Microsoft Volume Licensing offers cost-effective purchasing options for leading Microsoft desktop, server and cloud-based products. Customers can save above retail boxed software prices when they participate in a Microsoft Volume Licensing program. Microsoft Volume Licensing programs offer Microsoft Software Assurance benefits that can be added to your perpetual license purchase, and are included in most annual subscriptions. 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 categories:
· Organizations with more than five but fewer than 250 computers
· Organizations with more than 250 computers
· Full-time equivalent faculty, staff and students
· Knowledge worker count
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:
Open Value is for organizations with as few as five desktop PCs and offers the advantages of Software Assurance, simplified license management, and an annual payment structure. The Open Value program offers three options: Company-wide, Non–Company-wide, and Open Value Subscription.
Open Value Subscription is for customers who want to subscribe to, rather than acquire, Microsoft product licenses. Microsoft Open Value Subscription provides the lowest up-front costs of the Open Programs with the flexibility to reduce their total licensing costs in years when their desktop PC count declines.
Open License is for customers who want a minimum initial purchase of only five software licenses. This program is ideal if you prefer to pay-as-you-go and change your licensing program as your business grows. These licenses are perpetual and offer the option to purchase with or without Software Assurance.
For organizations with 250 or more desktop PCs, White Rock Cybersecurity offers the following Microsoft options:
Microsoft Select Plus is for midsize and large organizations with 250 or more desktop PCs with multiple affiliates that want to license software and services at any business unit level while still getting the price saving advantages of being a single organization.
Software Assurance for Volume Licensing
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:
· New product versions that help lower the costs of software acquisition by giving you discounts on upgrades and simplifying software licensing, budgeting, and administration.
· Deployment planning that gives you on-site, expert guidance and tools so that you can efficiently deploy and implement new software.
· Comprehensive training options to help reduce the costs of training IT staff or users while helping them become more efficient with Microsoft products.
· Support benefits to help maximize uptime via 24×7 phone and web support, plus access to the TechNet community of experts.
· Access to exclusive products, such as Windows Enterprise and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack to help you efficiently manage PCs, while helping to reduce security risks.
State and Local government entities as well as Education and Non-profit Organizations
For 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 programs for Academic, Government and Non-profit programs are similar to the commercial Open License program, but with different pricing.
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 Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (for higher education institutions and primary/secondary schools) and Microsoft School Enrollment (for primary/secondary schools only).
As a trusted Microsoft partner, we can assist you with your Microsoft Licensing purchase and bring the value and expertise of our Enterprise Licensing Specialists and Contracts team to ensure the maximum savings and utilization of your Microsoft contract.
As a trusted Microsoft partner, we can assist you with your Microsoft Licensing purchase and bring the value and expertise of our Enterprise Licensing Specialists and Contracts team to ensure the maximum savings and utilization of your Microsoft agreement.
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.