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.
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Software Assurance helps your business be more competitive and agile by
increasing your control over costs and your ability to forecast software budget
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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.