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Microsoft Open Value - Licensing as simple as 1, 2, 3: Spend more time building your business and less time managing licenses

Microsoft Open Value 2.0 Topics:
OPEN VALUE 2.0 OVERVIES:

• How to choose a licensing program
• What is Open Value 2.0?
• Company Wide Option: Simplest Licensing For All Desktops
• Open Value - How to Buy

VALUE PROPOSITION - MICROSOFT OPEN VALUE:
• Recommending the Right Open Value Program
• Simplified License Tracking
• Spend Less Time Tracking Installations
• More Control Over Online License History
• Better Cost Management
• Save Money on New Licenses

VALUE OF SOFTWARE ASSURANCE
• Software Assurance Desktop Benefits
• Desktop Software Assurance - Existing Benefits
• Desktop Software Assurance - New Benefits
• Software Assurance Server Benefits
• Server Software Assurance - New Benefits
 
OPEN VALUE 2.0 OVERVIEW
How To Choose a Licensing Program?

 

Volume Licensing

OEM

FPP

Customer Question

Open Value
Three-year agreement with upgrades

Open Business
Two-year agreement without upgrades

Pre installed on new computers

Boxed software, acquired through retail

Do you have fewer than five computers?

No

No

Yes

Yes

Do you upgrade software only when purchasing new computers?

No

No

Yes

No

Do you need to create standard images to configure new computers?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Do you have many licensing agreements and find it difficult to track what you own?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Do you want to standardize your desktop software?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Do you prefer to upgrade to the latest Microsoft software?

Yes

No

No

No

Do you need to minimize up-front costs by spreading payments over three years?

Yes

No

No

No

 
What Is Open Value 2.0?

A three-year agreement with a company wide option that lets you pay annually for the right to run the same version of software across your company and upgrade to the latest versions as they're released.
Two Options:

  • Open Value - Purchase licenses with Software Assurance for Microsoft solutions as you deploy
  • Open Value Company Wide - Cover all of the desktops in your organization with the Microsoft platform
 
Company Wide Option: Simplest Licensing For All Desktops:

Desktop Professional Platform

Small Business Platform

Microsoft Office Professional Edition

Office Small Business Edition

Microsoft Core CAL
(includes: Windows Server, Exchange, SPS, SMS)

Microsoft Windows SBS CAL

Microsoft Windows XP Upgrade

Microsoft Windows XP upgrade

>> Simplest License Tracking
• One license per desktop

>> Easiest way to control upgrade cycle
• Upgrade any desktop at any time
• CALs for Windows server, Microsoft Exchange server, Microsoft Systems Management server (SMS), Microsoft SharePoint Services (SPS) always current >> Best cost management option
• Additional savings over company wide discounts (based on reference price)
• Single per-desktop cost for common Microsoft desktop software Open

Value - How to Buy:
>> Opening an agreement
• Purchase minimum of 5 desktop licenses or 1 server license >> Adding license to agreement
• All other server and desktop licenses can be added at any time and paid for in the month of installation. The software Assurance is pro-rated annually.
• Software Assurance on new hardware with OEM software may be purchased within 90 days of installation
• Can pay up front or spread costs over remaining years in agreement
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