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This article needs to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Microsoft differentiates License and Software Assurance. Training: Free training from Microsoft and access to Microsoft E-Learning, a series of interactive online training tools for users. This training can only be taken at a Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions and can only be redeemed for training that is categorized as Microsoft Official Curriculum.
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SA customers whose contracts started before 1 July 2017. As of 1 July 2017, Extended Hotfix support is no longer available through Software Assurance. All benefits are generated by a Benefits Administrator at the customer organization and can be managed on the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center. Software Assurance is often criticized for its expense and the lack of “free” software upgrades within the contract period. The development period between major operating system versions often exceeds three years, requiring customers to renew their software assurance for another contract period, in order to get the next upgrade for “free”. Software Assurance was part of Licensing 6.
0 and initially only provided upgrades, but around the time of the Microsoft Office 2003 release, more benefits were added. OMTCO, omt-co Operations Management Technology Consulting GmbH. Campaigns Where do you want to go today? Why do I have to complete a CAPTCHA?