We receive a lot of questions on how to properly license charity customers in a hosted environment. Do they qualify for License Mobility? Is there SPLA pricing for charity customers? Is academic pricing the same? Let’s take a look at these questions and more!
Can I sign an academic addendum and report the lower cost for a charity customer?
No. The academic addendum is specific about what qualifies as an academic institution; unfortunately, charity is not one of them.
My customer purchased charity licenses without Software Assurance but refuse to pay for SPLA. Any ideas on how to accommodate?
Charities can provider their own Microsoft licenses that were purchased without Software Assurance in a 100% dedicated environment. Charity products are treated the same as standard products.
My customer purchased charity licenses with Software Assurance. Can they leverage License Mobility?
Yes. Charities can leverage this use right to run software covered by Software Assurance as a separate Virtual Machine on shared hardware at a service provider location. Windows, must be reported in SPLA and reported at the corporate price.
Does SAL for SA qualify?
Yes. If a customer made the investment in Software Assurance(has active Software Assurance) they can run a second instance in a shared environment. As the Service Provider, you will report the SAL for SA SKU for each user that has access to the solution.
Is there charity pricing in SPLA?
Is there charity pricing in CSP?
Yes. You can read more here
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