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|Understanding Changes to the Microsoft EA|
|Wednesday, 30 November 2011|
In mid-2011, Microsoft rolled out noteworthy changes to its Enterprise Agreement (EA) contracts. A tighter true-up reporting timeline, changes to how discount levels are determined, and other contract modifications will impact both new customers and customers coming up for renewal. Although the new contracts themselves are not likely to materially alter an organization’s overall licensing costs, they do affect procurement professionals by changing the scope and the timing of certain Enterprise Agreement (EA) administration tasks. Furthermore, changes to the EA contract structure and the timing for customer licensing inventory report submissions could require attention from legal and finance departments.
Sections in the Microsoft Licensing Enterprise Agreement Report