Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Changes

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.

Scenarois500-seat or more

250 to 499-seat

Under 250-seat

OptionsNo effect
Two options:
1. Review and purchase 500-seat license to continue on Microsoft EA

2. Change to an MPSA

Change to an MPSA

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