Renew Your License Agreement

Renewing your Software Assurance benefits allows you to maximize the investment you’re making in Microsoft®: You’ll continue to benefit from the rights to new versions of your software and hands-on IT training, along with your other agreement benefits like reduced rates on additional licenses.
In addition, renewal builds on your long-term relationship with Microsoft. As part of its dedication to that relationship, Microsoft continues to make a significant investment in six key areas that benefit corporate IT departments like yours: 
  • Reducing computing costs
  • Providing access to business intelligence
  • Reducing corporate environmental impact
  • Using innovation to grow business
  • Improving IT efficiency
  • Leading innovation in cloud computing
By renewing your Software Assurance, you’re helping your organization save money, foster innovation, and grow your business.  Watch the Value of Software Renewal webcast now.

Choose the Right Type of Agreement

When it’s time to renew your agreement, you will have a number of options that can be customized to meet the specific needs of your organization. Renewal provides an opportunity to complement and expand your current infrastructure in step with the ways your organization changes and grows. Visit the Volume Licensing site to review agreement options.

How to Renew Software Assurance 

About six months before your agreement expires, you’ll receive a renewal notification. It includes questions you should consider before renewing, a summary of your Software Assurance benefits, and an overview of agreement options, as well as some guidelines for completing your year-three True-Up. 
Consider Microsoft Premier Services and Support
In addition to the Software Assurance benefits you receive, Microsoft also offers Microsoft Services Premier Support with direct, 24/7 access to the world’s top Microsoft technical experts, Microsoft Services Premier Support provides immediate escalation for urgent issues, strategic advice for optimizing your current systems, and knowledge sharing and trainings tailored to your unique IT environment, enabling you to get the most out of your IT infrastructure. Adding Premier to your agreement can be a great way to help maximize your ROI with Microsoft software.
Find out more about expert support tailored to your business needs with Microsoft Premier Services.
Find out how to get the full potential of your Microsoft technologies with the Microsoft Enterprise Strategy Program.
Additional Resources
Software Asset Management can also help you to determine what software your organization truly needs which will reduce the waste of unused licenses.  Find out more about SAM.
You can also expect your Microsoft Account Representative or partner reseller to be in touch with you. You can review your company’s needs and any adjustments that need to be made to your agreement prior to your renewal. Keep in mind that renewing on schedule prevents a possible lapse in coverage or benefits.
If you need more information, please contact your Microsoft Account Representative or partner reseller.

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