The Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) program for transactional software and hosted service purchases
Illustration shows the relationship and control customers have over the hierarchy of Microsoft agreements.
Microsoft uses several strategies and tactics to lead customers away from perpetual software licenses and into ever higher priced software and service subscriptions.
Negotiating Microsoft licensing agreements is a complex process that favors Microsoft and requires customers to devote resources and develop detailed analysis before negotiations begin.
An evergreen document that contains numerous terms and conditions applicable to EA (Enterprise Agreement) and Select Plus volume licensing program contracts as well as to product support and consulting services contracts.
Enterprise Advantage on MPSA will not be offered in the first half of 2017 as originally planned
The Enterprise Advantage on MPSA licensing program will offer organization-wide purchasing and eventually replace the traditional Enterprise Agreement
Explains the timeline for Select Plus program retirement, how customers onboard to the new Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA), and how to evaluate when to make the transition