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Commitment

When a partner orders User SLs for a customer they set up a Subscription for that Online Service. This is essentially a container to which they add licenses. So, if The Papaya Hire Company want 25 Office 365 E3 licenses…

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Minimums

There is no minimum order in CSP, a partner may order just one User SL if that’s all that’s required for a customer. Don’t take this to mean that CSP is only aimed at smaller businesses, this rule is just…

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License type availability

The main license types for the Online Services available through CSP are Full User SLs and In-cloud Add-on User SLs. The To-cloud Add-on and From SA User SLs are mainly a purchasing mechanism for Enterprise Enrollment customers, although some From…

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Product availability

Just about all of the Online Services are available in CSP. The small exceptions include Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise Device SLs (only available in the EA) and Microsoft Relationship Sales User SLs (also only available in the EA):

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BUYING ONLINE SERVICES: CSP (NCE)

The Cloud Solution Provider program was launched in 2016 to enable partners to sell Office 365 either as standalone licenses or as part of a partner solution. The terms of the program meant that partners were free to set the…

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Other interesting licenses

There are a couple of other licenses associated with Microsoft 365 E3/E5 that are worth mentioning at this point. Microsoft 365 E3 – Unattended The Microsoft 365 E3 – Unattended SL licenses a bot to run repetitive tasks in a…

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Workplace Discount Program

Organizations that purchase 2,000 or more licenses for Microsoft 365 E3 and/or Microsoft 365 E5 through a Volume Licensing agreement or CSP are eligible for the Workplace Discount Program. This means that their users can purchase Microsoft 365 Family or…

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On-premises use rights

On-premises server access rights The Microsoft 365 E3 and E5 User SLs include rights to access licensed on-premises servers equivalent to those for Office 365 E3/E5 and EMS E3/E5. On-premises server installation rights There is one other quirk with Microsoft…

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Special rights to Office Professional Plus

When customers move from the Professional/Enterprise Desktop to Microsoft 365 E3/E5 they stop paying the Software Assurance on these traditional licenses but in a perpetual agreement they do retain ownership of the licenses. That means that they can use the…

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