With its distinctive set of benefits, the Microsoft Software Assurance program is truly unique. It offers new software versions, deployment planning services, 24x7 phone and Web support, end-user training, exclusive desktop technologies and more – all designed to help you get the most from your organization’s Volume Licensing purchases.
These benefits can vary by volume licensing program (such as an Enterprise Agreement or Open Value Agreement), and the number of qualifying licenses you have enrolled in Software Assurance. Use the resources and tools below to learn more about the Software Assurance benefits available to your organization.
Get a Quick Overview with the Software Assurance Benefits Chart
For an introduction to various benefits use this downloadable chart to compare Software Assurance Benefits across Microsoft’s Volume Licensing programs. Chart data includes descriptions and eligibility summaries for all Software Assurance Benefits including New Product Versions, 24x7 Problem Resolution Support, Windows 7 Enterprise Edition, Deployment Planning and Training services.
Use Microsoft Licensing Advisor to See Potential Benefits
If you are considering purchasing Software Assurance, you can estimate your potential benefits using Microsoft License Advisor. This online tool collects information about your product decisions, deployment situation, and desire for Software Assurance. It then recommends “best fit” purchase options, estimating your organization’s potential Software Assurance Benefits.
Use the Volume Licensing Service Center for the Most Accurate Benefits Statement
If you already have Software Assurance coverage, you may sign in and use the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) to view the most accurate statement of your current benefits. You must be registered to use this tool. Watch the VLSC how-to demos to learn how to complete the VLSC registration and permissions processes.
Talk with your Microsoft Volume Licensing Reseller
Your Microsoft Volume Licensing Reseller can help you evaluate and acquire Software Assurance as part of your Volume Licensing purchase, and offer ideas and information to help you maximize your existing benefits.
See the Microsoft Product List for Volume Licensing for Details
Since its beginning in 2001, Microsoft Software Assurance for Volume Licensing has evolved to encompass new products and services, and to support advancing technologies. As Software Assurance evolves and improves, these changes are detailed in the current Microsoft Product List.