Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Changes Will Impact Budgeting

Doubled Minimum Seat Requirement as of July 1, 2016

Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) versus Microsoft Products Agreement (MPSA)
As of July 1, 2016, the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement has doubled its license user/device minimum from a 250-seat minimum to 500 users or devices. Organizations that fall into the 250 to 499-seat category, must take action before the deadline. In fact, these organizations should start planning now and make a definitive decision no later than mid-April.

Scenarios Options
500-seat or more No effect
250 to 499-seat Two options:
1. Review and purchase 500-seat license to continue on Microsoft EA
2. Change to an MPSA
Under 250-seat Change to an MPSA

This white paper outlines the potential options and considersation an organization may take.

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