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Software Assurance: More Benefits and Maximum Value

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Learn more about Software Assurance

Microsoft Software Assurance is a maintenance offer that helps your organization get the most from Microsoft software through a broad range of benefits. From deployment planning and staff training to product support and software upgrades, Software Assurance benefits help you increase worker productivity, accelerate organizational performance, and realize a return on your software investment faster.

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Software Assurance benefits provide support as you plan, deploy, use, maintain, and transition your software solutions. With Software Assurance, you can:

  • Stay current: Software Assurance benefits help you keep up with the ever-changing IT landscape.
  • Manage costs and operational efficiencies: You select the benefits that add value to your organization so that you can budget more predictably, manage costs, and improve operational efficiencies.
  • Increase productivity: With phone support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and Web support available during business hours, your IT staff can quickly address business-critical issues to minimize downtime.

You can choose Software Assurance maintenance up front at the time of purchase and begin using your benefits immediately for the term of your license agreement.

Business decision maker

For the Business Decision Maker
Software Assurance helps your business be more competitive and agile by increasing your control over costs and your ability to forecast software budget requirements over a three-year period with the Spread Payments and New Version Rights benefits.

IT decision maker

For the IT Decision Maker
Your IT teams and employees can increase productivity and receive additional value from Microsoft software with benefits such as Desktop Deployment Planning Services and Windows Vista Enterprise.

IT professional

For the IT Professional
Software Assurance provides benefits to keep your skills current and to help you resolve technical issues, such as Training Vouchers, Microsoft eLearning, TechNet Plus, and 24x7 Problem Resolution Support.

Businesswoman

For Small and Medium-sized Businesses
Software Assurance benefits tailored to the needs of small and mid-size organizations include Information Work Solution Services, TechNet Plus with two professional phone incidents per year, and unlimited Web support for servers with Software Assurance coverage as part of 24x7 Problem Resolution Support.

Enterprise professionals

For the Enterprise
The improved Software Assurance offer includes Desktop Deployment Planning Services and 24x7 Problem Resolution Support, which provides phone support on all products 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and online assistance. All this combined with a commitment to deliver new technology, including Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs, and new version rights to products that release during the term of your agreement.

 

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How to Get Software Assurance

Your preferred Microsoft Volume Licensing program reseller or channel partner can help you acquire Software Assurance, which can be ordered through any Microsoft Volume Licensing program.

How to Activate Software Assurance Benefits

Talk to your benefit administrator about how to activate and use the benefits that your organization has earned. You can activate your benefits today on the Microsoft Volume License Services Web site.

 

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