In Microsoft Audits, Don’t Forget About True-Up Rights

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Following the conclusion of a software audit, Microsoft’s standard practice is to require an audited company to purchase licenses associated with calculated “unlicensed use” within a set period of time (typically, 30 days) following receipt...

Preparing for the Inevitable SPLA Audit

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If your company uses a Microsoft Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA)—and it probably does if Microsoft considers you to be in the commercial hosting business—you will be audited at some point. Typically, Microsoft SPLA customers...

Negotiating Enterprise Agreements with Microsoft

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Speaker: Robert J. Scott Date: May 28, 2020 Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central As Microsoft and other major vendors emphasize their cloud offerings, the legal issues in enterprise agreements have shifted dramatically. The...

Attempts to Transfer Microsoft Licenses May be Ineffective

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Like most software publishers, Microsoft includes terms in its standard license agreements to restrict a licensee’s ability to resell or otherwise assign to another party the right to install or use software. Increasing the level...