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Software Assurance by product

Software Assurance spans Microsoft’s range of software products and services, including the Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Exchange, SQL Server, and many others.

Office

Get planning assistance, training, and other benefits to ensure successful deployment of Microsoft Office.

Get planning   assistance, training, and other benefits to ensure successful deployment of Microsoft Office.

Microsoft Software Assurance benefits for Office can help your company accelerate deployment and improve end-user productivity. Use your benefits to help IT staff efficiently deploy and manage Microsoft Office products and Office 365, gain in-class technical training, and access the newest software releases. Improve productivity with Office home-use licenses, and take advantage of end-user group and online training to help enhance skills. Moving to Office 365? Use your benefits to discover how to put Office 365 to work in your environment and get your users trained on the latest technology prior to moving to the cloud.

Planning Services

Get in-depth planning assistance from qualified partners or Microsoft Consulting Services to help you plan your deployment to the latest version of Microsoft Office, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Offers are available for Office, Exchange, Skype for Business, and SharePoint.

Use Planning Services to:

  • Help ensure efficient deployments through collaborative planning built on best practices.

  • Extend your IT staff with expert advice from on-site deployment planning specialists.

Learn more about Software Assurance Planning Services

Technical and end-user training

Software Assurance training benefits help build technical skills and ready IT professionals, developers, and end users for the latest wave of Microsoft technologies.

Use technical and end-user training to:

  • Boost productivity by providing in-depth instructor-led technical training for IT professionals and developers.

  • Enhance end-user readiness through online training and demonstration sessions.

Learn more about Software Assurance training benefits

Home Use Program

Use the Home Use Program (HUP) to provide your employees with the latest version of Microsoft Office to use on their home devices via a low-cost download. Productivity and efficiency are likely to improve when your employees use the same software at home and at work.

Use the Home Use Program to:

  • Help accelerate familiarity and use of the latest Office products.

  • Help increase employee skills, mobility, and productivity.

Learn more about the Home Use Program

Additional Software Assurance benefits for Office

Windows

Use flexible options and unique benefits to extend the Windows experience across your entire organization.

Use flexible   options and unique benefits to extend the Windows experience across your entire organization.

Software Assurance for Windows includes a core set of benefits to help improve workforce productivity, streamline software deployment, and reduce costs in a variety of ways across devices. Software Assurance for Windows provides the greatest flexibility for how your organization uses the Windows operating system because it includes access to enterprise offerings and use rights that are not available through other licensing programs.

License access to Windows Enterprise on a per user basis

Now you can license access to Windows Enterprise on a per user basis through the new Windows Software Assurance per User and Windows Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) per User licensing options. These new options put your users at the center of your Windows licensing solution, give you flexible options for how you deploy and access Windows across devices, and simplify Windows licensing and management.

With per user licensing you can:

  • Free your users to use or access Windows Enterprise across all of their devices.

  • Deliver Windows Enterprise across devices through local install, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), or Windows To Go*.

  • Simplify licensing by counting users instead of counting all of their various devices—enabling Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenarios without the need to track all devices and licenses.

*Subject to licensing and technical limitations

Learn more about per user options and the benefits of Software Assurance for Windows

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is a suite of technologies available exclusively to Software Assurance customers as an optional add-on subscription.

Use MDOP to:

  • Virtualize the operating system, applications, and user experience.

  • Manage and secure your devices, enabling monitoring and deployment of key Windows features.

  • Save time and remove challenges associated with troubleshooting and repairing system failures.

Learn more about MDOP

Technical and end-user training

Software Assurance training benefits help build technical skills and ready IT professionals, developers, and end users for the latest wave of Microsoft technologies.

  • Technical instructor-led training is available to help technical professionals plan, deploy, administer, configure, maintain, and support Windows.

  • Online training and demonstration sessions are available to help end users improve their skills and familiarity with Windows.

Learn more about Software Assurance training benefits

Additional Software Assurance benefits for Windows

Server and Cloud Platform

Receive specialized planning, support, and other benefits to help you effectively use Microsoft Server solutions.

Receive   specialized planning, support, and other benefits to help you effectively use Microsoft Server solutions.

Software Assurance for Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform offers 24×7 support, deployment planning services, training, and the latest software releases to help you plan, deploy, and use Microsoft Server solutions. Specialized benefits, such as License Mobility, support a variety of deployment options with extended license rights that let you deploy existing server applications in shared datacenters, while Global Service Monitor extends the web application monitoring capabilities of System Center 2012.

Planning Services

Get in-depth planning assistance from qualified partners or Microsoft Services to help you plan your server deployments, whether on-premises or in the cloud.

Use Planning Services to:

  • Help ensure efficient deployments through collaborative planning built on best practices.

  • Extend your IT staff with expert advice from on-site deployment planning specialists.

Learn more about Software Assurance Planning Services

Technical training

Software Assurance technical training helps build technical skills and ready IT professionals and developers for the latest wave of Microsoft technologies. Instructor-led training helps technical professionals plan, deploy, implement, design, manage, and maintain environments using Windows Server, System Center, SQL Server, and Visual Studio. Training benefits support skills development on virtualization, cloud, data platform, business intelligence, messaging, and communications.

Learn more about Software Assurance training benefits

24x7 Problem Resolution Support

24x7 Problem Resolution Support provides around-the-clock phone and web incident support for Microsoft desktop and server products via a direct connection to Microsoft.

  • Maximize uptime and lower support costs.

  • Enhance IT productivity by reducing time spent troubleshooting and resolving issues.

Learn more about Microsoft Software Assurance Support

Additional Software Assurance benefits for Server and Cloud Platform