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License Microsoft software to offer a complete portfolio of services

With the Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA), there are no upfront costs. There is a $100 minimum after the first six months. You pay only for the access to the software you provide on a monthly basis; you have access to the latest versions of software; and you can sell your services worldwide.

Microsoft SPLA is the only Microsoft Volume Licensing program that allows Microsoft products to be used for commercial hosting.

To be eligible for SPLA, you should be enrolled in the Microsoft Partner Network.

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New opportunities emerge for cloud service providers

Microsoft-commissioned study highlights opportunities for hosters to drive increased consumption and revenue, reveals the new cloud decision-makers.

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CSP enables home.pl to differentiate by offering custom services with Office 365

Internet Service Provider, home.pl of Poland, joined the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program and added Microsoft Office 365 to its service portfolio. With this new offering, home.pl provides time and money-saving cloud services while extending its core business.

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Windows Server 2003 support ended July 14, 2015

Since July 14, Microsoft no longer issues security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If your customers are still running Windows Server 2003 in their data center, they need to take steps now to plan and execute a migration strategy.

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Microsoft and Cisco Extend Relationship to Expand Cloud Opportunity for Partners

By Aziz Benmalek, GM Hosting Service Provider business at Microsoft Service providers play a vital role in the technology landscape ...

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Quarterly Licensing Brief live webcast

January 20, 2016, 8-9AM PT

Attend the Quarterly Licensing Brief that provides service providers and resellers updates for SPLA and other relevant Microsoft Volume Licensing programs. In this session we will talk about Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 in SPLA, license mobility, rental rights, and self-hosted applications.

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2015 research report — Beyond Infrastructure: Cloud 2.0 Signifies New Opportunities for Cloud Service Providers

In this research report the 451 Group surveyed close to 2,000 IT decision makers across small, midsize, and large organizations in 11 different countries about their cloud and hosting needs and specifications. Learn about the latest trends and decision making process of companies transitioning to the cloud with service providers.

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A quick overview of Cisco building an ecosystem of cloud providers to extend Cisco powered networks and strategy for MetaCloud acquisition and managed OpenStack services.

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