Organizations with more than 250 users or devices can choose between an Enterprise Agreement (EA) and Select Plus, which can be summarized as follows: The main effect of this form of licensing is that if ownership of the software remains with the software publisher, the end user must accept the software license. In other words, without the acceptance of the license, the end user cannot use the software at all. An example of such a proprietary software license is the license for Microsoft Windows. As with proprietary software licenses, this license contains a broad list of activities that are limited, for example.B.: reverse engineering, simultaneous use of software by multiple users, and the publication of repositories or performance tests. Technological changes also contribute to the complexity of licensing. Developments such as virtualization, mobile devices and cloud computing have forced MS® to change the terms of the license. Many of these changes cause transient complications for existing customers and may require exceptions for certain products or regions. Purchasing a software license does not mean that the user can use the product (s) as he pleases. It`s a consumer buying a fully packaged product or a company with hundreds of thousands of systems. Microsoft® sells licenses that the user must comply with or risk legal and potentially punishable measures. If you understand some of the basics for Microsoft`s VL program®, customers can at least familiarize themselves with the program and determine if they can navigate the entry process themselves or whether it`s helpful to seek help.
It is important to note that searching for “support” does not necessarily mean relying on Microsoft® or their chain partners for help. Each party will help you spend your money, but they are in business to maximize their own income and may not be as motivated to save you money as a consultant or third party who acts on your behalf. We license software to organizations under agreements that allow the end user to purchase multiple licenses for products and services. Our agreements for multi-product and service licensing organizations are designed to give them the ability to do so without having to purchase packaged products separated through retail channels.