Effective July 1, 2016 it is no longer possible for corporate* customers to place new orders under existing Microsoft Select Plus agreements.
Existing corporate customers can migrate to Microsoft’s Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) on the same price levels you enjoy under Select Plus. This allows you to make the most of your current Select Plus investment, while enjoying the new features and benefits of MPSA.
Key benefits of MPSA:
- The agreement signature process is quick and easy
- The price level that applies to the MPSA agreement is based on both Online Services and On-premise license purchases, providing better value than Select Plus for customers who purchase both license types
- The new portal allows customers to easily view and manage users, licensing entitlements and Software Assurance (SA) benefits
*Plans for Government and Educational customers are still to be made public.
The MPSA is currently available in all countries worldwide (with the exception of People’s Republic of China, India and Turkey).
What you need to know about:
To learn more, view our MPSA At-a-glance.
Q. What happens to the licenses and Software Assurance Benefits (SABs) purchased under my current Select Plus?
A. Your use and access to existing licenses and SABs will not be affected by the retirement of Select Plus.
Q. When is the best time to switch to MPSA?
A. You can switch to MPSA at any time. The price level of an active Select Plus can be applied to your new MPSA, and will remain active for the first 12 months of the new agreement
Q. Is MPSA available for Government and Educational customers?
A. Yes, MPSA is available to Commercial, Government and Education customers
Microsoft Azure to be removed from MPSA in February 2017
Effective February 1, 2017 Microsoft will stop adding new Azure Pay As You Go (PAYG) customers to MPSA. Customers who wish to subscribe to Azure PAYG after this date can do so through Microsoft’s Online Subscription Program, Cloud Solution Provider Program, Enterprise Agreement, Server & Cloud Enrollment, and Open Programs.
Customers who are subscribing to Azure PAYG through MPSA as of January 31, 2017 will be able to continue subscribing through MPSA until such time as a migration plan is developed. Customers may move to another purchasing vehicle for Azure at a future date. Until that time, customers subscribing to Azure PAYG through MPSA may continue to do so.
Contact HPE to fulfil your Microsoft licensing needs. For more information about SLMS, access the following link: www.hpe.com/ww/slms.