Adding Software Assurance to Fully Packaged Product and OEM Purchases

 

I have received this question about 4 times over the last few weeks, so thought I better provide a little clarity

General rules for adding SA to FPP, the product must be the latest version AND you have 90days from product purchase*

FPP Applications  No

FPP Servers       Yes

FPP Systems      Yes

FPP Office is not eligible for SA, there is a retail VUP <Version upgrade> to take you to Office 200x

 

General rules for adding SA to OEM, the product must be the latest version AND you have 90days from product purchase*

OEM Applications  Yes

OEM Servers       Yes

OEM Systems      Yes

Note: These are general rules, we do, on occasion, run promo’s which could extend the grace period past 90days, always check with your reseller on this

*This detail is in the Product List as below

 

Full Packaged Products <FPP>

OEM

Programs

Application pool

N/A

SA available only as outlined below

Applies to Open License, Select, Select Plus and non Company-wide under Open Value and Additional Products under Enterprise Agreements. It does not apply to Enterprise Products under Open Value and Enterprise Agreements

Systems pool

SA available

SA available

Server Pool

SA available

SA available

  • Customers may have the option to acquire Software Assurance for certain licenses purchased from the Retail channel (full packaged product) or from an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). Eligibility varies by program, product pool and the license source. 
  • In all cases, only licenses for the latest version of a product are eligible, and the Software Assurance must be acquired “within 90 days” from the date the licenses are acquired. 
  • Under Open Value, this option applies only to non Company-wide products.  Under Enterprise Agreements, it applies only to Additional Products “within 90 days”. 

Notes: Office MUI is now an SA benefit, so adding SA to OEM Office licenses gives you the right to Office MUI

Notes: Windows MUI is now an SA benefit, so additng SA to OEM Windows or FPP Windows licenses gives you the right to Office MUI

 

NEXT TIME……………………..Announcement on licensing changes to Windows 2008 OS and Windows CALs in a Virtualisation environment…………

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