsoft Online Portal
The purchasing and administrative portal for Online Services. This is
where customers buy product offerings via the Microsoft Online
Subscription Program (MOSP); including signing the Microsoft Online
Subscription Agreement (MOSA). This is also the portal where technical
administrators go for service management such as resetting passwords
or creating end user accounts.
VL
Volume Licensing
A set of programs and policies allowing customers to attain licenses to
software and services in a way that works for them. Examples of
programs: EA (Enterprise Agreement), CASA (Campus and School
Agreement), MOSP (Microsoft Online Subscription Program).
POR
Partner of Record
For each Microsoft Online Services subscription purchased under MOSP
or EA, a customer may name a partner of record. This Advisor partner
may assist with the placement of the order.
Online Services Licensed and Sold
When most people think about acquiring software, they think about installing it on a PC and then running it for as long as the software
is useful. We call this a perpetual license. And although purchasing a perpetual license is still the most common way of obtaining
software, cloud computing is catching up. It is really a whole new way of thinking about how you obtaining software.
With Microsoft Online Services, the software is licensed under a subscription model, much like a subscription to a newspaper. For
example, if you subscribe to an online newspaper for a year, you must pay a subscription fee each month of that year. In return, you
receive access to the online newspaper’s content during your subscription term. At the end of your term, you can either continue your
subscription for another term or let it expire. If you do not renew your subscription, you no longer have to pay the monthly fee. But you
also no longer have access to the online newspaper’s content.
Similar to a perpetual license, you do not own the software, but you have the right to use it. The subscription model has some real
benefits. For instance, you do not have to worry about maintenance; the software is located in Microsoft data centers. You do not have
to purchase licenses for and deploy the upgrades; we take care of that for you for as long as your subscription is active.
Customers of all sizes are adopting hosted services today. We see small and midsize businesses using these services to get products and
capabilities that they could not afford to deploy and manage on-premise. We also see enterprise customers who use services to help
own their total cost of ownership (TCO) and to focus internal IT resources on more business-critical projects. Regardless of size,
customers are shifting toward a services approach, whether it is Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), on-demand delivery through
virtualization, or services running out in the cloud.
Microsoft offers these Online Services through existing Microsoft Volume Licensing programs so that you can acquire both Microsoft
software and Online Services under the same agreement. The descriptions and examples in this Online Services guide do not apply to
non-commercial programs such as the Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Royalty
programs.
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Volume Licensing Programs
Program
Description
Microsoft Online
Subscription Program
(MOSP)
The Microsoft Online Subscription Program (MOSP) is a subscription-based Microsoft Volume
Licensing program for organizations with one or more users that want to subscribe to, activate,
provision, and maintain services seamlessly and affordably. The services available in this program
include Office 365, Windows Azure Platform, CRM Online, and Intune.
You can learn about licensing Online Services through the Microsoft Online Subscription Program
at http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/online-services/how-to-buy.aspx.
Enterprise Agreement (EA)
The appropriate Microsoft Volume Licensing program for organizations with 250 desktop PCs or
more. A subscription option, Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS), is also available.
Campus and School
Agreement (CASA)
Specifically for qualified academic institutions such as schools, colleges, universities, including
research facilities, interested in purchasing five or more licenses.
Online Services Portfolio
Online Services
Description
Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 is designed to help meet your business’s needs for robust security, reliability,
and end-user productivity. Office 365 is a set of Microsoft hosted messaging and collaboration
solutions, available as a suite or as individual components, that includes:

Microsoft Exchange Online

Microsoft SharePoint Online

Microsoft Office Lync

Microsoft Office Professional Plus
These online services help give your business streamlined communication with high availability,
comprehensive security, and simplified IT management.
Windows Azure Platform
The Windows Azure public cloud platform is a simple, reliable, and powerful Microsoft platform for
creating cloud applications, online services, and websites.

