What is the Microsft SPLA program?
Using the Services Provider License Agreement
(SPLA), service providers and independent software vendors (ISVs)
can license Microsoft products on a monthly basis, during a
three-year agreement term, to host software services and
applications to their customers.
While other Microsoft Volume
Licensing programs, such as the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement
(EA), Microsoft Select Plus, and Microsoft Open programs (Open
License and Open Value) do not allow hosting of Microsoft products,
SPLA provides the license rights to host specific Microsoft
What Is a Service Provider?
Service providers offer a variety of services to customers such
as access to third-party software, business transaction services,
and line-of-business (LOB) applications. Service providers offer
customers direct or indirect access to Microsoft server licensed
products ("products") or software services that interact with
Specifically, you are a service provider if you provide the
following services to your customers:
Your organization provides your customers with direct or
indirect access to Microsoft products such as hosted websites or
LOB applications through Microsoft server products.
Your organization offers your customers software services that
interact with Microsoft products. In this scenario, you, not your
customer, are the licensee.
Your organization facilitates your customer's business,
including business transactions with third parties, through
software services that interact with Microsoft products.
Your organization provides your customers with access to and
use of any application, Microsoft or otherwise, and the application
is running on a server and interacts with a Microsoft product on
Software services are services that you provide to your
customers that make products available and that display, run,
access, or otherwise interact with Microsoft products. You provide
these services from one or more data centers through the Internet,
a telephony network, or a private network on a rental,
subscription, or services basis, whether or not the service
provider receives a fee. The SPLA makes offering software services
easier because you are the licensee, not the customer.
Business models and scenarios that the SPLA may be
appropriate include the following:
Application service providers
Business process outsourcers (BPO)
Franchisees and franchises
IT outsourcers that provide software licenses
Messaging or collaboration service providers
Platform infrastructure providers
PC rental companies
Streaming media providers
Web hosting providers
Web or Internet service providers
ISVs that provide hosted applications1
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