• Qualified Multitenant Hoster Program

The Qualified Multitenant Hoster (QMTH) Program authorizes qualified third-party hosting service providers to host customers’ Windows virtual machines via Microsoft Cloud Agreement subscription or Enterprise Agreement/MPSA on dedicated or multitenant hardware. The program also authorizes these third-party hosting service providers to host Office 365 ProPlus (including E3 and E5), Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 in shared computer activation (SCA) mode.

Multitenant Hosting Rights for Windows 10

Customers who buy Windows Per User licenses through Microsoft Volume Licensing will need to engage with an Authorized QMTH Partner to make use of their multitenant hosting rights for Windows 10 to host their Windows virtual machines on third-party multitenant hardware.

In addition, a customer who buys qualifying Windows 10 subscriptions with virtualization use rights via Microsoft Cloud Agreement subscription will need to engage with an Authorized QMTH Partner to make use of their multitenant or dedicated hosting rights for Windows 10.

Customers do not need to engage an Authorized QMTH Partner for the following scenarios for qualifying Windows 10 products:

  • • Microsoft Azure environment
  • • Customers with on-premise dedicated use rights

Office 365 Shared Computer Activation (SCA)

A customer will need to engage with an Authorized QMTH Partner to host their qualifying Office 365 products in a multitenant, third-party environment.

Customers do not need to engage an Authorized QMTH Partner to host their qualifying Office 365 products for the following scenarios:

  • • Microsoft Azure environment
  • • Customers with on-premise dedicated use rights
  • • Dedicated third-party hosted



For customers

Benefits of Windows 10 Virtualization and Shared Computer Activation for Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365

 

Which Windows licenses purchased through Microsoft Volume Licensing will include virtualization rights for Qualified Multitenant Hosting?

 

Which Windows subscriptions purchased via the Microsoft Cloud Agreement will include virtualization rights?

 

Which Office versions support Shared Computer Activation?

 

Choose a qualified cloud partner who is an Authorized QMTH Partner

 

Deploy with your partner

 

Get answers

For partners

All qualified cloud partners that would like to become an Authorized QMTH Partner must satisfy the following requirements:

Cloud Solution Provider program membership

 

Licensing requirements

 

Technical requirements

 

System requirements

 

Reporting requirements

 

Participation fee

 

Get on the Authorized QMTH Partner list

 

Educate customers

 

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