At WPC, Microsoft is highlighting pricing as a custsomer benefit of the Application Platform Agreement (APA) license, which’s focused on products that Microsoft considers as part of its “application platform,” including SQL Server, BizTalk Server, SharePoint Server, Visual Studio and the Dynamics xRM “everything relationship management” business software. In many ways, the APA is like Microsoft’s Software Assurance (SA) add-on to its volume-license agreements. Except for one,
“When the SA ends, you own perpetual rights to the most recent version that was released during the SA coverage. But when APA ends, you don’t get any perpetual rights (unless bought separately or somehow negotiated in),” Microsoft licensing expert and Senior Vice President of Distributed Desktop Services at NET(net), Inc. Scott Braden confirmed.
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