SPLA: How do you license a product when it gets deleted?

How do you license a product when it gets deleted?

“Why is this product no longer available?”

This is a question that I’m asked, usually around the time when clients are about to report on licenses, and they no longer see a product that you have been licensing for some time.

Over time, the range of products included in the SPUR and the SPLA price list has changed… and it will change again in the future.

So when a product is deleted from the SPLA program, how do you know whether you may continue to license it?

The program rules are as follows:

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Microsoft Simplifies the Select Plus Program

The Select Plus agreement, launched in October 2008, was designed for organizations with 250 or more PCs and allows customers to make transactional purchases from three product pools: applications, servers, and systems. Discount price levels are established based on points per product pool and updated as purchases are made. Software Assurance (Microsoft’s term for maintenance or upgrade protection) is optional.

In response to customer’s needs for greater flexibility and ease of manageability, Microsoft made two changes to the Select Plus program that took effect in March 2011.

Change to how rollover points are accounted for: [Read more…]