Windows Azure

SQL Azure
Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Online
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online delivers a fast, flexible, and familiar customer management
solution for businesses that want to combine the power of online services with the effectiveness of
their everyday productivity applications. Take on your critical business issues with built-in solutions
for sales, marketing, customer service, analytics, and workflow. Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
fully integrates with your current Microsoft Office programs, keeping everything and everyone
connected, and helping you make well-informed business decisions.
Windows Intune
Windows Intune is an integrated, cloud-based client management solution that provides tools,
reports, and upgrade licenses to the latest version of Windows, and Windows Intune helps keep
your computers up-to-date and security technologies and a variety of procedures help protect your
information.
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Program Business Policies
Microsoft Online Subscription Program (MOSP)
MOSP is a subscription-based Microsoft Volume Licensing program for organizations with five or more users that want to subscribe to,
activate, provision, and maintain services seamlessly and affordably. The services currently available in this program include Office 365,
Windows Azure, Windows Intune, and CRM Online. NOTE: We advise existing EA and CASA customers to place orders for Office 365
through their account managers.
Benefits of This Program
Try Before You Buy

Trial offer of 30 days is available and includes 20 users
Note: The trial offers are also available to Enterprise Agreement and Campus and School Agreement customers
Easy to Purchase

Subscribe quickly using an online shopping cart experience

Use low threshold to entry beginning with only one use

Take advantage of credit card and invoice options

Access with simple and easy digital signature to the online agreement
Add Users and Services

Purchase and deploy more services or users at any time, providing flexibility as your company grows

Manage your IT investment by licensing only what you need
Pricing Is Affordable for Volume Seat Purchases

Guaranteed price during the 12-month subscription term provides predictable cost management
Customer Experience: MOSP
Scenario: A small company with 15 to 20 users wants to invest in technology infrastructure, but does not have the IT staff to deploy or
manage the technology. They want to move to Microsoft communications infrastructure but believe the up-front investment is too high.
The company also stores data in several different places and wants to centralize and allow employees to edit and share based on
permissions.
The company contacted its advisor who recommended it purchase Office 365 online at http://www.microsoft.com/enus/office365/default.aspx. The following is why the company subscribed to these services under the MOSP:

Services based on respected and powerful Microsoft products

Desire to buy online

Need for rapid deployment

Simple online administration and management of assets

Affordable price

The customer is not an EA or CASA enrollee
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Terms and Conditions
Office 365 Standard
Customer
Experience
Terms and Conditions
Office 365 in MOSP
Learn
Available geographies
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil,
Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Rep.,
Denmark, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India,
Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea,
Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia,
Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria,
Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto
Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South
Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad &
Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States,
Uruguay, Venezuela
Learn
Program qualification
The service offerings available for purchase, currency, and legal agreement
for the order are all based on the country setup in the user profile during the
initial Microsoft Online Customer Portal (MOCP) user registration. For Office
365, including individual components, the data center is also based on the
profile country.
Try
Trial is available for 30 days
You may conduct a 30-day free trial of certain online offerings. Information
about these trial offerings is available at http://www.microsoft.com/enus/office365/default.aspx.
Buy
Add-on services
Microsoft Office SharePoint Online Extra Storage is available at an additional
charge.
Buy
Available channel partner
QuickStart Partner Advisors.
Buy
Components
Microsoft Exchange Online
Microsoft Office SharePoint Online
Microsoft Office Lync
Microsoft Office Professional Plus
Buy
License term
Subscription term is 12 months.
Buy
License type
Office 365 licensed products and components are licensed via a
User Subscription License (USL).
Buy
Microsoft Financing
Not available.
Buy
Ordering
Office 365 and its components are available to order. A one-user minimum is
required on an initial order of an online service.
Buy
Ordering portal and Online
Agreement
Orders are placed using the MOP at http://www.microsoft.com/enus/office365/default.aspx. During the online order process, a customer will
sign the Microsoft Online Subscription Agreement (MOSA), which binds
Microsoft and the customer to several of the terms and conditions on this list.
Buy
Pricing
Price protection is in place during the subscription term. At the time of
renewal, the customer pays the current market price.
Pay
Billing and payment
Office 365 and Components:
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Customer
Experience
Terms and Conditions
Office 365 in MOSP

Billing occurs monthly during the subscription term

Credit card (CC) payment is available
Minimum or threshold amount to qualify for an invoice option in
MOP is U.S. $500 and $250 in rest of world.
Use/Manage
Use rights
Find the online services use rights at
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/onlineuserights.
Use/Manage
Asset management
Office 365 and Components: Customers can order and manage subscriptions
by using the MOP. User administration is handled by using the MOP.
Renew/Cancel
Cancellation
All Committed Subscriptions:

The policy for the initial term is that the customer can cancel any time
during the first month and only have to pay for the first month.
Customers can request to have their service switched off during months two
through the end of their initial subscription; there will is a 25% early
termination fee on the remaining subscription value.
Renew/Cancel
Expiration notification
Subscription Expires:

30-day grace period during which the customer has most or all
functionality. Office 365 customers, for example, cannot add new users,
but they can continue to use services otherwise.

