Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement

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Microsoft
®

Services Provider License Agreement

PROGRAM
REFERENCE CARD


Services Provider License Agreement
:

With the Services
Provider License Agreement (SPLA) program, your
organization can license
Microsoft
®

products and use these
licensed
products
(“products

)
to provide software services
and hosted applications to your customers.


With SPLA,
you are the licensee not the customer.

Software services

are services that you provide to your
customers that make
Microsoft
products available and that
display, run, access, or otherwise interact with Microsoft
products. You provide these services from one or more data
centers
via

the Internet, a telephony network, or a private
network on a rental, subscription, or
services basis, whether
or not you receive a fee. Software services exclude installing
a Microsoft product directly on any device to permit a
customer to interact with the Microsoft product.



The
SPLA
I
s
A
pplicable
in the Following S
ituations
:



You provide your customers with direct or indirect access to
Microsoft products, such as hosted websites or line
-
of
-
business
(LOB) applications through Microsoft server products. Direct and
indirect access occurs when:



You facilitate your customer’s busin
ess (including business
transactions with third parties) through software services
.




You
give

your customers access to, and use of, any
application (Microsoft or other
s
), and the application run
s
on
a server and interacts with a Microsoft product on that
server.



You provide software services

that

interact with Microsoft
products to your customers.

Services Provider License Agreement Program Overview


Fi nd the
Services Provider

Use Rights (
S
PUR
)

at
http://www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/userights/DocumentSearch.aspx?Mode=3&
DocumentTypeId=2
.

Who

the
SPLA Is

For

The
SPLA is for organizations that want to
offer hosted software and services to
customers, such as
web

hosting, hosted
applications, messaging, collaboration, and
platform infrastructure.

Key Benefits

The following benefits are available through
the
SPLA:


Deliver a customized service.
Flexibility to deliver tailored IT services to your customers through a dedicated or shared hosting
environment. Increase the value of
your services by managing software use rights for your customers.



Pay as you go with no up
-
front costs.
Pay only for the products that you
made available to

your customers to use the previous
month. There are no start
-
up costs, monthly sales requirements,

or long
-
term commitments.


Access the most current product versions.
Give your customers the most current and capable Microsoft platform. Download your
products at no charge through the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) instead of ordering p
hysical media.


Try before you buy

licenses
.
Test and evaluate products internally before offering them to your customers as a service.


Prior version rights.
Rights to prior product versions

to support

a sea
mless transition for developers and

independent so
ftware
vendors

(
ISVs
)

to move to
the
SPLA and have a hosted business model.


Outsource data center services.
Install Microsoft products on servers under the day
-
to
-
day management and control of an
outsourcing company. That company can then perform data center administration, testing, and maintenance support services on
your behalf.


Install at customer facilities
.
Install Microsoft products on devices you own or lease that are located on your customer’s premises.


Offer demonstrations and evaluations.
You can have up to 50 active user IDs for service/product

demos and
give

your customers a
free 60
-
day trial period
.


Include your affiliates

under a single agreement.


Expand your reach to academic institutions.
Expand your business with specific price offerings available to your academic customers
through
the
SPLA.

Licensing

Model

Licenses under the SPLA are subscription
licenses that can be used during the
agreement
’s term
.


Per subscriber.

A
S
ubscriber
A
ccess
L
icense
(SAL) is required for each unique individual
user or device that is authorized to access or
otherwise use
the licensed products. With the
SAL option, you do not need a separate
server license.


Per processor
.

Each processor license allows
an unlimited number of users to access the
software that is installed on that processor for
products licensed through a per
-
processor
model.





Services Provider License Agreement

Program Comparison

©

2011 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
MICROSOFT MAKES NO
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY.

Microsoft provides this material solely for
informational and marketing purposes.

