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MIcrosoft Software Assurance

We can provide Software Assurance on a wide range of Microsoft software: over 1,000 different programs and licenses.

All at competitive prices.

Commercial prices start at £23.40 for Software Assurance for 2 Years.

Plus discounts for Government bodies and agencies. And further discounts for Charities, Churches and Educational Institutions, such as PreSchools, Schools, Colleges, Universities, and Local Education Agencies.

Please contact us for your prices.

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Overview

We can provide Software Assurance on a wide range of Microsoft software. In fact, over 1,000 different programs and licenses.

All at competitive prices.

Commercial prices start at £23.40 for Software Assurance for 2 Years.

Plus discounts for Government bodies and agencies. And further discounts for Charities, Churches and Educational Institutions, such as PreSchools, Schools, Colleges, Universities, and Local Education Agencies. There is more information on eligibility for the discounts at the bottom of this page.

Please contact us for answers to your questions and for prices.

What you get

The following table gives you the advantages of buying Software Assurance along with your Open License or Open Value software.

Open License software = software with a perpetual license (pay once, use the software as long as you like).

Open Value software = software with a subscription license (pay annually, etc., to continue using the software).

Open License Open Value
New Version Rights Rights to new software versions released during the term of the agreement. Available for all server, application and systems products

Spread Payments Option to make annual payments rather than one up-front payment. Available for all server, application and systems products

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) Tools to take advantage of desktop virtualization and better manage Windows devices. Available for systems products

Windows To Go Rights to run Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5 on a bootable USB stick. Available for systems products

Windows 10 Enterprise Branches Rights to deploy Current Branch, Current Branch for Business or Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB). Available for systems products

Home Use Program Rights for employees to purchase Microsoft Office 2016, Visio 2016 or Project 2016 to use at home.Available for qualifying desktop applications and Office suites

Virtualization Rights for Windows Desktops Rights to run Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5 in up to 4 VMs on a licensed device. Available for systems products

Training Vouchers Technical training from Microsoft Learning Partners. Available for application and systems products

E-Learning Flexible self-paced learning for end users and technical staff. Available for all server, application and systems products

24x7 Problem Resolution Support Phone and Web business critical support. Available for all server, application and systems products

System Center Global Service Monitor A Microsoft cloud service that extends application monitoring capabilities beyond an internal network. Available for System Center 2016

CustomerSource Rights to a secure site that gives access to resources such as unlimited training courses and support via the knowledge base. Available for Dynamics customers with active SA or an Online Subscription

Planning Services Partner services to build a plan to help deploy Microsoft technology. Planning Services engagement days may be increased by converting unused Training Vouchers on a 3-to-1 basis. Available for application and server products

Disaster Recovery Rights Temporary rights to run a backup instance of eligible server software on a server dedicated to disaster recovery. Available for server products

Fail-over Servers Rights to run the server software on a passive server in anticipation of a fail-over event. Available for SQL Server 2016 and Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Step Up Licenses Purchase Rights Rights to purchase a license to migrate from a Standard to an Enterprise edition of certain products. Available for relevant application and server products

Self Hosting Use Rights Allows ISVs who have built a unified solution around a Microsoft product to deploy that product and their solution for delivery over the Internet. Available for certain server applications specified in the Product Terms document

Windows Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) Rights to access a virtual desktop running in a datacenter. Available for systems products

Windows Thin PC Enables repurposing of existing PCs as thin clients with a locked-down version of Windows 7 with a smaller footprint. Available for systems products

Office Roaming Rights Rights to use Office, Project and Visio on third party devices in Windows To Go and VDI/RDS scenarios while away from the office. Available for Office 2016, Project 2016 and Visio 2016

License Mobility across Server Farms Allows licenses to be reassigned between on-premises servers more frequently than every 90 days. Available for certain server applications specified in the Product Terms document

License Mobility through SA Enables deployment of licenses to service provider’s shared hardware or to Azure. Available for certain server applications specified in the Product Terms document

Azure Hybrid Use Benefit Rights to use Windows Server 2016 Standard or Datacenter licenses to license virtual machines in Azure

Unlimited Virtualization Rights Rights to run unlimited virtual machines with SQL 2016/BizTalk 2016 if all the physical cores are licensed with Enterprise edition with SA. Available only for SQL 2016/BizTalk 2016 Enterprise Core licenses

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).

Eligibility for the discount to charities, churches and educational institutions

These organisations are eligible for the the discounted price.

The Department for Education
Local Education Authorities

Private schools
Public schools

Colleges
Universities
Prison education centres

Public libraries
Public museums

Churches
Mosques
Synagogues

Charities registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales

Charities registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

Charities registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

Charities with a Charity Tax Reference Number issued by HM Revenue and Customs

Girl Guides
Scout Groups