Thursday 10th March 2016
Microsoft have just announced that they are making a strategic change to the Enterprise Agreement (EA) program by raising the minimum commitment from 250 to 500 users or devices.Beginning on 1st July 2016, the minimum commitment for commercial customers signing new Enterprise Enrolments and Enterprise Subscription Enrolments will rise from 250 to 500 users and/or devices. Existing customers approaching renewal with fewer than 500 users and/or devices will be able to extend their current Enrolments for 36 months, in keeping with current program rules.
How does this change effect you?If you have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) with between 250 and 500 users or devices, that expires before 1st July 2016, you now have two options:Option 1: Microsoft will allow you to either renew your EA normally for three more years plus an additional three-year extension for a total of six years (optional), or you have the option to migrate to a Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA)Option 2: As long as you have not already used your right to a one-time 36 month EA extension, you will have the option to extend your current EA for 36 months when it expires, or you have the option to migrate to a Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA)Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA)The MPSA offers a better solution tailored to the needs of smaller customers. The MPSA, with recent enhancements including Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS) and multi-year subscriptions, provides a full hybrid solution:All the Cloud Services and Software You Need:
Fast, flexible purchasing:
More value in a single agreement:
Please speak to your Bytes account manager or simply call 01372 418 500 to talk to a dedicated Microsoft licensing adviser who will provide guidance on the best Microsoft agreement for your business.
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