There are some important Microsoft licensing guides that can be downloaded from Microsoft’s download site.
Since most of our Microsoft Licensing is Open Value based we downloaded the Reference Guide and then the Open License Program Guide.
From the Reference Guide:
From the Open Value License Program Guide:
We prefer to license our clients, if we can, using Open Value licensing because it gives our clients and us access to a wealth of additional product features. We select the three year spread payment option for all of those agreements so that our clients can distribute the costs across the life of the agreement.
We get a bonus by having recurring revenues over the life of the agreement too.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
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