Overview of the Changes to the June 2014 Volume Licensing Product List

There’s really not much new in the June 2014 Product List which, although disappointing in terms of excitement levels, is a bit of a relief in our ever-changing licensing world.

Products added

  • The only major product added is BizTalk Server 2013 R2 and it’s a straight-forward update of the 2013 editions; see page 10
  • SQL Server 2012Parallel Data Warehouse is now available through EES and Academic Select Plus; see page 25

Extra clarification

  • There’s a new section detailing the “Open Value Subscription migration period” on page 47. This confirms that if an OVS customer has Office Standard or Professional Plus licensed under the OVS then they can continue to use those products for 180 days after the expiration of the agreement if they have certain Office 365 USLs
  • There’s confirmation added on page 36 that with the Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Update, Sideloading no longer requires a VL Sideloading key. Sideloading is thus enabled by default on Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro and Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Enterprise