90-day disabled period follows the grace period. Customers cannot use
services, but they can transfer data. Data is retained during this period.

Customer may renew during either the grace period or the disabled
period.

Deprovisioning—customers’ data is deleted.
Failure to Pay (usually a credit card decline):

Effectively a 45-day grace period
o 26 days from the invoice date are provided for the customer to
pay.
o Customer has an additional 19 days if failure to pay within the
initial 26 days.

90-day disabled period follows the grace period. Customers cannot use
services, but they can transfer data. Data is retained during this period.

Deprovisioning—customers’ data is deleted.
Renew/Cancel
Renewal – non-auto
When customers opt out of Auto Renewal, they are notified multiple times
about when their subscription will end so that they can renew it. Customers
can then opt to renew automatically when the subscription ends by switching
on the auto-renew setting, or they can call customer care after the
subscription ends to renew.
Renew/Cancel
Auto renewal
Subscriptions automatically renew at the end of the term, unless opted out.
Support
Service level agreement
(SLA)
SLA is 99.9 percent availability.
Support
Software Assurance
Services sold under MOSP do not accumulate Software Assurance benefit.
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Enterprise Agreement
The premium Microsoft Volume Licensing program is for organizations with 250 desktop PCs or more. For government/public sector
partners internationally, the preferred method is via an EA.
Benefits of This Program

Add services with the price advantage an EA offers.

No platform commitment required (additional product).

Additional savings off Office 365 when the organization has a Core Client Access License (CAL) or Enterprise CAL (ECAL) (Device).

Consolidated reporting is available for all licensed software and services through the EA Enrollment.

Microsoft Financing options are available through EA and EA Subscription option.
Customer Experience: Enterprise Agreement
Scenario: An organization with 500 desktop PCs and offices spread across the United States and three global offices has an EA. A
project came up that requires 150 users across the globe to have Microsoft Exchange Online. The organization called its trusted partner
and discussed its business needs. With the current economic conditions, the IT budget was reduced, and so the organization needed to
do more with less. It also needed a solution that would help it save money and free up IT resources. That solution is the Business
Productivity Online Suite. So the organization subscribed to the needed Office 365 services through its existing EA to do the following:

Take advantage of the lower pricing under its existing Enterprise Agreement.

Eliminate the need for a separate agreement.

View software licenses and services in one report.

