Like the ISV licensing requirements, there are certain requirements that need to be met to qualify for cost savings found in the Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) Program.
1- Your organization must be enrolled in the Microsoft Partner Program as a Certified Partner for a Registered Member in the Hosting Program.
2- You must also comply with the Services Provider Use Rights and export requirements. In addition, as an ISV, you must provide technical support for licensed products delivered to customers.
3- Monthly reports on licenses are expected, regardless of activity.
Licenses acquired under the SPLA are monthly, non-perpetual licenses that can be used during the term of the agreement and is available through two models:
The complexity of Microsoft licensing models – or any other software vendor for that matter – is constantly in flux. However, some truths remain the same: licensing rules are complex and constantly changing.