Welcome to the second article in our “Licensing Logic” series. A series of exclusive articles provided by the Microsoft licensing team specifically for our TechNet audience. These around SCE, but what do I hear you ask? In a three-year contract, the number of desktops and qualified users can be adjusted on each contract anniversary. This allows for more flexibility to meet changing requirements. The rights of use are limited and end at the expiry of the contract. Leipzig, 23.05.2018 – Large customers with users in multiple countries often face different local data storage laws, which can sometimes be costly when it comes to local infrastructure. According to Microsoft, Multi-Geo for O365 should help deploy Office 365 as a centrally managed solution in each country, despite all regional differences. Multi-Geo is available to Enterprise Agreement customers with more than 5,000,365 users. In the SCE Agreement, you agree to respect the installation basis of one or more of the following components: application platform, development platform, or core infrastructure.
The central infrastructure component is when you license Windows Server and System Center through the core infrastructure suites for your entire server tree. The application platform component is the commitment to manage SA on each SQL Server installation (all versions) and optionally BizTalk and SharePoint Server. The development platform is the same concept, but keeps SA in Visual Studio Ultimate and Premium. Windows Azure doesn`t have an installation base, so there`s a financial commitment instead, but we`ll get to that in a moment. Alternatively, the customer can sign a pure Enterprise Online Services agreement with Microsoft. This option does not require enterprise-wide standardization. The customer must purchase at least 500 Enterprise Online Services licenses. Upon signing the agreement, Customer must define and communicate to Microsoft the number of desktop computers or qualified users and the desired Microsoft Enterprise or Enterprise Online Services products. This information represents the initial purchase.
Each anniversary must be the subject of a true up order for additional workstations or skilled users, on the basis of which the total cost of the previous year is calculated. Under a traditional on-premises Microsoft Enterprise agreement, the customer is allowed to license enterprise products individually or as a standard platform. However, at least one enterprise product must be standardized across the enterprise. With EAP, you had the option to postpone license purchases to update older versions. For example, if you had SQL Server 2005, you could simply purchase SA (known as SAPriorL) to bring it to the current version without having to pay for a new SQL Server 2012 license. .