Subscribe through its standard procurement process. Take advantage of Microsoft Financing options.
Terms and Conditions
Office 365 Standard
Customer
Experience
Terms and Conditions
Office 365 in Enterprise Agreement
Learn
Available geographies
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil,
Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Rep.,
Denmark, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India,
Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea,
Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia,
Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria,
Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto
Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South
Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad &
Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States,
Uruguay, Venezuela
Learn
Program qualification
EA customers must have a Core Client Access License (CAL) Suite or
Enterprise CAL (ECAL) Suite license with active Microsoft Software Assurance
to qualify for the BPOS discount EA pricing. EA or EAS customers with Core
CAL or ECAL can purchase step-up USLs for the
BPOS Suite or components.
Try
Trial is available for 30 days
You may conduct a 30-day free trial of certain online offerings. Information
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Customer
Experience
Terms and Conditions
Office 365 in Enterprise Agreement
about these trial offerings is available at the Microsoft Online Services Web
site. You are required to sign a trial agreement before receiving a free 20user trial. Partners can also learn about trials at
https://partner.microsoft.com/online/.
IMPORTANT: Free trials are available for Office 365. However, not all
individual components of the suite are available for trial. Customers are given
a default fixed 20-user trial order.
Buy
Add-on services
Microsoft Office SharePoint Online Extra Storage.
Buy
Available channel partner
To buy or renew, contact your Microsoft Authorized Enterprise Software
Advisor (ESA) or Microsoft Authorized Large Account Reseller (LAR).
Buy
Components
Microsoft Exchange Online
Microsoft Office SharePoint Online
Microsoft Office Lync
Microsoft Office Professional Plus
Buy
License term
All online services available through the EA and EAS have a term that is
coterminous with the underlying customer’s existing agreement. EA and EAS
have a term of 36 months.
Buy
Microsoft Financing
Microsoft Financing is available.
Buy
Ordering
Office 365 suites and components are available to license through the EA and
EAS. Office 365 Suite require Core CAL Suite or ECAL Suite with active
Microsoft Software Assurance.
Buy
Microsoft Online Portal
An EA customer could purchase through the Microsoft Online Portal,
however, it is recommend purchasing through your authorized Large Account
Reseller or your Microsoft Authorized Enterprise Software Advisor.
Buy
Pricing
Pricing is based on the existing EA price level for that customer, regardless of
the number of licenses purchased.
Pay
Billing and payment
Payment and billing options follow the existing EA policies.
Use/Manage
Asset management
Customers can purchase licensing by using existing EA channels, tools, and
processes. Customers can continue to manage their software licenses
through the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC).
https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/servicecenter/.
Renew/Cancel
Cancellation
Customers can cancel the subscription within 30 days of purchase.
Renew/Cancel
Renewal – non-auto renew
If the customer signs a new enrollment, the subscription is not auto-renewed,
and the customer must specify which enrollment should receive an Office 365
subscription to continue using Office 365.
Renew/Cancel
Renewal – auto renew
Auto Renewal is enabled by default on the Office 365 subscription; the
customer can opt out.
Support
Software Assurance
In order to purchase an Office 365 subscription in EA, the customer must
have either the Core CAL or ECAL suite with active SA – this qualifies the
customer for the discounted Office 365 pricing that we provide in EA. With
respect to the launch of a product like Exchange 2010, there is not a concept
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Experience
Terms and Conditions
Office 365 in Enterprise Agreement
of SA in a subscription in the same way as you have with software. That is,
updates to the service are included in the service pricing – it is not purchased
separately.
Campus and School Agreement
Licensing programs specifically for qualified academic institutions such as schools, colleges, universities, including research facilities,
interested in purchasing five or more licenses.
Benefits of This Program

Take advantage of academic pricing through your existing Campus and School Agreement.

With user-based licensing, no institution-wide commitment is required.

Flexibility to deploy staged rollout by counting actual users, not full-time equivalent (FTEs) or devices.

Ability to purchase individual components as well as full suite.

