Perpetual licenses are now available in the CSP program – powered by First Distribution. Providing resellers with the opportunity to support their customers to continue to purchase perpetual software licenses as well adding a new range of software licenses available for Microsoft CSP partners to sell to customers. All other subscriptions (Office 365, Microsoft 365 etc.), solutions (Microsoft Teams, Windows Virtual Desktop) and others (Windows Server, Dynamics 365, Azure Reserved Instances etc.) are already available via CSP.
The perpetual software licenses in CSP include popular desktop tools such as Visio, Project and the Office Suites as well as the Office components – e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Also included are infrastructure servers such as Windows Server, SQL Server, and Biztalk Server. Productivity servers include Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business and Project Server.
By ending the Open License program and introducing perpetual licenses via the CSP program; Microsoft has created new opportunities for CSP partners. Perpetual software licenses are Microsoft products for on-premises use by the customer. Partners participating in the CSP program will have the opportunities to reach a broader and potentially new customers, those who are exclusively still deploying on premises, or using a mix of on premises and cloud, ultimately paving the way for customers move to the cloud. Customers will benefit from a simplified approach and greater flexibility in the way that they purchase software licenses. This makes it easier to understand, and directly improves licensing asset management, at predictable costs.
Terms and Conditions
• New license-only (L-only) without Software Assurance
• Perpetual requires a one-time upfront purchase.
• No upgrade rights to a later version
• Downgrade rights are applicable to any prior version