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.
Explains how Multiplexing may impact the licensing needs of Microsoft software and online service products.
This brief explains how Microsoft software and online services step-up licenses work.
Explains how Robotic Process Automation impacts the licensing needs for Microsoft customers.
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."
Explains the rights that are granted to all Volume Licensing customers to copy software onto multiple devices from one standard image.
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.
This brief provides an introduction to Microsoft Per Core licensing models and the Microsoft software products that use them.
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.
Robotic Process Automation in Power Automate: UI flows
Outlines Microsoft’s new Robotic Process Automation (RPA) capability in Power Automate, called UI flows.
A comprehensive list of Microsoft software licenses and dependent licenses (the "software stack") required under the terms of Volume Licensing programs.
Explains what a CAL Suite Bridge is and how CAL Suite Bridges are used when transitioning from a CAL Suite (on-premises) to a comparable Product and Online Service combination.
Explains how the Microsoft Core Client Access License (CAL) Suite and the Microsoft Enterprise CAL Suite can provide access rights for a number of server products and online services.
An explanation of how server software that requires Client Access Licenses (CALs) offers one base CAL to license access to server functionality and may offer one or more additive CALs.
Clarifies the licensing process for Microsoft SharePoint Server and gives some examples of common-use licensing scenarios.
Provides an explanation of Windows 10 qualifying operating system license requirements.
Addresses commonly asked questions about how to license Microsoft 365 Apps through Commercial Licensing.
Covers use rights for Microsoft Office for the Windows operating system acquired as a software product under a desktop application device license (typically, a perpetual license).
Answers frequently asked questions about licensing the Windows operating system and Microsoft Office to run on the Mac.
Clarification of Microsoft Volume Licensing policies for the Windows client, Windows Server, and Windows MultiPoint Server operating systems when the potential for multiuser scenarios exists.
Provides an overview of Microsoft licensing models for the server operating system and server applications under virtual environments.
Discusses how Windows Server is licensed when used with virtualization technologies like VMware ESX/ESXi, Microsoft System Center (Virtual Machine Manager component), or under the Microsoft Azure Hybrid Benefit.
Provides an overview of the Microsoft Commercial Licensing use rights for the Windows 10 operating system when running within virtual machines.
Licensing of Microsoft Desktop Application Software for use with Windows Server Remote Desktop Services
Clarifies Microsoft licensing policies for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Microsoft desktop applications for use with Windows Server RDS.