Microsoft Business And Services Agreement 2018

When sign­ing the con­tract, the cus­tomer must define and com­mu­ni­cate the num­ber of desk­top com­put­ers or qual­i­fied users and the desired Microsoft Enter­prise or Enter­prise Online Ser­vices prod­ucts. This infor­ma­tion is the first pur­chase. Each anniver­sary is due to a Col­lec­tion Order (True Up Order) for addi­tional desk­top com­put­ers or qual­i­fied users, on the basis of which the total cost of the pre­vi­ous year is cal­cu­lated. Under a tra­di­tional on-premise-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 company-wide. It‘s no secret that acquir­ing Microsoft con­tracts, prod­ucts, and ser­vices is a com­plex under­tak­ing. One of the first things IT buy­ers should have in mind are the var­i­ous Microsoft con­tracts – and the multi-step archi­tec­ture on how they deal with each other. There are dif­fer­ent types of con­trac­tual doc­u­ments that need to be checked: the next doc­u­ments that may change each month (and are included by ref­er­ence in your agree­ment) are the prod­uct terms and the online terms of ser­vice. These are the doc­u­ments that explic­itly state the usage rights that Microsoft grants to a licensee for a par­tic­u­lar Microsoft prod­uct. Note that all uses that are not explic­itly granted are reserved by Microsoft.

We‘ll often have a cus­tomer who will express frus­tra­tion by say­ing, “Microsoft doesn‘t say I can‘t…” – but it doesn‘t work that way. Providers are not required to describe all pro­hib­ited use cases. All they need to do is artic­u­late the spe­cific rights of use they make avail­able to a licensee. In a three-year con­tract, the num­ber of qual­i­fied offices and users can be adjusted to each anniver­sary of the con­tract. This allows for greater flex­i­bil­ity to meet chang­ing require­ments. The rights of use are lim­ited and expire at the expiry of the con­tract. Finally, there are affil­i­ate reg­is­tra­tion forms, busi­ness reg­is­tra­tion or server and cloud reg­is­tra­tion. The “Enroll­ments” are the real vehi­cle with which a pur­chase is made.

These doc­u­ments describe all min­i­mum order require­ments as well as def­i­n­i­tions or terms spe­cific to the pro­gram. An exam­ple of busi­ness reg­is­tra­tion is the def­i­n­i­tion of a “qual­i­fied user” and a “qual­i­fied device”. These are impor­tant def­i­n­i­tions because by sign­ing a com­pany reg­is­tra­tion, you agree to pur­chase an enter­prise prod­uct (Office Pro­fes­sional, Win­dows oper­at­ing sys­tem, Enter­prise or Core-CAL and some O365-SKUs) for each qual­i­fied user or device within the orga­ni­za­tion. It is impor­tant to under­stand this respon­si­bil­ity and take steps to change this con­trac­tual lan­guage if you have large groups of users or devices that for some rea­son do not par­tic­i­pate in the agree­ment. Leipzig, 23.05.2018 — Large cus­tomers with users in sev­eral coun­tries often face dif­fer­ent local data stor­age laws, which can some­times be expen­sive in terms of local infra­struc­ture. Accord­ing to Microsoft, multi-geo for O365 should help get Office 365 up and run­ning as a cen­tral­ized solu­tion in each coun­try, despite all the regional dif­fer­ences. Multi-Geo is avail­able to Enter­prise Agree­ment cus­tomers with over 5,000 365 users. Alter­na­tively, the cus­tomer can sign an enter­prise online ser­vice agree­ment with Microsoft.

This option does not require enterprise-wide stan­dard­iza­tion. The cus­tomer must acquire at least 500 licenses of enter­prise online ser­vices. Program-level doc­u­ments include the Select Plus or MPSA agree­ment and the Enter­prise agree­ment. These doc­u­ments set out the rules of the licens­ing pro­gram. As part of the enter­prise agree­ment, the agree­ment describes, for exam­ple, the licens­ing process, the dura­tion of the licens­ing, the fact that Soft­ware Assur­ance is a nec­es­sary part of the Enter­prise Agree­ment pro­gram, and much more.…