Online Services licenses are coterminous with your underlying CASA Enrollment (1-year or 3-year).
Customer Experience: Campus and School Agreement
Terms and Conditions
Office 365 Standard
Customer
Experience
Terms and Conditions
Office 365 in CASA
Learn
Available geographies
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil,
Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Rep.,
Denmark, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India,
Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea,
Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia,
Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria,
Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto
Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South
Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad &
Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States,
Uruguay, Venezuela
Learn
Program qualification
CASA customers can purchase a license for Office 365 without Core CAL Suite
or ECAL Suite, or can receive a discount on their Office 365 license purchase if
they have an existing investment in a CAL Suite.
Try
Trial is available for 30 days
You may conduct a 30-day free trial of certain online offerings. Information
about these trial offerings is available at the Microsoft Online Services Web
site. You are required to sign a trial agreement before receiving a free 20user trial. Partners can also learn about trials at
https://partner.microsoft.com/online/.
IMPORTANT: Free trials are available for Office 365. However, not all
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Experience
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individual components of the suite are available for trial. Customers are given
a default fixed 20-user trial order.
Buy
Add-on services
Microsoft Office SharePoint Online Extra Storage.
Buy
Available channel partner
To buy or renew, contact your Microsoft Authorized Academic Reseller.
Buy
Components
Microsoft Exchange Online
Microsoft Office SharePoint Online
Microsoft Office Lync
Microsoft Office Professional Plus
Buy
License term
All online services available through CASA have a term that is coterminous
with the underlying enrollment. CASA enrollments have a term of 12 or 36
months.
Buy
Microsoft Financing
Microsoft Financing is available.
Buy
Ordering
CASA customers can purchase licenses for the suites or individual
components. Full versions (non-CAL-requiring) are available. No product
minimum is required on an initial order or additional orders.
No institution-wide commitment is required for Office 365.
If customers add users midterm, they must purchase an equal number of
USLs.
User-based licenses only. Must license actual users, not by an FTE count or a
PC count.
Buy
Microsoft Online Portal
MOP is not available. Purchase through Authorized Academic Reseller.
Buy
Pricing
Special Academic pricing is available for CASA subscribers. The reseller sets
the end price.
Pay
Billing and payment
The Academic Reseller sets payment and billing for CASA subscriptions.
Use/Manage
Asset management
Customers can purchase licensing by using existing Authorized Academic
Reseller channels, tools, and processes.
Renew/Cancel
Cancellation
Customers can cancel the subscription within 30 days of purchase.
Renew/Cancel
Renewal – non-auto renew
If the customer signs a new enrollment, the subscription is not auto-renewed,
and the customer must specify which enrollment should receive an Office 365
subscription to continue using Office 365.
Renew/Cancel
Renewal – auto renew
Auto Renewal is enabled by default on the Office 365 subscription; the
customer can opt out.
Support
Service Level Agreement
The Service Level Agreement is 99.9% availability.
Support
Software Assurance
In order to purchase an Office 365 subscription in CASA, the customer must
have either the Core CAL or ECAL suite with active SA – this qualifies the
customer for the discounted Office 365 pricing that we provide in CASA. With
respect to the launch of a product like Exchange 2010, there is not a concept
of SA in a subscription in the same way as you have with software. That is,
updates to the service are included in the service pricing – it is not purchased
separately.
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Windows Azure Platform
Windows Azure is a cloud platform that customers can use to deploy Internet applications and Web services in Microsoft data centers. A
component of the Microsoft Online Services portfolio, the platform includes Windows Azure: an operating system as a service; SQL
Azure: a fully relational database in the cloud; and AppFabric: consumable Web-based services that provide both secure connectivity
and federated access control for applications. With Windows Azure, customers pay only for their actual use of the platform instead of
paying for fixed data-center costs up front. This means costs can scale as use grows and revenue is realized. When the platform is no
longer needed, customers’ costs end, eliminating the issues of sunk licensing costs and hardware depreciation.
Customer Experience: Windows Azure Platform
Terms and Conditions
Office 365 Standard
Customer
Experience
Terms and Conditions
Office 365 in Windows Azure Platform
Learn
Available geographies
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil,
Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Rep.,
Denmark, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India,
Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea,
Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia,
Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria,
Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland,
Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia,
Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland,
Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, United
Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela
Learn
Program qualification
The service offerings available for purchase, currency, data center, and legal
agreement for the order are all based on the country setup in the user profile
during the initial user registration.
Try
Trial is available for 30 days
No trial. There are introductory offers available that allow a customer to try
Azure at little or no cost within a certain usage threshold.
Buy
Add-on services
None.
Buy
Available channel partner
No advisor partners.
Buy
Components
Windows Azure
SQL Azure
Windows Azure Platform AppFabric
Buy
License term
Windows Azure Consumption: Subscription term is one month with autorenew each month.
Windows Azure Commitment: Six-month promotional period term.
Customers can renew for additional six-month periods at the nonpromotional price.
Introductory Offer: No-cost developer starter offer. Provides no-cost
allocation to run a cloud service.
MSDN Premium: Mobilize developer base. Enable them to build, deploy, and
manage multiple cloud projects w/in MSDN subscription.
Development Accelerator: Flexible (on/off) consumption for scaling.
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Customer
Experience
Terms and Conditions
Office 365 in Windows Azure Platform
Predictable payment and discounted price.
Buy
License type
Subscription or consumption model.
Buy
Microsoft Financing
Not available.
Buy
Ordering
www.windowsazure.com
Buy
Ordering Portal and Online
Agreement
Orders are placed using the Windows Azure Portal at
www.windowsazure.com. During the online order process, a customer will
sign the Microsoft Online Subscription Agreement, which binds Microsoft
and the customer to several of the terms and conditions on this list.
Buy
Pricing
Windows Azure Consumption: No price protection. Notice of prices changes
will be provided
Windows Azure Commitment: Price protection is in place for the base price.
Pay
Billing and payment
Windows Azure Consumption: Credit card (CC) purchasing is only available
to new customers because the amount due starts at $0. An invoice option is
available to customers previously approved for credit. Payment is in arrears
each month.
Windows Azure Commitment: Credit Card/Invoice—CC payment is available.
Invoice payment (in addition to credit card) is available to customers whose
purchase commitments amount to more than $500 per month in the United
States or more than $250 per month outside the United States. The base
commitment is paid for in advance each month; overage paid for in arrears
each month.
Use/Manage
Use rights
See the online services use rights at
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/onlineuserights.
Use/Manage
Asset management
Customers can order and manage subscriptions by using the Windows Azure
portal.
Renew/Cancel
Cancellation
Month-to-Month Subscriptions and all Pure Consumption Subscriptions,
regardless of the term's length: Customers can cancel any time.
All Committed Subscriptions, in, and Windows Azure Commitment
Subscriptions:

