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Microsoft Volume Licensing is a software license only that gives users the right to run a Microsoft software product. Customers can save above retail boxed software prices when they participate in a Microsoft Volume Licensing program. By acquiring software licenses through Volume Licensing, you pay for only the software license and not for additional materials. With some Microsoft Volume Licensing programs, you can also purchase Microsoft Software Assurance for Volume Licensing. This single, cost-effective program can help boost organizational productivity with 24 hours a day, seven days a week (24×7) support, deployment planning services, user and technical training, and the latest Microsoft software releases and unique technologies.
Microsoft Volume Licensing program models address organizations in the following two main categories:
For organizations with fewer than 250 computers, the Microsoft Open Programs provide volume discounts for a minimal up-front cost and are widely available through the worldwide partner channel. Open Programs provide the following three purchasing license options for commercial businesses:
For organizations with 250 or more desktop PCs, Microsoft offers the following options:
Microsoft Software Assurance for Volume Licensing helps boost organizational productivity with 24 hours a day, seven days a week (24×7) support, deployment planning services, user and technical training, and the latest Microsoft software releases and unique technologies, all in one cost-effective program. With Software Assurance, you get access to the latest software updates and other important resources and tools, such as the following:
For public sector organizations with fewer than 250 PCs, Microsoft offers customized versions of the Open Programs: Open License, Open Value, and Open Value Subscription. The Open License for Academic and Open License for Government programs are similar to the commercial Open License program, but with different pricing and partner channels. In some countries or regions, government organizations can also participate in the Open Value for Government and Open Value Subscription for Government programs. In some countries or regions, charitable organizations can participate in the Open License for Charities program. Check with your Microsoft reseller for availability.
Government and education organizations with more than 250 PCs can participate in the Select Plus program. Government organizations can also participate in the Enterprise Agreement program.
For education institutions that prefer to license their software on an annual subscription basis, Microsoft offers two unique programs: Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (for higher education institutions and primary/secondary schools) and Microsoft School Enrollment (for primary/secondary schools only).
Microsoft Financing provides commercial and public sector customers with an affordable and predictable way to acquire the IT solutions that businesses need to help cut costs and increase efficiencies. Microsoft Financing can help you focus on what matters most: finding the best IT solution to support the success of your business.
Microsoft Financing helps you be strategic with your IT purchases in the following ways: