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MAK

Multiple Activation Key (MAK), one of several available activation methods, requires devices to connect to a Microsoft-hosted activation service to complete the product activation process

Management Servers License Model

A license model exclusive to System Center products (and Advanced Threat Analytics) that requires managed servers and clients to be licensed with Server MLs (Management Licenses) and Client MLs respectively.

MBAM

Technology that manages BitLocker, Microsoft's full disk encryption technology; licensed with MDOP (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack). See BitLocker Administration and Monitoring for a detailed entry.

MDOP

A suite of technologies to help organizations centrally manage PCs; licensed on a subscription basis through SA (Software Assurance) offerings for Windows Enterprise and through VDA (Virtual Desktop Access) subscription licenses.

MED-V

Technology that enables organizations to centrally define and distribute VMs (virtual machines) to PCs; licensed with MDOP (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack). See Enterprise Desktop Virtualization for a detailed entry.

Microsoft 365 Enterprise

Offering that combines User SLs (Subscription Licenses) for Windows Enterprise, Office 365 Enterprise suites, and Enterprise Mobility + Security suites or components.

Microsoft 365 Enterprise Suite Add-ons

Illustration summarizes the various Microsoft 365 Enterprise Suite Add-on options, including their prerequisites and contents.

Microsoft 365 Enterprise Suite Packaging

Illustration summarizes the online services and features included with Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3 and E5 suites.

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack is a suite of technologies to help organizations centrally manage PCs; see MDOP for a detailed entry.

Microsoft Developer Network

A set of fee-based offerings that license a broad collection of Microsoft software and online services on a Per-User basis, with use limited to application development and test, problem diagnosis and resolution, demonstration, and evaluation. See MSDN for in-depth entry.

Migration grants/licenses

New version licenses received as a benefit of SA (Software Assurance). See new version rights for in-depth entry.

Migration rights

This SA (Software Assurance) benefit provides the right to deploy new product versions that become available during the term of SA coverage. See synonym new version rights for in-depth entry.

MSDN

A set of fee-based offerings that license a broad collection of Microsoft softwares and online services on a Per-User basis, with use generally limited to applications development and test, problem diagnosis and resolution, demonstration, and evaluation.

MSDN Operating Systems

A discontinued MSDN offering targeting operations personnel managing test labs and Windows developers who did not need a Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE); replaced by MSDN Platforms.

MSDN Platforms

Per-user license covering non-production use of a broad array of Microsoft products; targets operations personnel who support developers and test labs, developers who do not need a Visual Studio IDE, and IT professionals involved with evaluation and troubleshooting.

Multicore

Used to describe a physical processor with more than one core. See related term core for in-depth entry.

Multiple Activation Key

An activation method that requires devices to connect to a Microsoft-hosted activation service to complete the product activation process. See synonym MAK for in-depth entry.

Multiplexing

Describes scenarios where clients communicate with a server product or online service through an intermediary rather than directly.

Multitenant

Describes architectures where server hardware at a service provider is shared among multiple customers, but in such a way that customers cannot access each other’s data.

MyAnalytics

An online service designed to help users increase their productivity by better understanding how they spend their work time within Office 365; licensed via User SLs (Subscription Licenses).