Benefits Included with Microsoft Software Assurance

Microsoft Software Assurance is included for the products licensed under our Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES; and is an option available with many Microsoft Select Plus licenses.

  • Software Assurance for Office and Windows licensed under our Microsoft EES is in effect as long as we have a Microsoft EES agreement in place.
    • The UW holds no perpetual license rights under our Microsoft EES — if the agreement ends, our right to use any recent versions of Office or Windows ends.
    • EES SA Benefits (not a comprehensive list)
      • Office Home Use (not of great value after the implementation of Office 365)
      • Can use any new versions of Office or Windows.
      • Microsoft E-learning for Applications, Servers, and Systems.
      • MDOP
      • Office Multi Language Pack
  • Software Assurance under Select Plus
    • All Select Plus licenses are perpetual, meaning that they never expire whether purchased with or without Software Assurance.
    • For most Microsoft Select Plus licenses, Software Assurance is an optional add-on.
      • New Software Assurance is only available when purchased with a new license.
      • You can only purchase Software Assurance by itself at the end of your Software Assurance term, when you have the opportunity to renew it for another three years.
    • Some Microsoft Select Plus licenses can only be purchased with Software Assurance (System Center, for example).
    • The end date of your Software Assurance is part of the description of the Tech Store item you purchase. The start date is the date of your purchase.
    • All Software Assurance expires on July 31st, 2 to 3 years after your purchase. The price of Select Plus license/SA bundles is prorated every month.
    • Select Plus SA Benefits (not a comprehensive list)
      • You have the right to upgrade to any version of the software released during the term of the Software Assurance even after the end of the SA term. 
      • Microsoft E-learning for Applications, Servers, and Systems.
      • Visio and Project licenses covered by current SA give you the right to use the software on a personally-owned computer at home (for work-related purposes only).
      • For licenses purchased on or after 10/1/2019, software assurance will be required to deploy the licensed software to dedicated hosted cloud services offered by the following public cloud providers: Microsoft, Alibaba, Amazon (including VMware Cloud on AWS), and Google. More info.

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Keywords:Software Assurance Microsoft windows sql license licensing Enrollment for Education Solutions EES Select Plus server mdop   Doc ID:72734
Owner:Warren R.Group:Product Management
Created:2017-04-19 12:43 CDTUpdated:2020-06-25 17:45 CDT
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