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Multiple benefits for SQL Server

SQL Server Standard and Enterprise Core licenses with Software Assurance are eligible for both the License Mobility through SA benefit AND the Azure Hybrid Benefit. This gives a bit of an overlap as far as Azure is concerned since both…

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Processes

When eligible licenses are assigned to a partner’s shared servers or to Azure multi-tenant hardware there is a process that needs to be followed. There’s a form called the License Verification Form which must be completed within 10 days of…

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Licensing rules

Licenses may be used either on-premises or with virtual machines running on the authorized hardware detailed in the Hardware options section. The licensing rules (for the most part) don’t change and for the products licensed with the Server/CAL licensing model,…

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Eligible products

Licenses with active Software Assurance acquired through any Volume Licensing agreement for the following products include this benefit: System Center 2022 SQL Server 2022 BizTalk Server 2020 Project Server SE Exchange Server 2019 SharePoint Server SE Skype for Business 2019…

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Hardware options

Customers can choose to use their licenses in Azure, and the following Azure options are permitted: Azure multi-tenant servers Azure Dedicated Host Alternatively, customers can choose to use a partner’s hardware, and the following options are supported: Shared hardware managed…

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LICENSE MOBILITY THROUGH SA

License Mobility through SA is a Software Assurance benefit, and it allows customers to use their eligible server application licenses on specific third party hardware.

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Desktop applications

The Flexible Virtualization Benefit applies to the desktop applications too, and so customers with Office LTSC Standard or Professional Plus 2021 licenses with Software Assurance can run the Office applications from an Authorized Outsourcer’s shared hardware for access from licensed…

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Windows 11

The Flexible Virtualization Benefit also applies to Windows 11 enabling customers to deploy desktop operating systems software on an Authorized Outsourcer’s shared servers. This can then be accessed by licensed users or by users using licensed devices. Customers can either…

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Windows Server

The introduction of the Flexible Virtualization Benefit enables Windows Server licenses to be used for the first time on third-party shared hardware outside of Azure. The new licensing option to license Windows Server by virtual machine was also introduced in…

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Licensing rules

The rules for licensing products in an Authorized Outsourcer’s shared or dedicated environment are the same as the rules for licensing the products in a customer’s on-premises infrastructure. The following sections give a bit more detail on Windows Server, Windows…

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