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Microsoft Product Terms Explained

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  • Version: June 2017
  • Category: Document
  • Language: English

Information about licensing basics and why Microsoft uses different models for licensing its products.

  • The Product Terms (PT) provides information regarding the acquisition of licenses available through Microsoft Volume Licensing programs (formerly provided through the Product List) and the terms and conditions governing software deployment and use (formerly provided through the Product Use Rights (PUR)).

    In this introductory guide to Product Terms, you will learn how you can use the Product Terms to find licensing information for specific Microsoft products and services. You will also review the basics of licensing and learn why Microsoft uses different licensing models for its many products. The Product Terms is a vital legal document and part of your Microsoft Volume Licensing agreement, and we know that it takes time to read and understand the full document. To help you, we have created a licensing story that walks you through examples of how the Microsoft licensing models are applied when using various “real-world” technology solutions. We invite you to follow the director of IT for a midsize company as she finds the best way to license the Microsoft products and services her company needs for a series of IT initiatives.


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