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.

General Servers Desktop Virtualization


August 2020
Provides an overview of Microsoft licensing models for the server operating system and server applications under virtual environments.
August 2020
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.
August 2020
Provides an overview of the Microsoft Commercial Licensing use rights for the Windows 10 operating system when running within virtual machines.
April 2020
Clarifies Microsoft licensing policies for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Microsoft desktop applications for use with Windows Server RDS.

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