The policy for the initial term is that the customer can cancel any time
during the first month and only have to pay for the first month.

Customers can call and ask to have their service switched off during
months two through the end of their initial subscription, but they are
responsible for paying for the entire subscription.
Renew/Cancel
Expiration notification
Subscription Expires:

30-day grace period during which the customer has most or all
functionality. 90-day disabled period follows the grace period.
Customers cannot use services, but they can transfer data. Data is
retained during this period.

Data associated with a subscription is deleted, but if they also have a
consumption subscription, the data for that subscription would not be
deleted.

Customer may renew during either the grace period or the disabled
period.
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Customer
Experience
Terms and Conditions
Office 365 in Windows Azure Platform
Deprovisioning happens after the disabled state ends. The user’s and
company’s access are cut off, and the data deleted quickly once
deprovisioning starts.
Failure to Pay (usually a credit card decline):

Effectively a 45-day grace period:
26 days from the invoice date are provided for the customer to pay.
Customer has an additional 19 days if failure to pay within the initial
26 days.

90-day disabled period follows the grace period. Customers cannot
use services, but they can transfer data. Data is retained during this
period.

Deprovisioning—customers’ data is deleted.
Renew/Cancel
Renewal – non-auto renew
When customers opt out of Auto Renewal, they are notified multiple times
about when their subscription ends so that they can renew it. Customers can
then opt to renew automatically when the subscription ends by switching on
the auto-renew setting or they can call customer care after the subscription
ends to renew.
Renew/Cancel
Renewal – auto renew
Subscriptions automatically renew at the end of the term, unless opted out.
Activating Online Services through Volume Licensing
A key difference between Online Services and standard Microsoft products is that Online Services reside remotely with a service
provider and must be “activated” before they can be used.
Through Microsoft Online Subscription Program

Customer activates and manages through Microsoft Online Portal (MOP).

Notification is sent to customer confirming service has been activated.
Through an Enterprise Agreement (EA) or Campus and School Agreement (CASA)

Once your order is processed, the Online Customer Portal (OCP) sends you an activation email. The Activation email is sent to your
Online Services Administrator e-mail address (same address as on customer enrollment within the EA).
When activating a trial account, use the Windows Live ID associated to your organization (rather than a personal Live ID).

Once you receive the activation email, activate the account using a Windows Live ID. The Live ID MUST be the same email address
that received the activation mail (Online Services Administrator address).

Processing and generating an activation email should take approximately 48 hours. If you do not get the activation email, contact
your reseller or the local Microsoft Regional Operations Center (ROC).

You can begin using the service at any time after you have activated.
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The same business rules apply to CASA customers as EA customers, with the following exceptions:

CASA customers can also purchase licenses for the Office 365 components (for example, SharePoint Deskless Worker) as well as the
full suite.

CASA customers can also purchase licenses for the Office 365 suite components (for example, Exchange Online) as well as the full
suite.

CASA customers can purchase licenses for a full version of Office 365 Suite and components that do not require an existing
component CAL, Core CAL, or ECAL.

