Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement Program
What Is a Service Provider? Service providers offer a variety of services to customers such as access to third-party software, business transaction services, and line-of-business (LOB) applications. Service providers offer customers direct or indirect access to Microsoft server licensed products (products) or software services that interact with Microsoft products.
Types of Service Providers Offer Provides customers with direct or indirect access to Microsoft products such as hosted websites or LOB applications through Microsoft server products. Offers customers software services that interact with Microsoft products. – In this scenario, you, not your customer, are the licensee. Facilitates customers business, including transactions with third parties, through software services that interact with Microsoft products. Provides customers with access to and use of any application, Microsoft or otherwise, and the application is running on a server and interacts with a Microsoft product on that server.
Benefits through SPLA Deliver a customized service Pay as you go with no up-front costs Access the most current product versions Try before you buy Prior version rights Outsource data center services Include your affiliates
Ideal SPLA Partners Application service providers Business process outsourcers (BPO) Franchisees and franchises IT outsourcers that provide software licenses Messaging or collaboration service providers Platform infrastructure providers PC rental companies Streaming media providers Web hosting providers Web or Internet service providers ISVs that provide hosted applications
Program Requirements 1.Must be a member of the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) & a member of the Microsoft Hosting Community.Microsoft Partner Network Microsoft Hosting Community 2.Sign a Microsoft Business and Services Agreement. 3.Designate a licensed products reseller. Work with a SPLA reseller to complete the SPLA and MBSA. The reseller does the following: 1.Collects your monthly use report or zero use report and submits it to Microsoft. 2.Collects payment for the licenses made available to users during the previous month. 3.Assists you on all aspects of the SPLA Program. Selects a SPLA reseller from the list at 4.Provide monthly reporting on software licenses 5.Submit a monthly invoice payment. 6.Comply with the Services Provider Use Rights (SPUR)Services Provider Use Rights (SPUR) 7.Abide by copyright guidelines, the use of trademarks, and antipiracy obligations (including Affiliates) 8.Provide technical support 9.Agree to participate in Microsoft SPLA audits 10.Comply with the export requirements
Licensing Models Licensing is monthly 2 Types of licenses*: – Per Subscriber: A Subscriber Access License (SAL) is required for each unique individual user or device that is authorized to access or otherwise use the licensed products – Per Processor: Each Processor License allows an unlimited number of users to access the product that is installed on that processor for products licensed through a per-processor model * Not all Products are available in both license models
I signed up…now what? Obtain master copies of the Microsoft product Provide software services that interact with Microsoft products to your customers Ensure that your customers have agreed to & are provided the required Microsoft customer license terms &use rights Sign the License Mobility Addendum if you plan to become an Authorized Mobility PartnerAuthorized Mobility Partner
Products Available Microsoft Dynamics business software Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services Microsoft Exchange Server Microsoft Forefront Client Security Microsoft Office SharePoint® Server Microsoft Office Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft System Center Windows Server operating system *For Full Set of Products visit most recent SPUR documentSPUR document
Agreement Terms 3 year term After 3 yrs you can: – Let expire – Sign new agreement – Sign 12 or the longest remaining customer agreement Extensions need to be made 30 days prior to expiring Termination with 60 days notice – 30 days of agreement expiring required to remove all client software from customers PCs
Pricing Can request pricing from SYNNEX by ing Prices changes – Decrease: ANYTIME – Increase: Once each calendar year on Jan 1st
Media & Product Keys Products can be downloaded on VLSC websiteVLSC website Physical can also be order from SYNNEX Keys – Can be accessed through VLSC – Contact Microsoft Activation Center
Reporting Monthly Reporting required for each product made available for calendar month – End user information is required – Adjustments Reporting needs to be done in 90 days of invoice & detailed explanation Zero Reporting required if no sales made – 6 consecutive months of zero reporting may terminate agreement with MSFT Final Reporting needs to provide same monthly or zero reporting – Must maintain records for 2 years after termination or expiration
How to EnrollServices Provider License Agreement Meet the following two requirements: – Enroll in the Microsoft Partner Network at https://partner.microsoft.com/global/ https://partner.microsoft.com/global/ – Enroll in the Microsoft Hosting Community at https://partner.microsoft.com/global/ https://partner.microsoft.com/global/ Sign the SPLA and either sign a new MBSA or link an existing one to the SPLA. To link to an existing MBSA, provide the MBSA number to your reseller. After Microsoft has received your SPLA and verified your existing MBSA status (or processed a new MBSA), a welcome letter is sent that contains an agreement number. Details on how to obtain media and product key activation are listed above. For the most current information on the SPLA Program, visit the Microsoft Partner Network at https://partner.microsoft.com/ https://partner.microsoft.com/
Added SPLA Resources SYNNEX Hosting Page including details on SYNNEX partner program Capture the Cloud, Hosting – Microsoft Volume Licensing for Partners: https://partner.microsoft.com/global/ Services Provider License Agreement Program: – https://partner.microsoft.com/ https://partner.microsoft.com/ Microsoft Hosting Community: – https://partner.microsoft.com/global/ https://partner.microsoft.com/global/ Microsoft Hosting Solutions: – Microsoft Hosting University: – Microsoft Services Provider Use Rights: – https://partner.microsoft.com/global/licensing/licensingprograms/ltvolumelicensing/ https://partner.microsoft.com/global/licensing/licensingprograms/ltvolumelicensing/ Microsoft Product Use Rights – License Mobility through Software Assurance – – Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center: https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/servicecenter/Home.aspx https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/servicecenter/Home.aspx Partner Training with the Microsoft Partner Learning Center (Logon Required): – https://training.partner.microsoft.com/plc/register.aspx?publisher=3&courseid=1166 https://training.partner.microsoft.com/plc/register.aspx?publisher=3&courseid=1166