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Software Assurance gives you the right to upgrade licensed software during the agreement term and includes a suite of additional benefits described below, which vary for desktop and server computers. Find out more about these features.
Software Assurance is optional for Open Licence and Select Licence customers and is included with all Campus and School Agreements. The specific benefits included in Software Assurance vary according to your volume licensing agreement. Not all types receive each benefit.
With the New Version Rights with Software Assurance, you receive access to new versions of licensed software released during the term of your agreement to deploy at your own pace. New Version Rights simplifies the procurement process and shortens the business process cycle, allowing you to reduce the costs associated with acquiring new version releases and immediately take advantage of the latest technology.
Software Assurance offers greater flexibility in managing technology expenditure by allowing you to spread payments annually. This allows you to reduce initial costs and forecast annual software budget requirements up to three years in advance.
Maximise value with new benefits
Enhancements to Software Assurance benefits can help education customers get more from their technology and extend the life of their older computers.Read the Academic Licensing Brief (74 KB Microsoft Word) to learn more
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|Stage 1: Plan||Build your technology roadmap, budget more effectively, and simplify the software procurement process||
|Stage 2: Deploy||Make IT professionals more productive with powerful preparation and installation tools||
|Stage 3: Use||Take advantage of the latest technology and build better deployment, migration, and management skills||
|Stage 4: Maintain||Maintain a stable IT environment with services, tools, and reference materials that support networks and desktops||
|Stage 5: Transition||Access technology and support benefits to help you transition your software||