Interesting development recently with Microsoft regarding dedicated hosts, license mobility, and Listed Provider terminology.
You can read the article here from my friends at ZDNet. In short, they are removing the Listed Provider language that was announced 2019 for European markets only. This story is still evolving but there are a couple of things to consider:
- European markets only
- When you sign a SPLA agreement, you are bound by the terms in the SPUR during the duration of the agreement.
- Expansion of Software Assurance will cover Windows, Office and Microsoft 365 apps for business and enterprise.
I could imagine there will be changes to QMTH with this announcement. I also know the goal of Microsoft is to make it easier to move to the cloud. End customers can still buy Office 365, but deploy it in someone else’s datacenter. It’s kind of win for Microsoft regardless.
Here’s a link to the Microsoft blog site.
Thanks for reading,