Changes Reduce License Costs for Hosting

Changes to the Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) rules and offerings, effective July 1, 2011, will reduce the cost of outsourcing various Microsoft server-based products to third-party hosters. Two changes allow Software Assurance (SA) customers to leverage existing licenses and SA payments when moving server applications from on-premises data centers to an SPLA hoster. Two other changes, both related to Windows Server and available to any customer, simplify SPLA licensing and reduce licensing costs in some circumstances.

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