Microsoft Cloud Agreement (MCA) is a transactional licensing agreement for commercial and government organizations that want to outsource the management of their cloud services entirely through a cloud solution provider (CSP). *This pension does not apply to State and Education Select Plus agreements or if the MPSA is not available on July 1, 2016. For a complete list of markets where MPSA is available, see the MPSA FAQ. Get answers to frequently asked questions about the Select Plus retreat. To host application server licenses with License Mobility through Software Assurance, you must be an authorized License Mobility partner. The purchase of a software license does not mean that the user can use the product(s) at will. This is true whether it is 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 criminal prosecution. Understanding some of the basic elements of Microsoft`s VL program® will at least allow customers to familiarize themselves with the program and determine if they can control the acquisition process themselves or if it is wise to ask for help. It`s important to note that finding “help” doesn`t necessarily mean relying on Microsoft® or their resellers. Both parties 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 third-party consultant or expert acting on your behalf. Volume licenses are not always transferable. For example, only certain types of Microsoft volume licenses can be transferred, provided that a formal transfer process is completed and allows Microsoft to register the new owner.

A very small number of software providers specialize in brokering such transfers to enable the sale of volume licenses and keys. The most notable of these, discounted licensing, pioneered selling Microsoft volume licenses in this way. [3] Open Value Enterprise-Wide and Open Value Subscription are commitment-based agreements for commercial and government organizations that wish to obtain enterprise-wide licenses over a period of one or two years. Software Assurance is included.