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Software Assurance for Volume Licensing includes a range of benefits that span Microsoft software and services. Software Assurance helps boost organizational productivity with 24x7 technical support, deployment planning services, end-user and technical training, exclusive technologies and rights, and the latest Microsoft software releases and unique technologies—all in one cost-effective program.

Planning Services


Get in-depth planning assistance from qualified partners or Microsoft Services to help you plan your deployment, whether on-premises or in the cloud. These structured engagements help you plan your deployment of the latest Microsoft technology and are available for many products and services.

  • Help ensure efficient deployments through collaborative planning built on best practices.

  • Gain expert advice through structured engagements provided by qualified partners.

Learn more about Software Assurance Planning Services


Technical and End-User Training

Software Assurance training benefits help build technical skills and prepare IT professionals, developers, and end users for the latest wave of Microsoft technologies.

  • IT professionals and developers can get in-depth instructor-led technical training.

  • Online training and demonstration sessions help promote end-user readiness.

  • Courses are designed to ensure effective and efficient deployment, management, support, and adoption of new Microsoft technologies without impacting your training budget.

Technical training: Use Training Vouchers for instructor-led, technical classroom training for developers and IT professionals taught by Microsoft Learning Partners. Developed by Microsoft experts, these in-depth IT courses help your technical staff deploy, manage, support, and adopt new software—ensuring that their technical skills are up to date.


End-user training: End-user training helps employees gain skills to be more productive with their current software. Ensure that your employees are ready for new versions with individual, self-paced interactive E-Learning courses delivered over the Internet or intranet. For larger groups, use Training Vouchers for demonstration sessions developed by Microsoft experts.


Learn more about Software Assurance Training Vouchers


Home Use Program

With the Home Use Program (HUP), your employees can get the latest version of Microsoft Office to use on their home computers via a low-cost download. By using the same software at home and work, they can gain skills more quickly and improve their productivity at work.


The Home Use Program can help you:

  • Accelerate familiarity and use of the latest Office products among your employees.

  • Increase employee skills and productivity.

Activate HUP

Offering the Home Use Program to your employees is seamless:

Get your employee program code

Employees who want to purchase HUP licenses on the Home Use Program website must have a valid work email address and program code. After their information is accepted, they will receive confirmation and a follow-up email message providing instructions.


Learn more about the Home Use Program

Additional Benefits

Software Assurance provides a broad set of benefits that are designed to help you get the most from your organization’s Volume Licensing purchases. Get to know the benefits and discover the value of Software Assurance for your business.


For a summary of each benefit and eligibility information, download the Software Assurance benefits interactive chart (PDF, 525 KB).

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