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Overview

Listed Providers or Authorized Outsourcers An outsourcing organization is a third party that customers use to handle their IT infrastructure which probably includes hardware, IT services, and software. Microsoft categorize all outsourcing organizations into either Listed Providers or Authorized Outsourcers.…

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FLEXIBLE VIRTUALIZATION BENEFIT

Microsoft introduced the Flexible Virtualization Benefit in October 2022 to enable customers to use their (eligible) licenses to install and run software on an Authorized Outsourcer’s hardware that is shared between multiple customers.

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Migration rights

The Azure Hybrid Benefit allows a customer to use their licenses in an on-premises instruction OR in Azure virtual machines OR with Azure SQL PaaS solutions. There is, however, an exception to this rule: when customers are migrating existing workloads…

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Extended Security Updates in Azure

If you run Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 virtual machines in Azure, they're automatically enabled for Extended Security Updates. You don't need to configure anything, and there's no additional charge for using Extended Security Updates with Azure virtual machines.…

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Migration rights

Windows Server Standard Core licenses may be assigned to EITHER an on-premises infrastructure OR to Azure. There is, however, an exception to this rule: when customers are migrating existing workloads to Azure then the licenses may be assigned to both…

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