Microsoft Software Assurance

It’s More Than You Think

  • Reduce costs

    Gain access to new builds, releases and cost efficient upgrades, exclusive to the SA program.

  • Plan

    Take advantage of consulting services to plan new, on premise and cloud-based deployments.

  • Improve

    Increase operational efficiency and gain access to exclusive unique licensing rights options and the latest technologies.

  • Increase

    Help increase overall user productivity with a plethora of instructor-led technical training courses for end users and staff.

  • Maintain

    Ensure your business is always online and up to date with the help of a Responsive IT Infrastructure and 24/7, always on support.

Find Out What You’ve Been Missing

  • 24/7
    Support

    Support that’s ready when you need it, day or night, 24 hours a day.

  • New Version
    Rights

    Upgrade to newer version rightss released during your contract term for free.*

  • Deployment
    Planning

    Train your employees on the most valuable, advanced tools found in Office & Windows; complete with interactive, top tier deployment planning & training services.

  • Training
    Vouchers

    Receive private training vouchers for educational courses directly from Microsoft Certified Partners.

  • Custom E-learning &
    Training

    Train employees using a variety of different learning styles with Microsoft E-learning Online.

  • Home Use Program
    (HUP)

    Allow your staff to use the same software they use at work, at home.

Benefits: Entitlement Summary
Commercial and Government Offerings

BenefitsOpen LicenseOpen ValueNon Comapny-WideOpen Value Comapny-Wide & SubscriptionSelect/Select Plus >>+Microsoft-Products & Services AgreementEnterprise Agreement/
Subscription
Typical Size (# of devices) 5-250 5-250 5-250 >250 >250 >500**
MS Software Assurance Optional Included Included Optional Optional Included
New Version Rights            
Planning Services            
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack(MDOP)            
Windows Virtual Desktop Access Rights            
Windows SA Per-Used Add-On            
Windows To Go Use Rights            
Windows Roaming Use Rights            
New Version Rights            
Planning Services            
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack(MDOP)            
Windows Virtual Desktop Access Rights            
Windows Per-Used Add-On            
Windows To Go Use Rights            
Windows Roaming Use Rights            
Training Vouchers            
Online E-learning            
Home Use Program            
24x7 Problem Resolution Support            
Backup for Diaster Recovery            
System Center Global Service Monitor            
Passive Secondary Instance for SQL Server            
Extended Hotfix Support            
Step-up Licensing Availabilty            
Spread Payments            
             

Benefits: Entitlement Summary
For more details, chat with one of our licensing experts.

BenefitsBenefit SummaryEligibility Summary
Typical Size (# of devices) Upgrade each Microsoft product license that is under contract to the most recent for no additional cost. Licensed products can be upgraded to the latest version of that product made available during the covered period.
Planning Services Provides structured planning services from Microsoft partners to enable efficient deployment of Microsoft applications, system and server products, and cloud services. You receive a number of Planning services days based on the number of qualifying Office Application, CAL Suite and Server products with coverage.
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) Provides a suite of innovative technologies including virtulization, policy control, and diagnostics and recovery tools. If the Underlying SA of Windows VDA is Licensed per device, then MDOP covers the licensed device. If the undelying Windows Assurance or Windows VDA is licensed per user, then MDOP extends across all od the licensed user's devices.
Windows Virtual Desktop Access Rights Enables Users to access virtual instances of Windows in a variety of user scenarios You May user Windows VDA Rights when you have active SA coverage for the Windows desktop operating systems.
Windows Per-Used Add-On Upgrade each Microsoft product license that is covered to the most recent build for no additional cost. Licensed products with coverage can be upgraded to the latest version of that product made available during the covered period.
Windows To Go Use Rights Provides structured planning services from Microsoft partners to enable efficient deployment of Microsoft applications, system and server products, and cloud services. You receive a number of Planning services days based on the number of qualifying Office Application, CAL Suite and Server products with coverage.
Windows Roaming Use Rights Provides a suite of innovative technologies including virtulization, policy control, and diagnostics and recovery tools. If the Underlying Windows VDA is Licensed per device, then MDOP covers the licensed device. If the undelying Windows Assurance or Windows VDA is licensed per user, then MDOP extends across all od the licensed user's devices.
New Version Rights Enables Users to access virtual instances of Windows in a variety of user scenarios You May user Windows VDA Rights when you have active SA plans for the Windows desktop operating systems.
Planning Services Upgrade each Microsoft product license actively under contract to the most recent for no additional cost. Licensed products with eligible coverage can be upgraded to the latest version of that product made available during the covered period.
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) Provides structured planning services from Microsoft partners to enable efficient deployment of Microsoft applications, system and server products, and cloud services. You receive a number of Planning services days based on the number of qualifying Office Application, CAL Suite and Server products with coverage.
Windows Virtual Desktop Access Rights Provides a suite of innovative technologies including virtulization, policy control, and diagnostics and recovery tools. If the Underlying Windows SA of Window VDA is Licensed per device, then MDOP covers the licensed device. If the undelying Windows Assurance or Windows VDA is licensed per user, then MDOP extends across all od the licensed user's devices.
Windows Per-Used Add-On Enables Users to access virtual instances of Windows in a variety of user scenarios You May user Windows VDA Rights when you have active coverage for the Windows desktop operating systems.
Windows To Go Use Rights Upgrade each Microsoft product license that is covered by active coverage to the most recent for no additional cost. Licensed products with coverage can be upgraded to the latest version of that product made available during the covered period.
Windows Roaming Use Rights Provides structured planning services from Microsoft partners to enable efficient deployment of Microsoft applications, system and server products, and cloud services. You receive a number of Planning services days based on the number of qualifying Office Application, CAL Suite and Server products with coverage.
Training Vochers Upgrade each Microsoft product license that is covered to the most recent for no additional cost. Licensed products with coverage can be upgraded to the latest version of that product made available during the covered period.
Online E-learning Provides structured planning services from Microsoft partners to enable efficient deployment of Microsoft applications, system and server products, and cloud services. You receive a number of Planning services days based on the number of qualifying Office Application, CAL Suite and Server products with coverage.
Home Use Program Provides a suite of innovative technologies including virtulization, policy control, and diagnostics and recovery tools. If the Underlying Windows SA of Windows VDA is Licensed per device, then MDOP covers the licensed device. If the undelying Windows Assurance or Windows VDA is licensed per user, then MDOP extends across all od the licensed user's devices.
24x7 Problem Resolution Support Upgrade each Microsoft product license that is covered to the most recent for no additional cost. Licensed products with active plans can be upgraded to the latest version of that product made available during the covered period.
Backup for Diaster Recovery Provides structured planning services from Microsoft partners to enable efficient deployment of Microsoft applications, system and server products, and cloud services. You receive a number of Planning services days based on the number of qualifying Office Application, CAL Suite and Server products with coverage.
System Center Global Service Monitor Provides a suite of innovative technologies including virtulization, policy control, and diagnostics and recovery tools. If the Underlying Windows VDA is Licensed per device, then MDOP covers the licensed device. If the undelying Windows Assurance or Windows VDA is licensed per user, then MDOP extends across all od the licensed user's devices.
Passive Secondary Instance for SQL Server Enables Users to access virtual instances of Windows in a variety of user scenarios You May user Windows VDA Rights when you have active coverage for the Windows desktop operating systems.
Passive Secondary Instance for SQL Server Enables Users to access virtual instances of Windows in a variety of user scenarios You May user Windows VDA Rights when you have active coverage for the Windows desktop operating systems.
Extended Hotfix Support Upgrade each Microsoft product license that is covered to the most recent for no additional cost. Licensed products with eligible coverage can be upgraded to the latest version of that product made available during the covered period.
Step-up Licensing Availabilty Upgrade each Microsoft product license that is covered to the most recent for no additional cost. Licensed products with SA plans can be upgraded to the latest version of that product made available during the covered period.
Spread Payments Provides structured planning services from Microsoft partners to enable efficient deployment of Microsoft applications, system and server products, and cloud services. You receive a number of Planning services days based on the number of qualifying Office Application, CAL Suite and Server products with coverage.

