In a three-year contract, the number of desktop computers and qualified users can be adjusted for each anniversary of the contract. This allows for greater flexibility to meet changing requirements. Use rights are limited and expire when the contract expires. In order of priority, you should first review the enterprise agreement, as it regulates how licenses can be awarded under the enterprise agreement. EA`s “Agreement” document (2018) states that EA licenses can be granted to users or devices “within the company.” Therefore, if users or devices are not “within the company,” it could be argued that they must be awarded under another contract, or you should determine that the service description and delivery orthodontology meet SPLA requirements. With respect to certain indications of when a user is considered a “qualified user” under the EA: the customer can also sign a purely Enterprise Online service agreement with Microsoft. This option does not require company-wide standardization. Customers must acquire at least 500 Enterprise online service licenses. Changes are a constant in the world of Microsoft licenses. Recently, Microsoft announced a fairly significant change in its Enterprise Agreements (EA) program.
As of July 1, 2016, the minimum requirement for the Enterprise Agreement (EA) program will increase from 250 qualified users/devices to 500 qualified users/devices. Microsoft extends “qualified user” beyond staff, to a “person” (z.B. collaborators, consultants, contingent staff)” [Ref: Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Enrollment, February 2018] , with criteria for end-users as “qualified users” for EA licensing, as follows: The EDOS program is ideal for large companies and government organizations with more than 5,000 users. As part of an EA, customers can subscribe to microsoft online services such as Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online. Services should not be licensed at the company level, but can be reserved for each user. The customer granted either the standard edition or the corporate edition of each service. The validity of the EDOS is three years and is related to an EA. Existing EA customers who do not meet the new minimum obligations can of course continue until their current contracts expire. At this point, it appears that existing EA customers will have the opportunity to renew their existing contracts for a period of 36 months. When the renewal expires, they will have to pass either the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) or the Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) agreements if they do not meet the minimum number of 500 users/devices.