Enterprise Agreement Qualified User

Enterprise Agreement Qualified User

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. Enterprise products for desktop/user computers must have equal quantities for all components. If z.B. the initial command was for Office, Windows and CAL and now 200 users are added via True-up, the true-up order must have the same quantities; That is, 200 Office – 200 Windows – 200 CAL. Existing EA customers who do not meet the new minimum obligations can of course be sued under their current contracts until they 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. 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. 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. Microsoft expands the «qualified user» beyond employees to a «person (z.B. collaborator, advisor, contingent staff)» [Ref: Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Enrollment, February 2018] , with the criteria applicable to end-users as «qualified users» for EA licensing, as follows: If users can be characterized as «within the company,» you should confirm by evaluation whether users meet the criteria of «qualified user» in the EA registration. especially users who work from a «qualified device,» and this device is «used by or for the benefit of the registered connected company» [Ref: Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Enrollment, February 2018] With regard to certain guidelines regarding when a user is considered a «qualified user» under the EA: Leipzig, 23.05.2018 – Large users in several countries often face different local data storage laws, which can sometimes be costly in terms of local infrastructure.

According to Microsoft, Multi-Geo for O365 should help introduce Office 365 as a centralized solution in each country, regardless of regional differences.



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