License Mobility through Software Assurance gives Microsoft Volume Licensing customers the flexibility to deploy eligible server applications with active Software Assurance on Azure. With this Software Assurance benefit, there is no need to purchase new licenses and no associated mobility fees so, you can easily deploy existing licenses on the Azure cloud platform.
If you are a Microsoft Volume Licensing customer with eligible* application server licenses that are covered by active Software Assurance, you can elect to use License Mobility through Software Assurance.
Eligible Volume Licensing programs include the Enterprise Agreement, Microsoft Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS), and Microsoft Open Value Agreement, where Software Assurance is included, and other Volume Licensing programs where Software Assurance is an option, such as the Microsoft Open License Agreement or the Select Plus Agreement.
The following are key requirements for using License Mobility through Software Assurance with your eligible Volume Licensing products.
For a list of supported software on Azure, go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2721672.
For more information on the requirements for the License Mobility Software Assurance benefit (see Appendix 1 of the PUR) and for a full list of eligible server application products (see “Software Assurance Benefits”) at http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/about-licensing/product-licensing.aspx.
As a customer using License Mobility through Software Assurance, you must complete a license verification process. We will then verify that you have eligible licenses with active Software Assurance and send confirmation that we completed this verification process. You can deploy your application server software prior to completing the verification process. You are responsible for managing true ups and renewals as required under your Volume Licensing agreement. In addition, you must submit a new verification form when you renew your agreement and when you deploy any previously unverified products.
To start the verification process and review additional details on License Mobility through Software Assurance, go to: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/software-assurance/license-mobility.aspx.
* Eligible products are identified in the Microsoft PUR under the Appendix “Software Assurance Benefits.” Microsoft Dynamics ERP (enterprise resource planning) products are not licensed through Volume Licensing and are not licensed online, but there are mobility rules that allow for similar use when deploying in shared environments.