Licensing brief: Step-up Licenses
Applies to all Volume Licensing programs
Volume Licensing customers with Software Assurance can migrate from a lower edition to a higher edition software product
while maintaining their Software Assurance coverage on a given product. (See below for complete details about maintaining
Software Assurance coverage in Step-up scenarios.) The Step-up License makes it easier for you to move from a lower level
edition to a higher level edition without incurring the full cost of licensing two separate editions of the software. This
licensing brief presents the possible Step-ups and explains the Step-up rules.
This brief replaces a previous version published in December 2012. It has been updated to reflect the available step-up
licenses as of November 2013.