Six Secrets to Offering Commercial Hosting Services using Microsoft SPLA

In its OEM, retail and volume license agreements, Microsoft prohibits its customers from using its products for “commercial hosting services.” That prohibition leaves a major hole in Microsoft’s license grant for IT and software service providers and for any other companies with customer-facing applications hosted on Microsoft infrastructure. As a result, many companies now require an Enterprise Agreement or other volume license agreements for internal use applications and a SPLA for customer or vendor facing platforms.

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In this webinar Robert Scott and Christopher Barnett discuss:

  1. How to determine if you need to consider a Microsoft licensing option that conveys “commercial hosting” rights.
  2. How to compare licensing costs for SPLA and Self-Hosted Environments
  3. The rules for licensing customer-facing environments under a “bring your own licenses” (BYOL) modelĀ in multi-tenant and dedicated environments.
  4. How to establish a SPLA Policy and Procedure documentation to mitigate audit risk.
  5. Why and how to amend your customer agreements to comply with the Microsoft SPLA.

How to use free tools that Microsoft’s auditors use in SPLA audits to manage your monthly true-up process.