The Body of Knowledge books are the Microsoft licensing books which we love having on our own bookshelves. They’re comprehensive reference books written in an easy-to-understand way, with a detailed index to help you quickly and efficiently find the answers to day-to-day licensing questions.
The first Body of Knowledge (BOK) book was released in 2021 and is a comprehensive reference of Microsoft licensing current at June 2021. It has sections on the licensing of the on-premises products, Online Services and Azure, and how you buy them through the Volume Licensing agreements and CSP. You can download the table of contents here .
The licensing of Microsoft’s products evolves constantly and this book updated for 2022 adds important new innovations such as the Flexible Virtualization Benefit and Azure Savings Plans. You can download the table of contents here .
This book updated for 2023 includes important changes to Windows Server licensing and licensing Authorized Outsourcer and CSP-Hoster solutions. You can download the table of contents here .
Microsoft Licensing Body of Knowledge 2023: Online Services products edition
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The three current books make an excellent licensing resource and you can buy them at a discounted rate here.