1111

RESOURCES

SPLA Information:

Microsoft Volume Licensing Information
:

Questions:

https://partner.microsoft.com/licensing
/


http://www.microsoft.com/licensing
/


Contact your SPLA reseller or Microsoft Account Manager
.

http://www.microsoft.com/hosting/en/us/licensing/splahowto.aspx



SPLA and Other Volume Licensing
Agreements
/Licenses



Services Provider
License
Agreement

Other Volume Licensing


(
Enterprise Agreement, Select
Plus, Open
Programs
)

License Mobility through
Software Assurance

(via Other Volume Licensing)



Outsourcer Enrollment
*


External Connector License

Program Use Scenarios



An organization offers software
services to its customers through
servers connected to the Internet or
a private network. Microsoft licensed
products are used to provide these
services, such as:



Website hosting



Applications hosting



Messaging servic
e (for example,
email services)



Data hosting



You use Microsoft products for your
own business purposes and to create
or access your own proprietary
information.

• These agreements grant customers
perpetual licenses, with the exception
of subscription
-
bas
ed agreements.



License Mobility through Software
Assurance is a customer benefit
through Software Assurance.



Customers can move certain
Volume Licensing server
applications to an Authorized
Mobility Partner shared data

center.



The customer remains the
licensee
of the Microsoft product(s)
deployed to the partner data

center.
The c
ustomer
must
have
appropriate
Client Access Licenses
(
CALs
)
.
The s
ervi ce provi der
must
provi de
the
operating system
.



The
SPLA i s
used
to l i cense the
shared i nfrastructure

and l e
ts

partners run software services
and
virtual machines

for customers
deployed workloads through
License Mobility, all in a single
partner licensing model.



Requires
a
SPLA partner to sign
the
License Mobility Addendum.

• An Outsourcer Enrollment allows a
third party to purchase licenses on
behalf of its customers when
providing financing and/or IT
management services.

• The outsourcer acquires Microsoft
products under an EA/Select
Plus
Enrollment solely for
a

customer’s

internal use.

• The
outsourcer

is the licensee of the
Microsoft products acquired under
the Outsourcer Enrollment for the
agreement
’s term
.

• The outsourcer transfers the licenses
to the customer when the
Enrollment term ends or allows the
licenses to exp
ire.




An External Connector License is an
alternative to CALs. It gives you the right
to grant an unlimited number of
external users access to certain
Microsoft server products.



External users are neither (i) the
entity or the entity’ s affiliates’
employees, nor (ii) the entity or the
entity’s affiliates’ onsite contractors
or agents.

• The
l
icensees cannot use the External
Connector License to provide access to
a software appl
ication that solely
enables its customers’ business
operations or to provide access to a
software application where access to
the software application is the primary
benefit.

An exception is that the
External Connector License can be
used

for a
s
elf
-
h
osted

ISV.*
*

Business Cases

Case I


Company A uses Microsoft SQL
Server
®

database software
and
the

Windows Server
operating system
to
store and display its customers’
(Company B) website content
.


Case II


Company C delivers
an

LOB
application that runs on
Windows Server
with a SQL Server database. This
application is available to Company B’s
customers as software services.

Case I


Company A acquires
Windows

Server products for its internal
employees to use

through an Enterprise
Agreement (EA).

Case I

EA c
ustomer Company
A

moves
a
n

LOB application

that uses
Exchange Server
to a ser
vice provider’s
data

center. Company A deploys the
Exchange Server VL instances to the
service provider‘ s hosted environment
through License Mobility
. The LOB
application is hosted on a shared
server with a dedicated instance for
Company A. The service provider
provides Windows Server access
through their SPLA.

Case I


Company C outsources its IT
functions to another organization. If
Company C wants
that organization to
take on the financial obligation of
licensing acquisition under Company C’s
Select
Plus

Agreement, Company C
can

use the Outsourcer Enrollment.

Case I


An online store allows its
customers to purchase merchandise
through Microsoft pr
oducts that it has
licensed under an Enterprise Agreement.

Case II


Company A allows Company B
access to a Microsoft Project Server to
collaborate on a business project.


*
Outsourcer Enrollment requires special approval to ensure qualification with the Outsourcer Enrollment terms. Outsourcing par
tners should contact their Microsoft representative or SPLA r
eseller.


*
*Find the PUR at
http://www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/userights/DocumentSearch.aspx?Mode=3&DocumentTypeId=1
.