Ask about Software Assurance for Office, Exchange, SQL Server, Windows Server, SharePoint, Azure,
System Center, and many others. Chat with a product licensing specialist for more information.

Smart IT investments support effective organizations

The success of your organization relies on an effective IT infrastructure that provides innovative, efficient, and cost-effective ways to address new business scenarios. Your IT investments are smartly planned, managed, and supported. Equally as important, your employees are trained, excited, and ready to take full advantage of the productivity gains that the latest technology offers. 

The Advantage

Get more out of your Microsoft software and services

Plans include a broad range of Microsoft software and services, including Windows, Microsoft Office, Exchange, System Center, SQL Server, and many others.

Get the tools and training you need to do more with the IT investments you plan to make as well as those you have already made. Royal offers SA exclusively through Microsoft Volume Licensing—the most cost-effective, flexible, and manageable way to acquire Microsoft software and cloud services.

It's simple, invest & receive benefits to help improve business agility

Save time, stay up and running

Have a problem or a concern? 24x7 support, by web or phone, gets you answers when you need them. These benefits, along with tools and technologies to standardize and speed application deployments, can be a huge time-saver. Gain greater control of the tools that employees are using; with less downtime, and fast support. Your employees will have access to technology they need, when they need it.

Consult with an expert to develop and apply organization-wide policies; help keep software configurations up to date, secure, and configured to best support your IT environment. Furthermore, additional backup and cold-standby benefits help maintain a stable, secure, and available infrastructure.

Be prepared

Organizations around the world are excited about the potential they see in cloud computing. Prepare to move selected functions off-premises with the help of Royal's experts and innovative server licensing opportunities.

License Mobility helps your organization benefit from lower-cost off-premises deployments that are easier to scale and less trouble to manage; retain the value of existing investments in on-premises server licenses with hybrid deployments. Retain active licenses and reduce overhead by assigning licenses to your hosting partner.

Reduce costs, improve efficiency, increase productivity

Spend less and acheive more.

Volume licensing consultants are available to provide expert advice; get on the fastrack to deploy an IT infrastructure that best suits your needs, whether on-premises or in the cloud.

Version rights upgrades allow for free releases of newer software editions. This means employees get low-cost downloads of Office to use at home, and your organization gets flexible licensing rights and use options to best support office and mobile workers on a broad range of devices.

Help your company seize these new opportunities; gain access to classroom training for end-users that is flexible and always available.

Budget your way

The Spread Payments helps work with strict budgets, lowering initial licensing costs. Spread the costs of your purchase across three equal, annual sums; forecast your technology budget up to three years in advance.

Review Benefits

This comprehensive set benefits delivers powerful advantages as you plan, deploy, and use Microsoft software and services.

The Active Benefits Chart (PDF, 768 KB), which includes an in-depth overview of all features, explaining which benefits apply to each type of Volume Licensing agreement. Use the chart to see the many ways SA can offer invaluable advantages to you and to your organization.

If you still have questions contact your Microsoft Volume Licensing reseller.

How To Buy

This add-on can be purchased through Royal via the Microsoft Open Volume Licensing Program: Available benefits are determined by the types and quantity of products that you purchase. Contact your Microsoft Partner for details.

Learn more about how you can take full advantage of your investments in Microsoft technology.

This comprehensive program includes a unique set of technologies,
services, and rights to help you deploy, manage, and use Microsoft products efficiently.

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