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Product Terms site

The Product Terms site details the availability, use terms, and privacy/security commitments for Microsoft Products and Services acquired through Microsoft Commercial Volume Licensing Programs. The Product Terms site replaces the Product Terms and Online Services Terms documents. All references to the Product Terms and/or Online Services Terms in the Customer's licensing agreements refer to the applicable sections of the Product Terms site.

These Product Terms cover all products no matter when the acquisition was made under Commercial Licensing. Historic terms granted at the time of purchase will be honored by Microsoft. Earlier versions of Terms are available here.

How to Use This Site

This site is designed to bring together the terms for all Products and Services offered in our Commercial Licensing Programs and provide the ability to view only the terms relevant to your Product(s) and Program(s). This allows for detailed, specific information on the Product and Program of interest.

Select a Program

To see the applicable terms, you will first need to determine the Commercial Licensing Program you are using or interested in. Learn more about volume license programs.

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Once a Program is selected, you can navigate to the Product Offerings page and select the desired Product or Service to view the applicable terms. When viewing a specific Product or Service, the terms will be grouped into the following sections:

Availability Use Rights License Model Software Assurance

Navigation

The left-hand side of the site offers the top level navigation for the user to search for specific details on Product Offerings, including software and, online-services. Additionally, or detailed licensing information is provided below Product Offerings.

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If a customer wants to know about how to purchase Exchange Server and what the terms are, they would:

  1. Click on Product Offerings
  2. Under the category - Software - Search for and click on Exchange Server
  3. You will see the following in the top/breadcrumb nav:
Licensing Terms > Product Offerings > Office Services > Exchange Server

This indicates you are viewing the information about Exchange Server in the licensing program you have selected.

If a customer wants to know about how to purchase Microsoft 365 Business and what the terms are, they would:

  1. Click on Product Offerings
  2. Under the category - Software - Search for and click on Microsoft 365 Business
  3. You will see the following in the top/breadcrumb nav:
Licensing Terms > Product Offerings > Microsoft 365 > Microsoft 365 Business

This indicates you are viewing the information about Microsoft 365 Business.