Microsoft Service Provider License Agreements (SPLA)
I been trying to find this information in a simple paragraph for too long Microsoft.
- Customers that want to work with partners to have them host Windows 7 in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure solution on their behalf, can do so when the customer provides the partner licenses through the customer’s own agreements with Microsoft. The hosting hardware must be dedicated to, and for the benefit of the customer, and may not be shared by or with any other customers of that partner.
- Next Questions – Does hosting on Amazon AWS constitute to using dedicated hosting if it is only used by a single customer and not shared with others..?
- Microsoft VDI – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/products-and-technologies/virtualization/UE-V.aspx
- Demystifying Microsoft virtual desktop licensing: SA vs. VDA vs. CDL – http://searchvirtualdesktop.techtarget.com/feature/Demystifying-Microsoft-virtual-desktop-licensing-SA-vs-VDA-vs-CDL
- Microsoft partners who host under the Services Provider License Agreement (“SPLA”) may bring some desktop-like functionality as a service by using Windows Server and Remote Desktop Services. Under this solution, the partner is free to offer this service to any customer they choose, whether or not they have a direct licensing agreement with Microsoft. However, it is important to note that SPLA does not support delivery of Windows 7 as a hosted client or provide the ability to access Office as a service through Windows 7. Office may only be provided as a service if it is hosted on Windows Server and Remote Desktop Services.
- Volume Licensing for Microsoft products and Online Services – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/product-licensing/products.aspx