Microsoft phasing out Select volume licensing starting July 2011

Microsoft is discontinuing its Select volume license offering starting July 1, 2011, said a Microsoft spokesperson via e-mail: “Beginning July 1, 2011 (the start of Microsoft’s FY 2012), Microsoft will no longer sell new Select License agreements. Customers can already choose Select Plus as an alternative to Select. After July 1, 2011, customers will still […]

Microsoft is discontinuing its Select volume license offering starting July 1, 2011, said a Microsoft spokesperson via e-mail: “Beginning July 1, 2011 (the start of Microsoft’s FY 2012), Microsoft will no longer sell new Select License agreements. Customers can already choose Select Plus as an alternative to Select. After July 1, 2011, customers will still be able to license software through Select Plus, which offers customers a streamlined and efficient software procurement and licensing management process.” Microsoft launched Select Plus in Oct 2008 offering volume-licensing contracts as “evergreen,” with no expiration date. Microsoft is touting Select Plus as offering volume customers following benefits: Manage assets more easily with visibility across entire organization and centralized reporting because all affiliate purchases are tied to their own unique customer IDs; Get more value out of licensing with automatic price savings for purchases across entire organization and the full value of Microsoft Software Assurance coverage, no matter when you purchase it; Streamline contract process with a single organization-wide agreement that never expires and that provides SA alignment and licensing consolidation.

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