Microsoft Products and Services Agreements (MPSA) Transactional

The Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) is a transactional licensing agreement for commercial, government, and academic organizations with 250 or more users/devices. MPSA works best for organizations that want to license Microsoft on-premises software, cloud services, or both as needed—with no organization-wide commitment under a single, non-expiring agreement.

The MPSA delivers greater value from your licensed assets, more flexible purchasing and simplified asset management through an improved agreement structure, new purchasing platform and modernized systems and tools.

  • An integrated transactional purchasing for on premises software and Online Services

  • Software Assurance is optional

  • An evergreen agreement with a much simpler agreement structure

  • Purchasing accounts to display different entities and subsidiaries

  • Providing new, improved and easy to handle systems and tools to manage your licenses

100% discount on Windows 10 Pro for devices with Windows 10 S, for Commercial and Government customers in MPSA & Select Plus  

Windows 10 Pro Switch Promotion

 7/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
 ​MPSA, Select Plus

100% discount on Windows 10 Pro for customers with Intel Core i processor and AMD A8 equivalent (or above) devices with Windows 10 S acquired before Sep 30, 2017 (must qualify for MPSA/Select+ through a traditional paid offer – cannot create a new agreement with this promo as qualifying offer).

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What is a Purchasing Account?

A Purchasing Account is a buying entity within your organization that you create to order and manage products and services by registering them to an MPSA. This account can be a department, an affiliate, a subset of personnel, or your entire organization. Each Purchasing Account is registered only once and each account is assigned a sector type of commercial, academic, or government. You can have Purchasing Accounts of different sector types on one MPSA. One Purchasing Account is designated as the Agreement Administrator. The Agreement Administrator manages the MPSA, oversees the participation of other Purchasing Accounts in the MPSA, and can fully view assets across all accounts.

Pricing Levels and Points

You do not need an entry minimum to begin purchasing through the MPSA. However, to maintain purchasing eligibility at Level A, you must purchase a minimum of 500 points or cloud services for at least 250 users within each active product pool by the compliance anniversary date. The compliance anniversary date is established as the one-year anniversary of the month in which you first sign your MPSA.
 

Price level – Commercial

Annual point minimum per Product Pool

A

500 or 250 for OLS Only

B

4,000

C

10,000

D

25,000

Government and Academic Purchasing Accounts each have a single price level reflecting the most beneficial pricing that Microsoft can offer to those Customer types through the MPSA.  For Government, this is equivalent to level D commercial price level.


When you register a Purchasing Account, you choose an account type (commercial, academic, or government). As you make purchases, product points are grouped into product pools for each account type, such as academic to academic or commercial to commercial. For commercial accounts, the collective volume determines the price level for each product pool.

For instance, Account 1 and Account 2 are both commercial types. Account 1 purchases 500 licenses for Microsoft Office and Account 2 purchases 200 licenses for Office. The combined purchase volume of 700 licenses and corresponding points determines the price level.

News

Monthly Microsoft Updates

Leipzig, 04/20/2017 – On a monthly basis, we inform you on selected product and licensing news to keep you up to date.

The current topics are: Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 and Premium Assurance are available since March 2017, Windows 7/8.1 – No More Support for the New Generation of CPUs and Important Changes to the MPSA and Retirement of Select Plus effective since 1 April 2017.

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Monthly Microsoft Updates

Leipzig, 02/17/2017 – On a monthly basis, we inform you on selected product and licensing news to keep you up to date.

The current topics are: End of support for the 2013 versions of Office 365 client applications, Windows 10 upgrade benefits for Windows cloud subscriptions in CSP, Windows VDA price adjustments, Azure will no longer be available through the MPSA, changes in accessibility for Microsoft Project 2013 & Project Online, Premium Assurance extends Microsoft support, System Center 2016 Client Management Suite is no longer available, Windows Nano Server – SA for Server + CAL Required

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Since 1 February 2017, Microsoft Azure is no longer available through MPSA

Leipzig, 02/10/2017 Microsoft Azure is still available through Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA), Enterprise Agreement Subscription (EAS), Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE), Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) and Microsoft Online Subscription Program (MOSP).
Customers, who have already purchased Microsoft Azure through MPSA, remain unaffected by the changes.

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COMPAREX Blog

Microsoft has announced that it will raise its entry threshold for Enterprise Agreement Contracts to 500 desktops from 1 July 2016. Reason enough for us to take a closer look at the Microsoft Products and Service Agreement (MPSA) as an alternative for companies with between 250 and 499 desktops. Read the full article ...

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