Microsoft Open License program to be discontinued

Effective January 1, 2022, commercial, government, education, and nonprofit organizations will not be able to buy new or renew software licenses, Software Assurance, or online services through the Open License program anymore. Until then, all customers can continue to purchase products through the Open License program, although we recommend buying through Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) and Open Value (OV) instead.

Additionally, from July 1, 2021, no new SKUs, products, or promotions will be added to the Open License program price list.

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Microsoft Office 365 Cloud App Security Standalone Licenses Removal

Microsoft announced the removal of the Office 365 Cloud App Security standalone offering from the pricelist.

  • Existing customers will see no changes for the remainder of their current enrollment term and may continue to add new Office 365 Cloud App Security standalone licenses.
  • Customers with enrollments expiring on or before June 30, 2019, will have the option to renew Office 365 Cloud App Security standalone for one more term.

Affected licensing programs according to the categories.

Microsoft TechNet Subscription retirement

Starting May 2014, all new and renewing Volume Licensing agreements with Software Assurance will no longer include TechNet Subscription services benefits. Microsoft will continue to honor all TechNet Subscriptions for existing Software Assurance customers until the expiration of their current term of Software Assurance coverage or May 31, 2017, whichever is earlier.

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Microsoft MSDN Platforms available in Microsoft Open

Effective March 1, 2014 MSDN Platform will be available in Microsoft Open. An MSDN Platforms subscription conveniently and cost-effectively provides IT Pros and non-Microsoft Developers comprehensive access to the Microsoft platform, services, tools and resources, to support the development and testing of high-quality applications for the Web, Cloud and Windows.

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Microsoft Office 365 Add-Ons available in Microsoft Open

Microsoft Office 365 Add-Ons (formerly OOVO) is now available through the Microsoft Open programs enabling customers to easily move to the cloud by providing a simple, low-cost way to add Office 365 while maintaining their current Software Assurance benefits. Customers retain all Software Assurance benefits including rights to new product versions, support, training and other services to deploy and accelerate the adoption of Office 365. Core elements of the promotion are as follows: Continue reading Microsoft Office 365 Add-Ons available in Microsoft Open