Help employees be more productive
With Software Assurance you gain powerful, time-tested resources to help amplify the impact of people across your organization, regardless of their role.
Ensure smooth deployments with flexible upgrade options
An efficient deployment can lead to higher usage and productivity, as well as a lower-cost IT infrastructure. With Software Assurance you gain support and resources to help you reduce the costs and complexity of implementing new software, with deployment options to best suit your organization.
A cost-effective way to manage and support your technology investment
Software Assurance continues to evolve to help you stay current with technology while keeping your IT spend in check, and simplify budgeting with predictable payments.
Reduce upfront costs and simplify budgeting with the Spread Payments option that allows you to spread the cost of licenses and Software Assurance across three equal annual sums with no interest or "cost of money" fees.
Help lower the cost of new software acquisition with new product versions and discounts on upgrades, while simplifying software licensing, budgeting, and administration.
Manage software more efficiently by streamlining the IT management tasks you do every day with unique and exclusive technologies available in Windows 7 Enterprise & Microsoft Optimized Desktop Pack.
Use deployment planning that gives you on-site, expert guidance that you can use to help efficiently deploy and implement new software; 24x7 Phone and Web support offers a direct connection to Microsoft anytime a support need arises.
Take advantage of online user training and IT classroom training.
Get more life out of legacy PCs, while improving their management and security using this small-footprint Windows-based operating system solution.
Online tracking through the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC), makes managing your licenses easier, and lets you view your agreements, other licensing information and manage your Software Assurance benefits online.
* Starting July 1, 2010, the ability to access virtual desktops is integrated into Software Assurance for Windows Client, eliminating the need for additional licensing for Software Assurance covered PCs that are used to access virtual desktops. Additionally, the single, primary users of a Software Assurance covered devices have extended roaming rights, allowing them to access their VDI desktops from any non-corporate machine outside the corporate domain, such as a home PC or internet kiosk. On that same date, customers with active Software Assurance on Office 2010, Project 2010 or Visio 2010 will also be able to utilize expanded roaming rights. This means that the single, primary users of licensed Office devices can access their virtual images of Office from any non-corporate device outside the corporate domain.
For at-a-glance information on what Software Assurance might bring to your business, see the Software Assurance Benefits Chart.
Learn more about Microsoft Volume Licensing programs for Large Business.