Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Subscription Buyout

This is something we haven`t figured out yet from the OP, as they never indicated whether it was a subscription or a purchase. Once you cancel your contract, you will no longer be able to use these keys for anything, including your KMS configuration. You need to remove any software installed with it. In fact, this should be discussed with an MS licensing specialist about the legal responsibilities and the measures required to terminate the contract. Sorry, you are right. When you said you had the deal “for a while,” I assumed (obviously wrongly) it was an EA subscription. more information. You have the option to subscribe to the software instead of purchasing it, so the answer to your question depends on the choice you made when entering into the contract. I feel like it`s more common to buy the software and rent it.

If it is an Enterprise Agreement, the licenses are perpetual and you can use them for as long as you want (except subscriptions), whether you renew the SA or not. Only SA advantages no longer exist. We have an Office 365 E1 subscription – but it has nothing to do with EA. The best place to check this is the contract document itself. Take a look at the company form “Enrolling in an Enterprise Subscription” signed for EAS customers and Section 6 (End of Registration Period and Termination) says “If the registered affiliate decides to renew” and then offers the option “(i) Purchase subscription licenses. The Registered Affiliate may elect to obtain perpetual licenses as described in the “Redemption Option” section for licenses for which redemption is available. I thought EA was the purchase of more SA software that allowed you to upgrade to the latest version as long as you kept that service, but at the end of the contract, you still owned the software. The agreement states that if a customer wants to purchase their subscription licenses, all enterprise products must be purchased and additional products such as SQL Server can be purchased on demand.

But many people interpret this to mean that the company`s products must be purchased in order to purchase the additional products. After all, how do you know which products are companies and what are additional products? See the list of Microsoft volume licensing products or take one of our licensing training courses. First, it appears that there is an error in the Part 3 form and that it should be one or both of the following statements. So, if a customer wants to buy one of the company`s products (platform products), they need to buy all those products. However, you can only purchase additional products instead and there is no need to purchase the full order of additional products. This is a default registry and the parent program is Enterprise 6. I don`t think it`s a subscription. One of the customers recently requested clarification on its Enterprise Agreement (EAS) subscription at a Microsoft Volume Licensing training event.

As the name suggests, EAS licenses are not perpetual, the customer only rents them, so at the end of the contract term, usually 3 years, the customer can either renew the contract, uninstall the software, or purchase the subscription licenses to make them perpetual. Quote: “Speaking of an enterprise agreement, the licenses included in the contract are perpetual as long as they are not subscriptions. You can still activate and install the licenses, you can have as many instances as you have already ordered. » From the Enterprise Contract Program Guide. The agreement comprises two categories of products; Enterprise (or platform) products and additional products. Enterprise products are so called because they have to be used enterprise-wide – every qualified device must have a license, so if the customer wants to get a Windows 8.1 license through their EAS, every qualified device the customer owns must be included, they can`t just get a 100 out of 500-piece license. If it is an Enterprise subscription contract, you must renew the contract to continue using the software, otherwise you will have the option to purchase the licenses, if you do not renew it, you will have to uninstall it. The buy-back clause (section 2, paragraph g, clause v) describes this as the difficult part of licensing. if you do not formulate it 100% correctly – this leaves room for interpretation. What are the other implications I didn`t mention above?. “The redemption order must include subscription licenses for: I guess it was a financial decision.

How much does the company expect to save if it doesn`t renew? Or do I need to get a new license after not connecting to the KMS server for 180 days?. . 1) for all Company Products that allow redemption, the number of perpetual licenses equal to the total number of currently qualified devices or qualified users of the Registered Partner for such Products, and/or. One gives you permission to keep all the licenses you`ve used until the end of your EA. This is called “Enterprise 6”. He`s the guy we have in our company. The other does not give you permission to use any of the previously used licenses. You will need to repurchase all licenses if you want to continue using them. This type, if EA is cheaper than the previous one. I don`t know the name of this EA. To deploy new desktops/servers, I need to purchase the licenses.

With Select Plus, I can get Windows 7 Enterprise, I believe. I like to have the same software (photo) on all my clients. What is going on? They are not compliant. If and when you are audited, bad things like fines can happen. My company headquarters decided not to renew our company-wide EA with Microsoft, which we had for some time. My question now is what the implications of this decision are. We have several locations around the world, I`m responsible for the US location. The EA we have is for server, clients, Office + Visio + project Will all clients still reactivate the operating system and Office via KMS server in the future? Thank you all. Sanchit Kumar is right, after speaking with a Microsoft licensing expert: “The Enterprise Agreement includes a subscription option for companies that license Microsoft products and don`t want to buy them.” This topic has been blocked by an administrator and can no longer be commented.

Microsoft is a brand of the Microsoft group of companies a very bad. If the EA is not respected, it means, in my opinion, that they will no longer use the software. To continue this discussion, please ask a new question. (2) any additional product used by a registered partner for which it has not yet placed an order; and. Today we installed Windows 7 Enterprise, Office 2010 Pro Plus, some clients with Visio and Project. The servers are mainly 2008R2 or 2012R2. We use a KMS server to activate licenses. I can find the following information in the “Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center”: As far as I know, I can still use all installed clients. (1) Qualified equipment and qualified users added during the last year of the registration period; and 2) Additional products are determined by the number of perpetual licenses the registered affiliate receives.

What happens if I need to restore/remap an (existing) workstation, I can always (re-)activate it?. . . .