MS Open License

An End to Microsoft Open License Program

As you have probably heard, Microsoft ended its Open License Program on January 1, 2022. The Open License Program allowed smaller organizations to purchase Microsoft software licenses for products such as Office and Windows on a pay-as-you-go model.

Moving to Microsoft Cloud Service Provider (CSP)

Moving forward, in order to purchase new licenses or renew existing software licenses or online services that were accessible via the Microsoft Open License program, businesses are required to enroll in Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program or through an Enterprise Agreement. Both alternatives can be complicated and require careful analysis to ensure companies aren’t overpaying for the Microsoft solutions they need.

Let’s Look at Your Business Need

Let’s face it, the licensing changes Microsoft is introducing are complex and may appear daunting at first glance. From experience we know that many organizations don’t have any idea what kind of licenses they have. That’s where iShift can help. We will analyze your IT infrastructure and your business needs.

Plenty of New Licensing Options

As your co-innovation partner for Cloud and a Microsoft CSP partner, we can really assist you in figuring out the best and most flexible options under the new licensing model. Let us do the work for you and guide you to the best solution for you going forward.

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