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 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.
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.