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Authorized Mobility partners

An Authorized Mobility partner IS authorized by Microsoft. This type of partner has signed the Services Provider License Agreement as well as a License Mobility Addendum, authorizing them to receive eligible server licenses from customers to use with their shared…

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Authorized Outsourcers

An organization offering outsourcing solutions for customers that isn’t a Listed Provider is called an Authorized Outsourcer by Microsoft. Note that the term “Authorized” doesn’t indicate that an organization has gone through any sort of formal authorization process, it’s merely…

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Listed Providers

The Listed Providers, as defined by Microsoft, are the following organizations: Alibaba, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. If there were to be changes to the list of Listed Providers, you can always find the up-to-date list here. If you want to…

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Azure

When customers run virtual machines in Azure they’re probably using Azure multi-tenant hardware, but there’s also a dedicated hardware option called Azure Dedicated Host. If you want to use your licenses in either Azure solution you need to be eligible…

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Eligibility

When you acquire a license there are certain rights included in that license purchase – the rights to install the software on your own on-premises servers, for example. Rights to do more than that – install the software on third…

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Overview of options

The aim of this section of the LicenseVerse content is to bring all of these alternatives together so that you can see either what choices you have with certain types of licenses, or indeed what licenses you need to achieve…

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LICENSE DEPLOYMENT OPTIONS 

30 years ago, customers bought their server licenses with, or without, Software Assurance through a Volume Licensing agreement and then deployed the products on their own on-premises servers. They acquired device licenses for Windows and Office in the same way…

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Licensing requirements

From a licensing perspective, customers need to either purchase Software Subscriptions through a CSP partner to license these solutions, or to bring licenses with active Software Assurance acquired through any Volume Licensing agreement. In April 2023, Microsoft adjusted the licensing…

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Types of CSP-Hoster solutions

A CSP-Hoster partner can access the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) to build solutions for customers who then either bring their own licenses to license the solution, or purchase licenses from the partner. When a customer purchases licenses from a…

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LICENSING CSP-HOSTER SOLUTIONS

Microsoft introduced the CSP-Hoster program in October 2022 to enable hosting partners to build and manage solutions based on Microsoft software. A CSP-Hoster partner is both a SPLA partner and a Direct CSP partner who has signed the CSP-Hoster Authorization.…

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