Basically, that`s the agreement you decide in, Standardize Microsoft products for your enterprise productivity software and server software, as each „qualified” desktop is licensed for the following Microsoft products: Office Professional Plus, Windows Server Client Access Licenses (CALs), Exchange Server Standard CALs, SharePoint Server Standard CALs, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 Client Management License and Windows 7 Enterprise (upgrade only, you need a basic license for each device). Open Programs has been designed primarily for small and medium-sized organizations and allows customers to acquire indeterminate or subscription licenses and, when choosing the customer, rights to future versions of software products over a period of time (depending on the open programs used). The offer, which provides rights to future versions of certain software over the life of the contract, is called software insurance. Software Assurance also provides support, tools and training to help customers effectively deliver and use software. Open Programs has several variants to suit the varied type of purchase of customers. Under the Open License Program, customers can only purchase licenses or licenses with software backup. You can also renew the software backup after the existing volume licensing agreements expire. The select is similar to the select, with the following differences: (1) This is not a maturity contract. (2) SA AVANTAGES for a full three-year period from the purchase date „Updated from May 2011, in order to avoid the monthly run of SA, all SA will expire in a given year will do so on the month/day of your birthday.” (3) This is not a forecasting program – prices are determined based on your first purchase and increase when your purchases increase. (4) It eliminates any need for several agreements, so that the benefits of licensing and SA can be displayed for all related companies covered by the agreement. Select is a „Buy as you go” program, so you need to stay on track with your licensing requirements throughout the year. If you buy L/SA, there are options to spread payments over the life of your contract. Unlike EA, your additional L/SA purchases do not require a lump sum payment, but can also be evaluated in proportion to the remaining term of the contract.
The EA tends to be a popular sale for both resellers and Microsoft, because it includes recurring revenues because it is a three-year contract with maintenance, known as Software Assurance (SA). All insurance (SA) benefits expire at the end of the agreement, regardless of when they are purchased (which makes administration easier, but can reduce the value of purchases by mid-year). The Select Plus program, which was developed primarily for medium- and large-scale companies, allows customers to acquire indeterminate licenses and in the customer`s choice of software backup over a specified period (usually three years or less). Like open programs, the Select Plus program allows customers to purchase only licenses, purchase licenses with software insurance, or renew software insurance when existing volume licensing agreements expire.