Licensing Contract, Rules Updates

A "licensing simplification" effort in fall 2007 introduced many changes of varying significance to Microsoft volume licensing. The company now bans the resale of licenses, offers greater payment flexibility to its largest customers, and has changed the way it distributes software to volume customers. Other changes include streamlined paperwork, Web site revisions, and changes that will benefit educational users. However, the changes will have no impact on prices and will not simplify Microsoft's complex licensing structures and rules.

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