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Flexibility and Manageability

Select Plus is a cost-effective way to make transactional purchases and offers many additional benefits, including the ability to do the following:

  • Manage assets more easily with visibility across the entire organization and centralized reporting because all affiliate purchases are tied to their own unique customer IDs.

  • Get more value out of licensing with automatic price savings for purchases across the entire organization and the full value of Microsoft Software Assurance coverage, no matter when you purchase it.

  • Streamline the contract process with a single organization-wide agreement that never expires, Software Assurance alignment, and licensing consolidation.

Eligibility

Recommended for organizations with 250 or more desktop PCs.

In addition to commercial business, Microsoft offers Select programs for the following industries:

  • Government organizations

  • Health organizations

  • Educational institutions

Learn more about Volume Licensing programs for industries.

Review the following feature comparison to help you determine which Microsoft Volume Licensing program is right for your organization.

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Benefits

Select License

Select Plus

Minimum Number of Desktop PCs

any

5+

250+

Organizations with fewer than 250 desktop PCs are unlikely to purchase enough software licenses in the Systems and Applications pools to meet minimum purchase requirements.

Price levels start at 500 points per pool.

Licensing Offerings Available

License

License, License and Software Assurance, and Software Assurance available for renewals or for eligible original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and full packaged product (FPP) purchases.

License, License and Software Assurance, and Software Assurance available for renewals or for eligible original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and full packaged product (FPP) purchases.

License & Software Assurance

License, License and Software Assurance, and Software Assurance available for renewals or for eligible original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and full packaged product (FPP) purchases.

License, License and Software Assurance, and Software Assurance available for renewals or for eligible original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and full packaged product (FPP) purchases.

Software Assurance

License, License and Software Assurance, and Software Assurance available for renewals or for eligible original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and full packaged product (FPP) purchases.

License, License and Software Assurance, and Software Assurance available for renewals or for eligible original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and full packaged product (FPP) purchases.

Pricing

Based on Product Pools

Each product offering (License, Software Assurance, and License and Software Assurance) is assigned specific point values to determine price levels. Points are calculated based on three product pools, with a minimum three-year forecast of points to be acquired for each price level:Level A: 1,500-11,999 pointsLevel B: 12,000-29,999 pointsLevel C: 30,000-74,999 pointsLevel D: 75,000 plus points*

Each product offering (License, Software Assurance, and License and Software Assurance) is assigned specific point values per product pool to determine price levels. Points are calculated based on product pools and reviewed annually. Discounts are tiered automatically and set at the Lead Affiliate.Level A: 500-3,999 pointsLevel B: 4,000-9,999 pointsLevel C: 10,000-24,999 pointsLevel D: 25,000 plus points*

Based on Employees

Based on Desktop PCs

Based on License & Software Assurance

Agreement Term

No Expiration

No agreement expiration.

1 Year

2 Years

3 Years

Three years, renewable.

Payment Options

Up-front

For License Only purchases you must pay upfront.

For License Only purchases you must pay upfront.

Monthly

Annually

Two annual payment options: Affiliate Anniversary and Order Anniversary.

Two annual payment options: Affiliate Anniversary and Order Anniversary.

How to Buy

Direct

Indirect

Microsoft Authorized Large Account Resellers only.

Microsoft Authorized Large Account Resellers only.

Product Fulfillment

Acquired Separately

Provided

Each enrollment receives one introductory Product Fulfillment Kit that contains an initial set of media for the product pools and language groups in your agreement. Updates are provided throughout the agreement term.

One copy of media is sent at no charge with initial order for the licensed products ordered.

Software Assurance

Option to Add

Option to add Software Assurance at the time of acquiring the license.

Software Assurance initial orders made at any point during a year will be “co-terminus” three years out. Orders cannot be for less than 25 months.

Included

Online Services

Offered

Online Services offered.**

Online Services offered.**

To buy or renew Microsoft Volume Licensing programs, contact your Microsoft partner or local reseller. Make sure to ask your partner or local reseller to review program agreement terms and conditions, pricing, and payment terms during the ordering process.

If you have a Select License agreement and want to move to Select Plus, view the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

United States and Canada

For more information about Microsoft Volume Licensing, or to order or renew software licenses, contact your preferred Microsoft Reseller.

  • In the United States, call (800) 426-9400, or find an authorized reseller.

  • In Canada, call the Microsoft Resource Centre at (877) 568-2495.

Worldwide

For information about Volume Licensing offerings available in your area, find the Microsoft Volume Licensing Web site for your country/region.

 

 

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Find resources to help you deploy and manage the assets associated with your Microsoft Volume Licensing agreement.

Volume Licensing Service Center

You can use the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) to download licensed products, access product keys, and manage your Volume Licensing agreements and license acquisition activity—all in one online location.

Software Assurance Benefits

Activating your organization's Software Assurance benefits is easy. Most benefits can be activated and accessed through the VLSC. The Software Assurance Web site provides everything you need to know.

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