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Volume Licensing Briefs provide in-depth knowledge of licensing topics. They are particularly useful for learning about complex licensing situations involving new technologies or combinations of products.
Windows Embedded 8 is a trusted platform that enables enterprises to delight customers and extend the power and intuitive experience of Windows 8 to specialized devices. This brief explains the options for licensing Windows Embedded 8 editions and key enterprise features.
Some Volume Licensing agreements and enrollments provide organization-wide licensing with tiered pricing that can be based on the number of "Qualified Devices." This brief provides a revised definition of a "Qualified Device."
The purpose of this brief is to provide definitions of key terms related to server licensing and introduce the basics of the Per Core licensing model.
A comprehensive list of Microsoft software licenses and dependent licenses (the "software stack") required under the terms of Volume Licensing programs.
Explains the rights that are granted to all Volume Licensing customers to copy software onto multiple devices from one standard image.
Windows Intune software and services is a unified device management solution that combines both cloud and on-premises capabilities to fit your PC and mobile device management needs. This brief explains your options for licensing Windows Intune.
Provides an in-depth look at the “Self-Hosted Applications” use right and its requirements for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) that want to provide their own software as a hosted service.
Explains the downgrade rights for the most commonly acquired systems License Terms granted by Volume Licensing programs and how they compare with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and full packaged product (FPP) license rights.
The purpose of this brief is to guide users on Microsoft Volume Licensing requirements for common scenarios related to their using various personal devices at work.
The purpose of this brief is to guide users on Microsoft Volume Licensing requirements for common scenarios related to their using various personal devices at work. It focuses on academic licensing scenarios.
Outlines how customers who have Software Assurance can migrate from a lower edition to a higher edition software while maintaining their Software Assurance coverage on a given product.
Explains how multiplexing affects the licensing of server operating systems and server products licensed under the server/client access license (CAL) model.
Clarifies the licensing process for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 and gives some examples of common-use licensing scenarios.
An explanation of how server software that requires client access licenses (CALs) offers one base CAL to license access to server functionality and may offer one or more additive CALs.
Explains how the Microsoft Core CAL Suite and the Microsoft Enterprise CAL Suite can provide access rights for a number of server products and online services.
Addresses commonly asked questions about how to license Office 365 ProPlus subscription service through Volume Licensing.
Covers use rights for Microsoft Office for the Windows operating system acquired as a software product under a desktop application license (typically, a perpetual license).
Answers frequently asked questions about licensing the Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office system to run on an Apple Mac OS computer.
Clarification of Microsoft Volume Licensing policies for the Windows client, Windows Server, and Windows MultiPoint Server operating systems when the potential for multiuser scenarios exists.
Details licensing requirements for the Multi-Lingual User Interface (MUI) language pack available for the Windows desktop operating systems.
Provides a brief explanation of Microsoft operating system license requirements for initial operating systems, transfer of licenses, and reassignment of licenses.
Provides an overview of Microsoft licensing models for the server operating system and server applications under virtual environments.
Clarifies Microsoft licensing policies for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS)—including the new components that are in Windows Server 2012 R2—and Microsoft desktop applications for use with Windows Server RDS.
Provides an overview of the Microsoft Volume Licensing use rights for the Windows 8 operating system when running within virtual machines.
Discusses how Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 is licensed when used with virtualization technologies like VMware ESX/ESXi, Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, or Parallels Virtuozzo.
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