The main difference between the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement and Microsoft Enterprise Agreement programs is that, in the first contract, the license is acquired continuously and the second one only accepts the use of the licensed software for the duration of the agreement. Therefore, the Enterprise Agreement is essentially the acquisition of software products in installments, while organizations that prefer to rent software on more cost-effective terms are likely to enter an annual payment for their use. From a technical point of view, the Select Plus program also enters this category, but as Microsoft abandons this program and no longer accepts new orders after July 1, we will not process it here. If you are currently on a Select Plus agreement, you will need to consider a change in the next extension. (Government and academic organizations that use Select Plus are an exception; Microsoft sues Select Plus for public sector organizations.) Open Programs has been designed primarily for small and medium-sized organizations and allows customers to acquire indeterminate or subscription licenses and, when choosing the customer, rights to future versions of software products over a period of time (depending on the open programs used). The offer, which provides rights to future versions of certain software over the life of the contract, is called software insurance. Software Assurance also provides support, tools and training to help customers effectively deliver and use software. Open Programs has several variants to suit the varied type of purchase of customers. Under the Open License Program, customers can only purchase licenses or licenses with software backup. You can also renew the software backup after the existing volume licensing agreements expire.
Leipzig, 23.05.2018 – Large customers with users in several countries often face different local data storage laws, which can sometimes be costly in terms of local infrastructure. According to Microsoft, Multi-Geo for O365 should help introduce Office 365 as a centralized solution in each country, regardless of regional differences. Multi-Geo is available to Enterprise Agreement customers with more than 5,000 365 users. The select is similar to the select, with the following differences: (1) This is not a maturity contract. (2) SA AVANTAGES for a full three-year period from the purchase date “Updated from May 2011, in order to avoid the monthly run of SA, all SA will expire in a given year will do so on the month/day of your birthday.” (3) This is not a forecasting program – prices are determined based on your first purchase and increase when your purchases increase. (4) It eliminates any need for several agreements, so that the benefits of licensing and SA can be displayed for all related companies covered by the agreement. In March 2016, the Microsoft Group announced that it would make significant changes to the corporate licensing program. As of July 1, 2016, the minimum threshold for an EA agreement has been raised from 250 to 500 PCs.
Open Value across the company and open value underwriting are commitment-based agreements for commercial and government organizations that wish to license the organization over an organization-wide period of one or two years. Software Assurance is included in the delivery. You can imagine the Enterprise Agreement as the big brother of the open value program. Therefore, Software Assurance is required and EA is a three-year contract. Also, much like Open Value Company-Wide, you need to standardize all PCs on at least one Microsoft product. To do this, you purchase a Windows upgrade license, an Office Pro Plus license and/or one of the Core CAL suites for each PC in your organization.