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Microsoft Software Assurance for Microsoft Core CAL Suite Device CAL.
Discounted for Government bodies and agencies.
Ideal for Software Audits.
See below for more info.
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Eligibility for the discounted government price
These organisations are eligible for the the discounted price.
Supernational: All organizations/institutions that have a discernible regulatory or legislative role across many national governments.
National: All governmental organizations/institutions that are managed at the federal/national level, and have a remit for governing across a nation state or country. This will include parliamentary bodies and judicial bodies with powers of setting or deciding on the rule of law.
Regional: An intermediate tier of Government that does not cover an entire country but has multiple areas of local government within their governing jurisdiction This includes (1) all governmental organizations/institutions that are managed at the state/regional level and which are called
variously: regions, departments, states, landers, counties, or provinces; and (2) all departments, parliamentary bodies, regulatory authorities and judicial bodies with powers of setting or deciding on the rule of law in that region, department, state, lander, county or province.
Local: The lowest level of Government and associated administration. This includes all governmental organizations/institutions that are managed at the city, town, district, regency municipality, village, township, commune and ward level, (e.g. recreation, refuse collection, fire service, control of local services, and implementation of some national services).
Healthcare: Any governmental organizations/institutions that provide health care services and coverage, set or decide on health care policy across a nation state or country, provide funding for health care services and coverage, or have a regulatory role in health care services and coverage.
Other organisations: Any organization that is singularly accountable to, and ultimately controlled by, an internationally recognized Nation State Government.
Any organization created by legislation to perform a public purpose as described in the relevant enabling legislation or the articles of association/objectives of that organization (e.g. statutory boards, municipal corporations, government research organizations).
When you first buy a Microsoft Core CAL Suite Device CAL you are getting both perpetual license and Microsoft Software Assurance.
A perpetual license does not expire.
Software Assurance will expire after two years if it is not renewed.
What you are buying is the renewal of Software Assurance for a Microsoft Core CAL Suite Device CAL.
How Microsoft Software Assurance affects things
While the Software Assurance coverage is active, you have the right to use the most recent version of every product in the Microsoft Core CAL Suite Device CAL.
If the Software Assurance coverage lapses, because you are vested with perpetual rights, you can continue to use the Microsoft Core CAL Suite Device CAL.
If the Software Assurance coverage lapses, the versions you can use are determined by the latest version of the products in effect prior to the lapse in coverage.
For example, if your Software Assurance coverage for the Core CAL Suite Device CAL expired on 1 February 2017, you will have perpetual rights equivalent to the most recent version of the Core CAL Suite Device CAL’s components as of that date. But you will not have rights to versions of components released after 1 February 2017 or to any products added to the Core CAL Suite Device CAL after that date.
Please note that System Center Endpoint Protection will expire if Software Assurance is allowed to lapse.