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Instance size flexibility: A feature available for Azure virtual machines where a Reserved Instance can automatically be applied to a different virtual machine of the same family if a customer’s needs change. Learn about instance size flexibility here.


LAR: Large Account Reseller.

Large Account Reseller (LAR): The previous name for a Licensing Solutions Partner (LSP).

Lead Status SKU: A SKU not on the public Enterprise Agreement price list but which can be transacted by talking to a Microsoft person.

Licensed user: A term Microsoft use to refer to the single person to whom a User Subscription License has been assigned.

License Mobility across Server Farms: A Software Assurance benefit that relaxes the 90-day license reassignment rule so that virtual machines may move freely around a server farm and the server licenses may be reassigned as required. Learn about License Mobility across Server Farms with SQL Server.

License Mobility through SA: A Software Assurance benefit that allows customers to use their eligible server application licenses on Authorized Mobility partner’s hardware. Learn about the License Mobility through SA benefit here.

Licensing Guides: Microsoft produce a whole host of splendid Licensing Guides. Find them here.

Licensing Solutions Partner (LSP): A partner authorized by Microsoft to sell Enterprise Agreements.

LinkedIn Sales Navigator Enterprise: Part of the Microsoft Relationship Sales solution.

Listed Provider: Alibaba, Amazon, Google and Microsoft. Learn about licensing with Listed Providers here.

Long-Term Servicing Branch: The previous name of the Long-Term Servicing Channel.

Long-Term Servicing Channel: A servicing channel which provides new releases of software every two to three years. Learn about the Long-Term Servicing Channel for Windows Server, System Center, Windows 11, Office, and Visio.

LSP: Licensing Solutions Partner.

LTSB: Long-Term Servicing Branch.

LTSC: Long-Term Servicing Channel.

Lync Online: The previous name of Skype for Business Online.

Lync Server: The previous name of Skype for Business Server.