Rather than estimated full-time equivalent (FTE) user counts used for software and CAL licensing in CASA, Office 365 subscriptions
must match the actual number of users whether they are full-time or part-time users.

Enterprise Subscription Agreement (ESA) License: Licenses for Office 365 can also be purchased through an EAS. The key business
policy difference between purchasing licenses for the suite through an EA versus an EAS is that the EAS allows for license quantity
adjustments on an annual basis. For example, the number of licenses can be reduced or increased at every agreement anniversary
date. The EA does not allow for decreases in licenses quantity at the agreement anniversary.

Campus and School Agreement: Customers purchasing through their CASA are advised to purchase the Office 365through their
existing Volume Licensing programs. The same business rules apply to CASA customers as for EA customers (above).

Rather than estimated FTE user counts used for software and CAL licensing in CASA, Office 365subscriptions must match the actual
number of users whether they are full-time or part-time users.
NOTE: Activation steps can vary from one service to another.

A limited number of Online Services also support auto-activation, the ability of a service to activate with minimal manual
intervention. In this case, you do not need to take any additional steps to activate the online service.
For more information, please contact your Microsoft reseller/channel partner or reach Microsoft Support Center at
mvlshelpa@MSDirectServices.com.
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Appendix A – License Types and Online Services Categories
Microsoft Online Services have four different types of licenses.
SSL
Add-on
SL
USL
DSL
Services Subscription License (SSL)
An SSL is generally required to enable the functionality of an online service across your entire organization.
Add-on Subscription License (Add-on SL)
An Add-on SL is generally required to enhance or “add on to” the functionality of an online service across your entire
organization.
User Subscription License (USL)
A USL is generally required to enable the functionality of an online service for a particular user.
Device Subscription License (DSL)
A DSL is generally required to enable the functionality of a service for a particular device.
These four types of licenses are required in different ways and combinations for each of the Online Services, depending on which service
category they fall into. Not every type of license is required for each online service.
In general, four categories make up Microsoft Online Services:
1.
Organization-based Online Services

SSL is required to enable the online service across your entire organization.

Add-on SL may be required to enhance the functionality of the online service across your entire
organization.
Example: Microsoft Learning Solutions Technical E-Learning Course Collection

SSL is required for your organization to access a certain number of courses per month .
2.
Organization and User-based Online Services

SSL is required to enable the online service across your entire organization.

USL is required for an individual user in your organization to use the online service.

Add-on SL may be required to enhance the functionality of the online service across your entire
organization for all of your users.
Example: Microsoft Bing Maps online mapping platform
License the
Organization
License the
User
SSL
+
Add-on
SL
License the
Organization
License the
User
SSL
USL
+
Add-on
SL

SSL is required to connect to the online service.

USL is required for each user in your organization to obtain and process location-based data through the online service.

Add-on SL permits non-named users (unauthenticated) to obtain and process location-based data through the online service based
on transactions per month.
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3.
User-based Online Services

SSL is not required to license the organization—you simply license each individual user that uses the
online service.

USL is required for an individual user in your organization to use the online service.

Add-on SL may be required to enhance the functionality of the online service across your entire
organization for all of your users.
License the
Organization
License the
User
Add-on
SL
USL
Example: Microsoft Exchange Hosted Filtering

USL is required for each user that has his e-mail processed by the online service
4.
Device-based Services

SSL is not required to license the organization—you simply license each individual device that uses the
service.

DSL is required for an individual device in your organization to use the service.

Add-on SL may be required to enhance the functionality of the service across your entire organization
for all of your users.
License the
Organization
License the
User
Add-on
SL
DSL
Example: Forefront Security for Exchange Server

DSL is required for each device that allows access to e-mail that is processed by the service.

Forefront Security for Exchange Server External Connector Add-on SL—One is required for each server running the online service
and enables external users to connect to the server.
Appendix B – Resources

Microsoft Volume Licensing: www.microsoft.com/licensing

Microsoft Support Center: mvlshelpa@MSDirectServices.com

Microsoft Volume License Services (MVLS): https://licensing.microsoft.com/

Windows Live ID (Formerly Passport ID) Registration: http://get.live.com/getlive/overview/

Online Services Guide: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/resources/volbrief.mspx/
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