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Machine Learning Server: Tools for analyzing data at scale, retired by Microsoft on July 1, 2022.

MCA: Microsoft Customer Agreement.

MCA-E: See Microsoft Customer Agreement for enterprise.

MDOP: Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack.

Microsoft Forms Pro: The previous name of Dynamics 365 Customer Voice.

Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA): A licensing agreement aimed at the larger customer who has more than 250 users or devices. Learn about the basics of the MPSA, and how to buy on-premises products and the Online Services.

Microsoft Relationship Sales: A single license for Dynamics 365 Sales Enterprise and LinkedIn Sales Navigator Advanced Plus. Learn about the licensing of Microsoft Relationship Sales here.

Microsoft Cost Management: A set of tools to help customers to gain visibility into their costs and optimize their spend on Azure services and Online Services.

Microsoft Customer Agreement: A single licensing agreement governing a customer’s purchases. Learn more about the Microsoft Customer Agreement here.

Microsoft Customer Agreement for enterprise (MCA-E): A larger, more strategic customer signs the Microsoft Customer Agreement and buys direct from Microsoft. Learn about the basics and how to buy Azure services through the MCA-E.

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack: Often known as MDOP, this is a suite of desktop management tools. Learn about MDOP licensing here.

MPSA: Microsoft Products and Services Agreement.

Microsoft Relationship Sales Solution Plus: The previous name for Microsoft Relationship Sales.

Microsoft Sales Copilot: The previous name for Microsoft Copilot for Sales.

Microsoft R Server: The previous name for Machine Learning Server.

MRS: Microsoft Relationship Sales.

MSDN Platforms: One of the Visual Studio 2022 Standard subscriptions. Learn about the licensing of MSDN Platforms here.

Multiplexing: The use of hardware or software to pool connections, or reduce the number of devices or users that directly access or use SQL Server. Learn about licensing multiplexing scenarios with SQL Server.

Multi-threading: In licensing terms, when a physical core supports a number of virtual cores, or several physical cores support a single virtual core. Learn about licensing multi-threading scenarios with SQL Server.

New Version rights: Rights to use a newer version of a product released during the term of an agreement. Learn more about New Version rights here.

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Office LTSC 2021: The Microsoft suite of desktop productivity tools and a cost-effective way for organizations to license all of these products. Learn about licensing Office LTSC 2021 here.

Open License program: A Volume Licensing agreement aimed at smaller customers which was retired in December 2021. Learn how customers transition their licenses for on-premises products, Online Services and Azure to other agreements.

Open Value non Organization-Wide agreement: A Volume Licensing agreement aimed at smaller customers which does not require a customer to commit to any product organization-wide. Learn about the basics of the Open Value non Organization-Wide agreement, and how on-premises products, Online Services and Azure are purchased through this agreement.

Open Value Organization-Wide agreement: A Volume Licensing agreement aimed at smaller customers which requires a customer to commit to certain products across their organization. Learn about the basics of the Open Value Organization-Wide agreement, and how on-premises products, Online Services and Azure are purchased through this agreement.

Open Value Subscription (OVS) agreement: A Volume Licensing agreement aimed at smaller customers based on subscription licenses and a requirement to commit to certain products organization-wide. Learn about the basics of the Open Value Subscription agreement, and how on-premises products, Online Services and Azure are purchased through this agreement.

OVS: Open Value Subscription agreement.

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Partner Center: The portal used by transacting CSP partners.

Perpetual license: A license a customer owns forever.

Planning Services: A Software Assurance benefit retired by Microsoft in 2021.

Power BI Report Server: An on-premises server product that enables licensed Power BI Pro users to publish Power BI reports and distribute them across the organization. Learn about licensing Power BI Report Server here.

Power Virtual Agents: The precursor to Copilot Studio.

Product Terms: Until February 2021 Microsoft released monthly Product Terms and Online Services Terms documents which, together, gave detail on the licensing of its products. From March 2021, however, these documents are replaced by the Product Terms website.

Product Use Rights: The precursor to the Product Terms.

Project 2021: The desktop product aimed at project managers either working on their own using Standard edition, or as part of a Project Server project management solution. Learn about the licensing of Project 2021 here.

Project Server: A project management server solution that allows project managers, key stakeholders, and other team members to collaborate on a project. Learn about the licensing of Project Server SE and Project Server 2019.

Purchasing Accounts: Specific to the MPSA, allowing an organization to structure themselves as they want when purchasing their licenses. Learn about Purchasing Accounts with on-premises products and Online Services.