Product licensing briefs
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.
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-package product (FPP) license rights.
Microsoft 365 is a per-user licensing option that includes Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Microsoft 365 is available in two options, E3 and E5.
Explains the rights that are granted to all Volume Licensing customers to copy software onto multiple devices from one standard image.
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.
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."
To find out the SKUs for Step-ups, please contact your partner.
Find answers to the most common Microsoft product licensing inquiries from customers like you.
Locate use rights, points by program, and special notes for individual products and supporting documents related to Commercial Licensing.
Review this scenario-based guide to help you understand how Microsoft licensing models apply to common IT solutions.
Get activation instructions including which products require a key.