Software Assurance overview
Every day, your business must respond to change, meet challenges, and maintain growth. And whatever your business, large or small, you rely on an effective and efficient IT infrastructure to help drive success.
How can Software Assurance help you?
Software Assurance benefits help you take full advantage of your investments in IT. A comprehensive program that includes a unique set of technologies, services, and rights to help deploy, manage, and use Microsoft products efficiently, Software Assurance helps keep your business up to date and ready to respond quickly to change and opportunity.
Why Software Assurance?
You make significant investments in IT, and Software Assurance from Microsoft helps you take fullest advantage of the value your investments can bring. Save time and money with the right tools, training, and support to help empower your people, optimize your technology, and unlock the full potential of your investments in Microsoft technologies. Software Assurance helps you with the following:
- Reduce software and services costs with rights to new software releases and cost-efficient upgrades.
- Use consulting services to plan new, on-premises and cloud-based deployments.
- Improve operational efficiency through access to unique technologies and licensing rights.
- Increase overall user productivity with instructor-led technical training and online end-user training.
- Maintain an available and responsive IT infrastructure with around-the-clock support.
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Discover the unique benefits and value that Software Assurance can provide for your business.
Software Assurance spans a broad range of Microsoft software and services products, including the Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Exchange, System Center, SQL Server, Microsoft Azure, and many others. Learn more about the specific benefits available for the products you license.
Software Assurance benefits include new product version rights, deployment planning, technical and end-user training, support, and a unique set of technologies and services. Learn more about Software Assurance benefits and how each can contribute to your business needs.
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