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Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Transfer Licenses

The golden rule for Volume license transfers from Microsoft is that the licensee cannot transfer volume licenses until those licenses are unlimited, i.e. until the fee is fully paid. Even if the licenses are fully paid for, Microsoft only authorizes divestitures in the context of divestitures, mergers or consolidation events or a connection to a licensee`s identified related companies. (In most of Microsoft`s standard volume licensing agreements, linked companies are defined as commonly controlled companies, defined as shared ownership with 50% participation.) In order to ensure a transfer in these narrow circumstances, the licensee must notify Microsoft of the transfer with the indefinite license transfer form, otherwise the alleged transfer is invalid. In circumstances that are not “approved” by the licensee, the licensee sends the same form, but the form is not valid, unless Microsoft returns the form with a signature authorizing the transfer. In practice, this generally means that a “discretionary” transfer is almost impossible, unless the taker can put some leverage on the situation. Indeed, if you read a software license that says, “Any assignment or assignment must be approved in writing by us,” it is useful to say this sentence as a better way of saying, “We will not allow you to transfer that license. Always. Like most software vendors, Microsoft includes in its standard licensing agreements conditions to restrict the ability of a licensee to resell software or to grant another party the right to install or use software. When IT groups that try to manage their software resources increase the level of difficulty, different types of Microsoft licenses are linked to different transmission limitations.

For commercial products referred to as “fully packaged product” or “FPP” and for pre-installed software known as “primary OEMs” or “OEMs,” licenses can normally be transferred without Microsoft`s consent, but these transfers are subject to restrictions on the number of transfers (usually only one) and the requirements that transmission must be made at the same time as the hardware on which it was originally installed. However, it is often much more difficult to attempt to assign or transfer Microsoft software purchased as part of a volume licensing agreement. A form required if subscription licenses and/or SA coverage are renewed within a period or consolidated by several old contracts into a new EA record. A business agreement option in which all purchased licenses, including local product licenses, are subscriptions (with the exception of an option to purchase indeterminate licenses at the end of the contract). A contractual document that describes the terms and conditions in the registrations, such as duration. B the license and the rules for reassignment and transfer of licenses. It is also important to keep in mind that the golden rule – ownership of an indeterminate license prior to transfer – also excludes the transfer of Enterprise subscription licenses, since the licensee does not receive an indeterminate license as part of the subscription. Therefore, unless a taker makes a buyout at the end of the Enterprise subscription, they are not allowed to transfer it, even if the allocation or transfer is otherwise part of one of Microsoft`s pre-approved situations. What most customers consider an “EA contract,” the Enterprise Enrollment contract defines the rules/process of purchase and imposes different purchase obligations on a customer.

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